Bringing the summer in with a change of fresher and brighter ideas. Different colours are the start of changes between spring and summer.
2015 Summer trend report …
Summer is seeing the mismatch of brave colours against the paler shades to tackle winter head on and welcome summer in one big re-design; especially giving you a colour palette that could last the whole of the season.
Maybe mixing a Greek blue, like the deep blue of the Mediterranean along with perfect pairing such as grey or the colour of the season, pale pink. Pale pink has been brought though from spring still showing that you are able to bring through subtle elegance with these new vibrant colours. Pale pink has also been used within the catwalks and interiors throughout last season and still in this season I definitely it is going to be one of the colours of 2015. Other colours are still being included from the spring trend – don’t forget mixing the lighter shades of green and shades of white to bring a soft more natural interior with a modern twist.
Is marble starting to make a comeback? The rather expensive, timeless rock type was making quiet a big impression during last year’s London Design Festival, but it is looking like it is going to become the elegant material used within interiors in 2015.
When using marble working with a neutral color palette is best, if you are using white marble in particular it can make a room feel and appear more open. Especially because it is coming into the Summer season it can also be used to freshen up you interior as it can add light to dark spaces that are more confined. When you are using marble I definitely think it needs to been chosen wisely and to be used only in small doses, the gleaming stone can always add a classic look to any interior. Using marble subtly and merging modern materials will certainly avoid overwhelming the eye.
With summer approaching fast, ‘don’t fear patterns’ is the echoing advice for SS15…
Spring Summer 2015 is all about the power of the pattern; highlighting the significance of print as an important element of decoration. It appears bold and powerful patterns are pushing to the foreground of the interior design world, with floral, wildlife and geometry prints screaming attention.
Britain is in bloom. Our love affair with nature and calming botanical boosts continues to grow, encouraged further by the glorious displays at the Chelsea Flower Show. Using this epic phenomenon as inspiration, floral looks for the home are key this season, whether they are blossoming on walls, accessories or just a pretty posy.
Trends appear to be looking particularly towards the summer garden with a fresh, contemporary array of floral patterns, creating elegant and modern classic looks. Floral prints seem to have been teamed with brushstrokes and impressionistic designs, with emphasis particularly falling on water-coloured floral designs.
The key materials are more focused on textile and surface printing with watercolour motifs and brush stroke designs made to appear hand painted and artisanal. This trend is currently prominent on the catwalk too and will continue through to the fall and winter months.
This style appears to be evident particularly in Romo’s new summer collection ‘Saphira,’ a contemporary print, comprised of beautiful colourful blooms on cotton-satin and cotton-linen. It also includes a delicate touch of watercolour, which creates a hazy fusion of colour, as well as clear use of brushstrokes crafting a home-made, textural feel.
Designers Guild’s ‘Orangerie’ Fabrics collection of floral digital prints also reflects this fresh summer trend. Their collection draws together a stunning assembly of some of their most popular digitally printed fabrics, in a reformed array of new colour schemes in keeping with current contemporary trends. They too appear to have fused photography with hand-painted artwork.
Continuing with natural selection and neutral hues, in terms of pattern, we zoom in on nature, combining it with a mix of global traveling influences and decadent tribal patterns. Layering and dappled light effects as well as printing and bleeding are pooled together with bold colour mixes and fragmented, tessellated geometrics to form a dramatic, striking look for this summer. Looking particularly at one of our favourite designers, Missoni, their new summer style reflects upon this bold tribal statement, incorporating bold, vibrant colours with the tribal, geometric pattern, as well as the likes of Pierre Frey and their new wallpaper collection.
‘Designers are looking at traditional crafting processes and modernizing them with new materials and colour combinations to create something innovative and otherworldly.’
Following this idea, in Clerkenwell Design Week, designer Patricia Urquiola, produced Tierras in which the ever-popular geometric pattern seems to have been combined with the newest technological implements with the concept of traditional, handmade productions. The warm earthy colour palette, with contemporary bright accents compliment as well as create striking contrast to suit individual styles.
While looking at the different trend I was looking at many different collections and designers that we look at a lot of the brands have taken inspirations from these trends to keep all their collections up-to-date. One of the patterns we talk about in these trends is tribal pattern and one designer that take elements of tribal pattern within their fabrics to get these dramatic pieces of furniture and accessories used in different interiors.
I also think that the ‘Girandole’ collection is perfect for summer as the bright colours and vibrant patterns. The burst of this colour will definitely add dimension and definition to the interior, Missoni have definitely executed the trends perfectly this season.
Another designer that has included one of the trends within his recent collection is Lee Broom. Within the collection he has used marble in many of his new products which can range from lighting all the way down to candlesticks. This collection has showed that marble has been used more than just its more popular use of kitchen tops and simple coffee tables.
All in all with the trends over Summer you can see that there are many changes from Spring but we have also retained but developed certain trends we previously mentioned. I hope that this blog help you complete the perfect summer interior and we will see how the trends further develop within the seasons to come.
Happy summer everyone!!