We’re now well into the new year and it’s around this time when I’m on the look out for fresh inspiration, ideas and trends for the next 12 months. Many local suppliers release new collections – Pantone has already announced that their colour for 2015 is Marsala – and so I wanted to bring you some insights into what’s hot and what’s so not for the year ahead.
There are so many articles and features around trends, it’s hard to know who to believe. I tend to use Dulux as a local reference for colour trends, and I find that the Wall Street Journal talks to many well known interior designers worldwide to get a good round up of what they are seeing in their local markets.
It seems that graphic prints are still very much prevalent for the year. This includes tiling, wallpapers, fabrics and rugs. However, a new trend towards mixing metals such as silvers, bronze, golds and black is very much in favour; this can be seen in new light fixtures coming through to the Australian market right now. Moody indigo blue is the colour of choice to accent your designs, whilst painterly rugs have been identified as a must for 2015. Check out the articles below for more trends and forecasts for the year ahead.