The world of interiors is constantly shifting and developing, but here are a few of the top interior design trends to look out for in 2016.
Stepping away from bright white or rustic styles, kitchens in striking black, or with the addition of coloured appliances to lift the darkness are anticipated to be a big hit.
Mix and Match Metals
Metals are always on trend in some form, but this year marks a change in the way they will be mixed and matched. One type of metal can be the main focal point in an area, with different metals as accents in smaller quantities also.
Reusing, recycling, repurposing, reinventing – all still key ideas running through all interior design trends. Décor that combines new and streamlined with the old and worn to add different looks and textures whilst being environmentally conscious…is in. Floorings that are environmentally friendly such as recycled metal, cork, bamboo, rubber and so on will be seen more and more as people make use of the old.
Pink as the new Neutral
Dusty pink should be paired with neutral tones such as marble and timber, or with metallics such as copper to bring rooms to life. It works as well as grey at providing a warm, soft backdrop for statement artwork, furniture and accessories and can also be used to create a sophisticated, contemporary look that’s clean and cosy all at once.
Bold colours (yellow-green, royal blue, turquoise, and shades of pink, red “meat” and peach) are to be found in both paints and wallpapers to add impact.
Popular again in flooring, ceramic tiling and decorative accents for example honeycomb, fish scale and herringbone patterns. These three dimensional designs are great for splash-backs or areas that require a simple and striking injection of style such as kitchens and bathrooms where they will combine well with cement and wood.
Simplicity, natural materials, uncluttered spaces
Rooms that look ultimately ‘finished’ in every detail, and spaces where you want to spend time and welcome others, with lots of candlelight, cosy textures and personal touches.
The reality of interior design trends is that you want to pick something that works with the space that you have and that enhances and improves the feel of the room, not simply follow a trend because it has been suggested.