Top 10 trends for 2016: #2 Backlit fabric

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 in Design, Events, News
Top 10 trends for 2016: #2 Backlit fabric

At Nichols, we are ready to help you capitalize on the top design trends of 2016 to create a captivating trade show exhibit. This series of posts examines the trends from EXHIBITORLIVE 2016, and gives you tips to make use of them in your next exhibit.


In 2015, backlit fabric was the number one trend at EXHIBITORLIVE. This important trend continues in 2016 with backlit fabric integrated into custom backwalls, hanging signs and counters. The impact of light cannot be denied and that impact increases exponentially as the size of the lightbox increases.


  • The combination of striking images and interesting shapes multiply the effect of backlit fabric. (upper left)
  • A lightbox framed within a lightbox combines form with function and takes creativity to new heights. (center)
  • Vibrant color is all the rage in 2016 and finds no better canvas than backlit fabric. (upper right)

If you want your next booth to make a beautiful impact, contact us at to find out more about how to incorporate backlit fabric into your design.

With you, every step of the way.

Team Nichols

Coming soon: Download our eBook with all 10 key trends from EXHIBITORLIVE 2016!
(Past issues are also available for inspiration)