One of the strongest style trends that have come through in modern kitchen design is the colour blue, and this can be traced from classic Shaker-style kitchens right through to chic and minimal modern spaces.
Whether it’s on walls, floors, cabinetry or splashbacks, blue has replaced grey as the go-to on-trend colour.
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The latest interiors trend is barely there, warm, earthy neutrals. For the past few years, grey has dominated the neutral interiors palette. But sandy shades are back and proving to be anything but boring. Now don’t get us wrong, we love grey, but we’ve found ourselves increasingly drawn towards the warmer, friendlier tones of oatmeal and stonewashed linen. Think fleshy toned, earthy jute, canvas, wool, wood and hemp – which, face it, all sound way nicer than beige.
The trend for lush and leafy living walls continued to grow. We saw cool interpretations sprout up across hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces and now we’re seeing them in stylish, modern homes too. Loved by green-fingered urbanites, they’re a genius use of space and perfect for compact gardens, courtyards, roof terraces, patios and balconies – if you can’t grow out, grow up.
Modern tropical prints need to be more trendy less Tarzan. As enduring as fond memories of days spent lounging on a lilo in the Caribbean, the tropical look is one of those trends that never quite fades. Currently, it’s less punch-drunk primaries, more segments of juicy hues set against deep, inky tones.
Velvet may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s going to be steaming hot and trendy in 2020. It’s the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. When most people think of velvet, they’re often thinking about the old red velvet upholstery of yesteryear. This year and into the next, interior design firms are taking a deep dive into velvet design options, particularly for sofas. And, our color options are wider than ever. We’re talking vibrant blues, pinks, burnt orange and shades of taupe. The possibilities for velvet furniture in 2020 are endless.
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Colour blocking has been on the scene for a while now, but the new geometric trend takes it one step further. Use colour to break up expanses of a blank wall, divide open-plan spaces and add interest to alcoves or chimney breasts. Inspired by Monet’s Garden, the ‘Garden of Impressionist’ home by Brani & Desi is the perfect illustration of how far you can take this trend.