Design Diary | Kaleidoscopic Dreams
Alongside the bold colour choices that are already trending in 2017, patterns are also becoming a prominent feature across the interior design world. Growing in popularity over the last few years this trend is not showing any signs of stopping but instead evolving. This is unsurprising as it is the perfect way to add character and depth to any new renovation. From large-scale geometrics appearing in furniture, lighting, accessories and tiles, this year there is a move towards vintage patterns and colours.
Art Deco and Art Nouveau inspired shapes as well as more 50s and even 70s patterns show a shift towards specific periods. These are being used to blend seamlessly with modern colour, fabric, texture and furniture trends resulting in a updated present-day look, often quite glamorous.
The use of natural patterns alongside punchy Geometrics give a hint of the natural world and traditional styling. By using marbles with heavy veining together with dark colours and characterful wood grains, natural patterns can calm and give a busy pattern scheme a feeling of being grounded. By looking at nature in this way we are pushing the boundaries and evolving the pattern trend even further.
As well as this move towards specific eras of Patterns, and the Natural patterns of materials there is a growing trend towards the looks of far-flung locals and travelling. Large botanical prints, North African and Indian influences. The use of pinkish-coral coloured curves, Mediterranean slightly mid-century hexagonal terracotta and pops of Italian Schiaparelli flowing pinks all add warmth and additional layers of patterns, texture and colour giving us an interesting, playful fun and worldly looks.
Playing with and mixing the colours, eras and Geometric patterns alongside the natural patterns of materials will create a bold, classic look to last and a lifetime of pleasure.
Drummonds Design Diary by Senior Designer Tommy Bendall