Ben spent a day at London Design Week last week scouting for new products and trends for our 2016 projects. Here is a round up of some key looks for Spring, put together by Christie.
Winter is nearly over already! The days are getting longer (and slightly warmer!) and it’s time to get your home ready for the warmer, sunnier months ahead.
… and no don’t worry, we aren’t talking about the Bubblegum pink reminiscent of a 7 year old’s bedroom, we’re talking pastel!
It’s the new neutral! A perfect nude pink, teamed with grey colour tones it is set to be a huge hit this spring. It works great as a transition shade into the new season as the metallic bronze accessories from winter work so well, just keep it matte for a real contemporary feel. Whilst pink may be perceived as a feminine colour, this tone is most definitely gender neutral, especially when teamed with very industrial rigid furniture and stripped back interiors.
Rose quartz, Pantones colour of the year is just the colour to lead you into the spring! The tones of this shade go so well with greys, blacks and whites. It can also be teamed with Pantones other amazing spring shade Lilac Gray. A cool tone grey with a hint of lilac compliments Rose Quartz perfectly. You could have a darker grey wall and bring the pink into the bedding and accessories. Keeping everything else bright and neutral to let these colours pop!
If you aren’t ready to take the full plunge then accessories may be your answer! Anthropologie have some gorgeous cushions, glasses and wall hangings in their new collections that allow anyone to subtly bring this powdery pink into a scheme without a huge commitment to the colour.
Interiors inspired by the sea were prominent at London Design Week and very relevant for Curve this season as we are underway with design work for three projects in Mallorca. We love these colours and patterns here from Jonathan Adler.
Bring the outside in. Think woods, clay, concrete and plants, everywhere! Not only is it set to be a huge trend this year but it can be eco friendly too! Why wouldn’t you want to be saving the planet at the same time?
These raw materials look striking against a bright white wall, and give a very modern yet tropical feel to an interior. Houseplants are easily attainable from garden centres to Ikea and some are very low maintenance! But if gardening isn’t your thing at all then there are huge ranges of faux plants, you can place them where you want and then never have to worry about who watered them, sounds ideal right?
H&M have just released their new Urban Jungle collection consisting of rich deep greens and styled with industrial furnishings and tons of plants! They have everything from shower curtains and towels, to bedding and plant pots, allowing you to decide how tropical you are really feeling this spring! Whilst Julian Macdonalds Honolulu palm wallpaper in green is a bold statement print for either a feature wall, a piece of artwork or if you’re feeling brave put it everywhere, and just add some toned down accessories and keep the furniture neutral.
This is a trend that keeps going strong! Through painting, wallpaper and furniture. The vernay cabinet is a prime example of how this trend can be adopted into furniture. The lighter pink tone at the top fading into a deep red colour. Much like a beautiful spring sunset.
For inspiration turn to Rothko’s famous artwork. How the different tones and colours are layered on top of each other is reminiscent of this current style there is no seamless fade the colours are in blocks and very obviously put together. This can be adopted in furniture, textiles and accessories although this trends is definitely most popular with new furniture collections coming out at the moment.
MADE’s nest of tables are a great way to get some of this tonal layering in your home. The three tables are in three different shades and work well altogether as a statement piece or as separate pieces of furniture. The black grey and white set give a much more industrial feel, this is a very adaptable trend and you can decide how bold or subtle you want to be.
Curve are looking forward to our annual visit to Milan in a few weeks time, watch out for updates and more news!