We often get asked “What are the new colours in Interior Design?” Well, you do not have to look very far. Just take a walk down your local high street or in the shopping mall and look at the clothes. Ask yourself what colours are they using? What neutrals are put with the colours? Interior Design colours closely follow fashion, because Interior Design is as much about fashion as adding your personality to an interior. At the moment we are seeing lots of jewel colours and they are being used to pop out from all that neutral grey that is around. Guess what is happening in interiors? The photos below will show you a little of what we are talking about.
You will also see the same thing occurring with pattern. If there are tribal influences in fashion, they will come through into interior fabrics. For instance there has been a lot of ethnic related fabrics in fashion- most often seen in boho romantic looks, and we are seeing lots of aztec and ikat designs in upholstery fabrics at the moment.
Neutrals? Grey is the new cream or black. The lighter shades are replacing grey as the de rigeur colour of interior design. The darker shades are used to make interiors more masculine, or cocooning and tie back to the industrial edge that is around in a lot of furniture at the moment. Grey because of its masculine undertones is perfect to juxta – pose more feminine, prettier fabrics on.
Now you have the perfect excuse to go shopping and get up to date with what is around. Perfect!
- The next interior design trend (aneyefordesign1.wordpress.com)