This week has been a week of trends. I’ve been to two lectures on latest trends and also a product launch. It’s interesting (and pleasing) to hear similar things come from 4 different avenues. Nice to know it really is a science!
Trends are not necessarily what’s hot for the next year or so. Most trends have a life cycle of about ten years. So those painting their houses and choosing colours will be pleased to hear that the grey trend, which has been around for about 4 years will still be around for another 6 at least. So keep on painting charcoal and grey and continue to choose a grey sofa over a brown one.
Ombre is a big influence too. It started with the dipping of legs of furniture or other objects and has progressed to ombre. There’s some stunning pieces around like this gorgeous Ercol Love Seat.
Another trend that caught my eye is the Funky 50’s. of course I would love that being a colour lover. It’s all about pops of colour in your decor and colour blocking. Funnily enough this trend has been around for quite a while but probably not labelled. Back in 2005 when I was studying, I prepared this collage for our Trends assignment.
Since then Smeg have brought out their retro fridges in bright colours and other appliances have followed suit.
Dulux will be releasing their colour trends in the next couple of weeks and I had a sneak peek at those too. There’s a palette to suit all styles and decor from Romantic Spirits to Digital Nomads.
So what colours are you using in your home at the moment?
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