Are you ready to welcome in the new design trends for this autumn/winter period?
The leaves are turning yellow and the temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter and our sleeves are getting longer, the autumn has arrived. ‘Finally!’, some people may say! This is the period in which I find a rich array of fascinating colours, that brings with it some interesting interior design trends, some of which I have selected and would like to share with you.
Principally, the inspirations revolve around nature in one way or another. I have put them in order for clarity but the trends are all closely related to each other. There is great attention to the choice of materials and colours, which combine with each other, creating perfect harmony.
Thinking about materials, ‘nature’ seems to be more ethically right, reducing the use of plastic, in harmony with the environmental issues that confront us.
#1 Scandinese aesthetics.
The Far East merges with the fjords: Scandinavian and Japanese styles coming together creating two new words – Scandinese and Japanordic – these new words denote a very particular style. From this mix we get we get a very interesting use of material and space. This ‘mash-up’ of Scandinavian and Japanese style follows very well the mantra ‘keep it simple’, which can also be translated into practicality, functionality and shape.
Sometimes this theme can also apply to small spaces or ‘tiny homes’. Also out of necessity, It adapts very well to minimalistic concepts which place emphasis on space and the materials used.
#2 Wood and natural dyes
As we said, there is particular attention to materials. And so, let’s start with wood, exceptionally versatile, as you will see – it will be very dominant in the winter of 2019.
What we get from the Japanordic style, is the vast possibilities with wood, colours and tones according to your taste and needs. Wood has a warm quality even if the colour is light: The difference in colour and shade between Larch and Mahogany is infinite to meet our taste. So, don’t be afraid to combine materials with the natural shades of nature.
For example, a choice could be a light wood combined with a white tint, perhaps adding some dark elements to give contrast. Other connections to the concept of nature could be to add some natural materials such as woven fibres.
The same concept works for furniture in different spaces and situations, a double bedroom or a large living room or better still an integrated living space where the living room and kitchen space combine to form an open plan space that is designed to be functional and sociable.
The fabrics that go well with wood could be rough natural, but you could also achieve excellent results with warm soft natural fabrics.
If you would like to make your look a little ‘darker’, you could choose walnut or mahogany with a combination of shades ranging from mustard to coffee, without worrying about mixing the different types of wood together.
#3 Stone and concrete
Again, here we pay great attention to the materials, starting with stone and above all marble which has a lustre which can give that special touch to the environment.
For example, in an open space with lots of natural light we would opt for light marble shades.
As you can see, if you think wisely, you can choose wood and create a perfect combination with marble or stone.
You could also use the elegant, classic, black and white combination, perhaps with some wooden accessories, to maintain a balance.
Talking of stone, we could also remember a Scandinavian saying, ‘Functionality!’. In fact, with this in mind, cement is very easy to use and maintain. But, we must never forget the importance of elegance and shape, and so here the combination of cement with wood enhances the aesthetics. The same goes for stone, a contrast is always aesthetically effective.
In this case, of course, ‘less is more’, especially with the walls, try not to over do it, you could risk feeling oppressed.
#4 Experiment with glass and mirrors.
Of course less is more but you could also have fun turning this concept around if only for appearance. I refer specifically to glass and mirrors, which often contribute to the ambient and give a different conception, increasing the sense of space with elegance and freshness.
I have talked here about the effect of mirrors, but obviously glass can not be overlooked with its power to enhance the essential element of ‘light’.
This effect can be added to different furnishings, for example a table, but also for other things such as dividing walls etc.
#5 Subtle Shades of pink combined with blue and green
Finally let’s not limit ourselves to materials. Amongst other innovations of the coming season, we have some interesting colour combinations that will enrich an elegant environment with a Scandinavian style.
First, the subtle shades of pink, with grades of colour that revolve around warm and bright cream peach to the more lively Dove fruit.
More specifically, blue which revolves around blue Galaxy and Bluestone, combining the autumn colours whilst at the same time giving a touch of liveliness.
Moving on to the green – pink combination of colours. Firstly I think of the colours of the Green Eden but also the shades of the green Forest, combined with the shades of pink.
Here, once again we return to nature, like the wooden components of the project, but this must not fossilise our instincts, for even without adding the wood, lighter, pastel colours can be an exceptionally good choice.
In short, like pieces of a puzzle that we can compete as we like, we have the freedom to follow our personal wish, beginning with our desires and needs.
And so, what do you think? How would you arrange the pieces of this puzzle? Which of these trends inspires you the most? What ideas come to mind? Let me know, I’m all ears!
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