It’s that time of the year as we are distracted by seasonal occupations, that Pantone releases the colour of the year forecasting the shade that will set the tone for the coming year.
2019 is the year for peachy orange. Warm yet cheerful, the color has been selected based on trends, fashion, beauty, social media postings and consumer habits.
Complementing all skin tones, playful on catwalks, Living Coral will most definitely inspire the world of fashion without even mentioning interiors.
Evoking coastal getaways and the underwater world, the combination of coral and turquoise which has been trending for a few years, will be the big trend in 2019.
Varying from terra-cotta to salmon, the different shades of coral will be an opportunity to experiment combinations of colours adding greys and blues . Whether playful or sophisticated, coral is the shade to watch out for.
Floral patterns are back. So, all you minimalist aficionados cover your eyes and wait for the trend to pass. From Indian florals to Liberty style, or vintage and large floral patterns, you can your pick from an amazing selection available today. For intense or dramatic effect, a floral wallpaper is effective by covering a focal point, a wall, a niche or maybe just a corner of a room.
Wallpaper is not the only privileged choice for the floral pattern. Fine bone china plates, napkins, paperweights to name a few are some of the items that can be found decorated in this trend.
The styles vary, romantic, arts&crafts, bucolic, bohemian, oriental but the statement is clear: flower power.
In this imaginative style, whimsy is given free rein. The cheerful colour palette includes reseda, mandarin, lime green, red and raspberry, teal, light grey and apricot. Powerful monochrome surfaces and surprising colour progressions cover furniture, objects and entire walls.
Jade, mauve and matt gold accentuate the delicate play of colours such as midnight blue, fir, and aubergine. Against the background of nuanced tones such as these, stylish exhibits and unique items of particular elegance are displayed to best advantage. Lights and accessories add a touch of Asian poetry; decorations have an enchanting, atmosphere-laden density.
Natural materials, simple forms, subdued furniture and accessories heighten the unassuming chic. Diffidence is trumps. Pastel colours make for a carefree atmosphere and range from taupe, violet, peach, and skin tones to grey, sand, white and black. Compositions featuring natural stone, wood and cork used in innovative ways make for a smooth transition between indoors and outdoors – never rustic, always sophisticated.
The use of monochromes enhances their effect. Linear patterns are used sparingly, but in ways rich in contrast. The formal language is objective, concise and geometric with sharp contours preferred. The play of light and shadows emphasizes the graphic effect of three-dimensional objects. New editions of classics and austere original designs transmit clear signals here. The focus, consistently, is upon functional perfection.
Whether the Breeze Tables by Monika Forster, the iconic hanging lamps & shoe of Tom Dixon, the shakers from Ladies & Gentlemen, the Bonlina circular mirror or world spheres of Artisan House, metals are back and the warm hue of Copper is number one.