Tuesday January 24, 2017
A new year, a new you, and a fresh perspective!
As we are all coming back from the summer holidays, we are already beginning to see popular trends emerging for the year ahead.
There is everything from the freshest greens, to the loveliest linens – bright tropics and beautiful ceramic arts. There is a little something for everybody, no matter what your style!
We have put together a few trends to look out for over the coming months, what the inspiration is, and what you can expect to see in combinations this year. Happy reading! X
TREND ONE: Greenery
Spotted in: Pantone Colour, Dulux Colour, Elle Decor, Vogue – basically everyone is calling this one in.
Inspired to invite a little ‘freshness’ into your life, the shades of green reflect nature, balance and growth. Keep an eye out for when your perfect shade of green makes an appearance and investigate a range of materials – textiles, paint, wallpapers, rugs, flooring, tiles – the possibilities are endless.
TREND TWO: Lagom
Spotted in: Elle UK, Vogue, Huffington Post, NZ House & Garden … and quite possibly a few more.
‘Lagom’ is a Swedish term that is quickly taking the design world by storm. Its’ literal translation is ‘just the right amount’ and the philosophy follows that old age tradition of ‘everything in moderation’. It emphasises a simple, sustainable and balanced life-style that bleeds into your design and fashion choices.
TREND THREE: Tropical Treasure
Spotted in: Vogue, Dulux Colour, Zillow Home Trends, Interior Magazine, Your Home & Garden NZ
TREND FOUR: Made From Scratch
Spotted in: Dulux Colour, Elle UK, Wellington (Hipster capital of NZ) and all over Instagram…
With this trend, we see more textures, imperfections and character to our neutral tones. Bone and Chalk will be big colours, and will be combined with some of our already current artisanal favourites: linen, ‘greige‘ and recycled timber. We’re also seeing ceramics again, both as fixtures in the kitchen and as inspiration for wallpaper and fabrics new to the market this year.
TREND FIVE: Disruptive Lines
Spotted in: Vogue, NZ House & Garden, Interior Magazine, Architecture NOW
A trend for the kitchen/bathroom enthusiast, Disruptive lines are starting to pop-up all over the place. The idea is to mis-match the space a little, and create lines with patterns and fittings, where lines may not have existed before.
An easy way to create this look is with tiles. Placing tiles in a pattern where the repeat does not match will emphasis the size, shape and placement of that tile, creating patterns across the room.
Parquet or Hexagonal tiling is also a great way to introduce this trend. Parquet flooring (with timber or tiles) can give the floor a subtle movement, and hexagonal back-splash designs can bounce life back off the wall and into your kitchen space.
2 0 1 7: The year is what you make of it. Be bold, be brave, be happy.
Tag @designmade to show us how you’re incorporating this years trends into your style!