As we overcome the excitement of Christmas and nurse our headaches from the busy holiday period, we welcome yet another year - and who can believe it’s almost the end of January?!
With a new year, fresh design trends emerge and although we often look to the future for trends, many we see this year will pay tribute to looks from the past, including a few that are continuing to have as much of a moment this year as they did last. Below are a few standouts...
Colour - although Pantone named ‘greenery’ (a refreshing lime-like shade) its 2017 colour of the year, I’m sure there will be no shortage of various green shades as we continue to see the hue applied to both soft furnishings, homewares and walls. Navy will continue to be a standout shade as consumers look for a ‘different/not so different’ modern alternative to black.
Patterns - we often see fashion trends carry over to our interiors and this year is no different as we get set to see runway worthy safari and tropical prints splashed across wallpaper and fabric alike. If you can’t choose just one pattern, don’t despair as clashing patters will also be popular.
Marble - although somewhat overdone in 2016, this trend is set to stay and for good reason! The addition of marble adds a sense of luxe to any room provided it isn’t overused. This year expect to see various shades of marble and it produced in sleeker forms, such as thin bench tops.
Local finds - whether it be a custom side board from a local cabinet maker or one of a kind ceramics from the nearby market, the trend towards artisan items will carry on as we select well crafted and unique items to personalise our homes while incorporating them with mainstream finds.
Colourful cabinetry - moving away from all white kitchens, coloured cabinetry is set to be on the rise this year. Rather than gaudy and brash hues, tones will be muted (think soft greys, teals, blues and greens) however just enough to make a statement.
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