Parisian Soft Black & White
It’s been a staple in interior design over the years, but now we’re seeing a shift to softer tones of black and white, taking that harsh edge off of the contrast. The softer tones are easier on the eye, they’re comfy and relaxing, yet they don’t take the edge off the swank. This is a trend which has been evolving over the past couple of years and evidence from the design hemisphere shows a continuation in strength over 2014. An almost timeless trend that will look good for a long time to come.
This is one of those very specific trend predictions that is far from vague and generalized. Pineapples; we are seeing them on the cat walks, design, prints and home design exhibitions. Whatever it is about this delicious delectable treat; it’s made it onto our tables in a different form which certainly isn’t edible. Keep your peepers open in 2014 for this one. A trend which will be restricted in its scope, but a feisty one nonetheless. Take a look at the adorable pineapple candle holders on the kitchen counter below.
Modern yet reminiscent of timeless designs; people are flocking back to those immortal traditional designs and have been for a few years. When done right, it is safe and will stand the test of time. In an economy where keeping up with the Jones’s may not be financially feasible, going with something that is never going to drift out of fashion is a secure strategy.
Here we are again; but this time a specific shade of blue. Turquoise screams of life and personality and there is a plash of this color everywhere we look now. The difference in feeling this vibrant tone gives a room is in such stark contrast to a mellow navy. In my opinion it’s trickier to use right than navy, but as with everything, when it’s tricky, if done right it usually looks eye catching with the razzle-dazzle edge. It’s one of those ‘in your face’ nimble colors that is hard to miss, and now it’s on your mental radar, you’ll notice it appearing more and more throughout 2014. A trend which grew leaps and bounds in 2013, with a strong foundation to leap up from and press forwards with great vigor and potency in 2014.
One of a kind or difficult to find pieces will be popular in 2014. Adding something different, unique and special to your designs is an easy way to put a unique personal accent on a design, which is a refreshing way to separate one from another designer.