Green in all its glory
From lime green to emerald, different shades of green will be seen in abundance.Dark shades of green will become the new must-have colour in your home. If you’re not too keen on the idea of using green in large doses, use as an accent. Add an armchair or cushions or even adding emerald green glasses to your regular white plates will have a glamorous effect on your décor. Teaming dark green with tan leathers, natural linen, terra cotta etc will make any room warm and inviting.
Bring beige back
Once an essential colour in homes beige has lost its footing in the recent years with the rising popularity of grey. But designers are starting to rethink beige-based neutrals, as it will be an accent to all the other colours that are going to trend.And beige itself will be a winning, standalone colour.
Neutral and pastel colours were the highlight last year and bedrooms were no exceptions – for they too were subjected to the pastel/ minimalistic look. But designers predict that bedrooms are going to see a lot of colours, especially those that are considered romantic. To achieve this mood, colours like raspberry pink, deep ruby red, caramel and even black will be trending in always.
Prints and patterns
Tropical prints ruled the runway and now they are all set to appear in wallpaper and upholstery too. If wallpapers are too much of a print for you, add in throw pillows in trendy patterns. Plain sofas or beds teamed with printed pillows will make for a fine balance of simplicity and glamour.
Other than tropical prints, geometric and graphic patterns are gaining momentum. Adding patterns to your décor is the most ideal and economical way to give your home a personalised feel. Often patterns represent ancient cultures; whether it is Indian, African or Asian patterns, adding them will provide a homely and rustic appeal to your spaces.
But sometimes walls may not be the only platform to display your design ambitions due to varied reasons, diminishing the opportunity to experiment with patterns. Hence a lot of designers are resorting to graphic floor designs, with elaborate patterns – which create a visual impact and don’t clutter the space visually.
Textures are just as important in décor as colours and patterns are. The idea of mixing fabrics and materials will be on the rise, adding a rich woven texture into space makes a space more inviting.It is not just in upholstery but the texture in every form, from brushed brass tables to light fixtures to fabrics and wallpapers- textures are going to be another highlight in decor this year.
The grey effect
Grey was the ruling colour in earlier and it will continue to reign in this year as well. Though a lot of different colours will steal the show this year, it will still see different tones of grey. It’s the sort of colour that complements a full spectrum of shades, from bold red to mellow ivory.
More and more homeowners are ditching the printed tiles and opting for plain tiles teamed with patterned flooring or just rich cabinets. A lot of designers predict that the part tiling idea will give way to full floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall tile coverage adding more drama to space.