Seen as this is my first blog post of the year, I thought a trend blog post will be fitting and set the year off with some inspiration and trend awareness. There’s always lots to look at but I thought I’d highlight a few key trends that I feel will be relevant to the world of interiors. As a very brief overview, the trends that I have picked out are greens, industrial metallic’s, neon, geometric, digital print, greys and pastels.
Pantone published their colour of the year for 2013, EMERALD 17-5641. YEY I hear you shout! Ok so maybe you might not be as excited as I was when I found out but keep your eyes peeled as Emerald green will be apparent in both fashion and interiors. Pantone describe this colour:
“Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. Also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity, no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.” source
Combining rich taupes, burnished metallics bring an air of sophistication to this trend.
Other than the previously mentioned Emerald Green there are many other greens that are in the 2013 colour palette. These greens include petrol green, spearmint and celery/mustard green.
Spring pastels, yep I reckon we’ve heard that a million times before. This year however pastels are being teamed up with bright neon colours and metallics.
The geometric trend hasn’t really gone away. It seems that our love for multifaceted surfaces, triangles and hexagons is stronger than ever. This year we will see much more of this but also the inclusion of stripes. This trend will be combined with the use of neon, greys and even natural materials (marble, wood and metals).
The wallpaper featured below by Ferm Living could be seen as a very busy print, however the tonal use of greys calm this pattern down which is very pleasing to the eye.
Neon, grey tones and geometric prints.
Copper and Brass
Copper and brass work great with all of the trends mentioned in this post. Either polished or burnished, these metals reflect light and embody an essence of industrial luxury.
Beam kitchen designed by Tom Dixon in collaboration with Lindholdt Studio is a great example of this trend.
Jamie Hayon’s Diamante collection for Bisazza Bagno combines both the metallic geometric trend.
We have seen an influx of digitally printed products over the past few years from catwalk fashion to porcelain floor tiles. However the quality has vastly improved hence it becoming a big trend. Not only will we see digital images of nature but also the imitation of material for example; printed marble pattern onto wallpaper, fabric and porcelain.
Artwood flooring is digitally printed porcelain that not only looks like wood but also has the texture too. Here is it featured at the Luggage room bar in Mayfair.
This marble wall is actually wallpaper. Available from Ferm Living, this pattern is printed onto Wallsmart wallpaper which is a new generation of non woven paper that’s easier to hang.
ByNord Copenhagen print such beautiful images onto their fabrics especially this sea-grass cushion.