Donna and Eleanor have been doing their research this week ahead of the start of the trade buying shows next week. Here’s an insight into the trends which the trade is predicting and what we think of them…
1) Colour trends for 2017 interior design:
At Furnish & Fettle we are always the optimists, but we can say with complete confidence that the future’s looking very bright for this year as we see the colour Gold shining through on everything from cushions to surfaces.
Last week we looked at colour company Pantone’s colour of year Greenery which carries through into the trend for Botanicals which shows no signs of slowing down (perhaps it’s linked to our nation’s growing interest in Gin infused with botanicals!) Not all of us are green fingered but we still want that connection with nature in our homes which is when the fabulously realistic faux plants come into their own.
The other colours to watch out for this season are the blues. One of the colour’s expected to be seen most this season is Niagra (Pantone 17-4123) which apparently “oozes dependability and evokes an irresistible sense of relaxation and contentment”
At the other end of the scale is Young & Trendy – imagine gregarious bright colours, plastics and products that edge towards ridiculous. Whilst we certainly have a sense of fun at Furnish & Fettle this might be a step to far for us this season!
2) Boutique hotel trend
More up our street is the Boutique Hotel trend. Luxurious intimate spaces, sumptuous fabrics and velvety textures abound. If you just want to check in and chill out give our design team a call and get them on your case.
3) Scandinavian design trend / Hygge
Scandinavian design has definitely taken root in our nation – we all loved the winter trend for Hygge and 2017 sees the Nordic love affair continue. We have found some great new suppliers from this region which while on the edge of our usual more country and traditional style their ranges have been well received by our clients. And we can’t wait to see what they have instore for us this Spring!