It's that time of year for much speculation of what's to come! Heimtextil (the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles) have always proven their indepth knowledge of the direction of the international interior design market. We looked at their recent findings from their collaboration with global design and trend experts to analyse the current international trends for 2018/19.
The 'greenery' trend that was so prolific in 2017 is set to continue for in design for 2018. A desire to bring the refreshing yet relaxing colours, textures and patterns of outdoors to our indoors is said to be in attempt to achieve an "increased sense of well-being".
Indigo is seeing a resurgence in popularity with international designers, with particular attention being paid to the unique natural imperfections that indigo dying can result in.
Continuing the wellness theme, and the impact of colour on our moods, the trend of immersing interiors completely in colour is set to rise. Blues and Reds are at the forefront of this trend, with the theory's that feelings can be impacted by these influential hues. According to Heimtextil, blue has shown stimulating effects, and red to be calming, which is in strong contract to current colour theory views.
Pantone's colour prediction for 2018 is the invigorating and dramatic purple hue, Ultra Violet. They're calling it a provocative and thoughtful shade that inspires creative inspiration. Physically, with its deep blue undertones, the colour is inspired by the vast night sky, representative of the 'mysteries of the cosmos'. Historically, it has associations with a spiritual quality and reflects a sense of mindfulness.