January has flown by, and as yet I’ve not given you my thoughts on what the new trends are going to be in interiors in Spring 2017. Last month I visited the biggest global interior trends event called Heimtextil, which was showing off the 2018 interior styles, it was an amazing experience and a real eye opener in many respects. I’ve actually used the knowledge and inspiration I received to help me choose the interior trends to concentrate on this year. You can see the Pinterest board I made to help me HERE.
Jungle Greenery – The jungle vibe of 2016 with all of its palms in dark sultry greens has shifted to light and bright greens, giving it a more relaxed uncomplicated feel. Think yellow greens of the Pantone ‘Greenery’ but lots of different shades, all zingy and leaving you feeling uplifting.
Add this green colour in small bursts around the room, in plants (which are going to continue to be a big trend) soft furnishings or make an impact with a statement piece for furniture, a carpet or how about shutters on a window? Surround the room with wallpaper or paint in this colour, I don’t think there are any rules for this colour choice.
The world as a whole, is following a trend of going back to nature, and this colour palate is a reflection of that. This is truly what it means to bringing the outside in, as it feels authentic and natural.
Mushroom – If jungle greenery is too daring, then a more neutral, muted shade that will be big this year is mushroom. The thing about going for a more neutral classic shade like this, is that they generally take longer to date, though eventually they all do. They also provide an excellent backdrop to adding other colours to an interior scheme. This is a warm colour that should be used tonally throughout the room, to avoid being bland.
Clashing and over sized patterns in wallpaper and textiles is where interiors are going to go this spring. Vintage 30’s-50’s and even more geometric styles, as well as botanical shapes and forms. Pattern is going to be seen in many different mediums, tiles both ceramic and vinyl are a favourite of mine. I think with the advancement of digital printing, pattern printing on any surface, as well as making it bespoke for an individual, will continue to grow.
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More, velvet, marble, raw ceramics and terracotta. An interesting one is the swing towards terracotta, both the colour and the material in fact. Yes its natural, but many think of it in a 80’s way, but this is a fresher more tactile imperfect version. I love the warmth that this one has, it can add real depth to a scheme, whether you are looking for a modern interior or prefer a more boho look.
Another favourite of mine is velvet. Such a tactile material, it looks and feel luxurious. If your budget allows I would invest in a velvet sofa as a key piece to update a room.
Or try adding a sumptuous velvet throw on a bed if you are looking at adding a smaller on trend flourish to you home.
This is such a strong trend, and definitely it’s here to stay I feel for the next few years. The antithesis of the throw away society. Think of tactical patterns like embroidery, felt, knitting, crochet. More handmade items like pottery, with a beautiful and rustic feel. Not to be mistaken as crafty but unique beautifully made artisan items.
So those are the key trends that I love for spring 2017. Are there any you would like to add?
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