DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017
With 2017 fast approaching, the design trends that will be making their mark in the design industry are beginning to emerge and are set to shake things up in interior trends - from terracotta to shades of green to the age of analogue, this is what we will be seeing in interior design and architecture for the year ahead.
Natural and Organic
In a style that encourages working with natural and organic materials, this trend is about moving away from the airbrushed perfection that we so often see in television and magazines, and embracing a look that explores a raw and authentic quality. We will see this trend communicated through concrete combined with crisp blues and greens, natural fibres such as hay and grass, overgrown details that create imperfect shapes, floral prints, and an increased used in glass and other transparent materials that allow nature to shine through.
Earthy Desert Tones
In response to our technological lives, there’s an increasing pull towards natural and raw colours and materials. Described by design expert Victoria Redshaw at this years’ Décor and Design, this trend is all about "controlled rusticity," and embracing the raw vs the clean. The colour palette that we will see emerging from this trend will be earthy, authentic and warm - think terracotta, burgundy, rust, ocher, pale pink and shades of cinnamon.
Shades of Green
Moving away from the highly popular navy and midnight blues, our increased awareness of the world around us and desire to be more sustainable has also driven a greater interest and acceptance in a wide range of greens. With many options to select from, this trend is open to interpretation and can be incorporated using in a range of materials and finishes, such as paint or in a feature piece of furniture.
This trend is again in response to our highly technological and face paced lives and will focus on form and function rather than design for the sake of design. As explained by Redshaw at Décor and Design the Analogue trend is all about cleansing with a “digital detox” and about finding beauty in everyday materials. Leather details, bolts, screws, cork, and brass will be some of the materials we will begin to see more regularly in the design world in thanks to this trend.
Overall 2017 is set to be a year of experimentation, as we explore design in a new approach and positive, strong forms. It is a design agenda that support spontaneity, independence and a nomadic spirit. Watch out because strong is the new pretty.
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