2015 is shaping up to be a colourful year for interiors with prints, pastels and metallics, all taking centre stage. Here are the top trends you should know about.
A new 'casual elegance' is emerging and employs traditional materials, colours and patterns presented in fresh, modern ways. Tara Dennis show us how to incorporate these trends into our home.
Blue continues its reign as the world's most popular colour and its latest incarnation for 2015 is deep, inky indigo. Paired with pure white and natural textures of timber and linen, the look is fresh and young. Get the look at your place by mixing in accessories with what you already have. For the table include napery, serve ware and translucent glass while a few scatter cushions add comfort and a flash of colour to any room.
Metallics have the design world buzzing. Copper dominates but in 2015 be prepared to welcome brass as the 'new' metal. Smooth or beaten, the warm shimmer of brass and copper have undeniable appeal and are especially popular for lighting, occasional tables, tapware and accessories - even fabrics and upholstery which mimic the look. Be 'on trend' by introducing a few key brass or copper pieces to a room or even wear the new metals. Oversized watches, handbags, jewellery, nails, makeup and shoes in shimmery tones will be everywhere in 2015.
Credit: Tara Dennis, lights by Tom Dixon
Oversized floral, straight from the catwalk are moving in as the new must have print for homes in 2015 adding a welcome touch of femininity. From pale, pastel shades, floral for the new year can be seen in many guises. As a soft blurr of colour, merely suggesting blooms or as watercolours, soft and 'impressionism' like. For colour lovers, you'll even see them in bright, almost psychedelic shades, paired with bold, block colours to avoid the chintz.
Credit: Tara Dennis at Zara Home London
Concrete is rapidly on the rise in home interiors. Apart from the now familiar polished concrete floors, residentially concrete is being embraced for walls, benchtops, tables and sinks. New for 2015 is the use of concrete for smaller more decorative items such as lighting, planters, serve ware and ornaments. Far from being considered cold and utilitarian, concrete is enjoying it's moment to shine as the new 'raw' material for the season.
Credit: Tara Dennis at Maison & Objet, Paris
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