FIVE DESIGN AND COLOR TRENDS WE EXPECT TO SEE AT MARKET
1 Graphic Design Elements
Geometric and Designed shapes and elements. Circles, squares and triangles. Architectural aesthetics clearly and simply expressed in both products and embellishments.
Modern industrial, revamped. Open, gunmetal-finished iron supports shelving of smoked glass, with floatlike circle and square shapes to nod to the Greek inspiration behind the Nicos Bookshelf.
Go bold with a shape-driven statement. Almond-finished oak encases patterned door fronts of mixed-finish mirror, with slim iron legs to round out the Lena Media Console’s modern material mix.
2 Mixed Materials
Wide, plank-style legs of brass-finished steel feature an ombre pattern and intersecting beam, while the Brennan Dining Table’s black oak top flaunts natural graining for a rich takeaway. Exclusive performance-grade upholstery features vertical channeling and boucle-like texture, for a lustrous feel. The Rooney Swivel Dining Chair’s hairpin legs lend a finishing touch.
Inspired by Japanese Tatamis, the June Chair’s cleverly constructed outer frame consists of natural cane and black parawood paneling. Adding to that clean color contrast sits cream linen-blend performance upholstery.
“Animals have been subject matter for painters, illustrators, textile designers and sculptors throughout the centuries. The “animalier” was known for realistic portrayals.”
We’re already seeing this trend in the new fabric introductions from Norwalk furniture. They feature “classical motifs; fauna and flora of exotic locals; and rich, elegant and beguiling colors.”
Where it works: Upholstery, accent furniture, wall decor, area rugs, lighting, and decorative accessories — in classical and tropical colorways; animal skin prints; avian and exotic animal motifs; polished and burnished metal finishes.
“Neutrals may reign, but color confidence is always on the rise. Take color-blocking and color drenching … recent runway run-aways that are proving to be even more compelling in home furnishings. These decorative techniques are especially suited to modestly scaled interiors, which adds to their appeal and longevity. Meet DRENCHING, a crash course on sophistication and easy elegance.”
Where it works: Upholstery, bedroom, accent furniture and outdoor furniture for small-scale living. Also, wall decor, area rugs, lighting and decorative accessories done up in these colors: violet, citrus, moody blues and upbeat greens.
“Serenity, wellness, well being and mindfulness … the pursuit of calm, clarity and contentment can be a journey. TrendWatch’s exploration of the process, FOCUS, looks at color, material and nature as a mindset, all against a backdrop of serene, yet powerful, colors.”
Where it works: Upholstery, dining, accent furniture, wall decor, area rugs, lighting, and decorative accessories — in serene colors.