So, 2013 is well underway and, if like me, you have run out of steam on your pledge to de-clutter and re-organise then join me in a look at some of the key trend’s for 2013 and how they can be interpreted for our interiors.
Touch – 2013 will be as much about texture as it is about colour and just as we are in for some interesting colour combinations so too will we see contrasts in our textural finishes. Think natural, tactile materials such as wood, leather and stone meets glass, steel and plastic. Woods will be light, such as beech and light oak, and we’ll see them paired with polished concrete, plastics, clear acrylics and polished steel. Look out for polished concrete floors and kitchen worktops!!
Colours – Still in uncertain times we’re looking to be distracted with things that tease our imagination. Bright colours continue their trend from 2012 but we see them becoming less saturated and teamed with neutrals such as stone, grey and off-white to create interesting and unusual colour combinations. Bronze as a colour and texture will also feature. Pantone announced their colour for 2013 is Emerald Green and their most influential colour for the year will be Monaco Blue.
Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, director of the Eiseman Center for Colour Information and Training, and author of several books on colour, says that colours for 2013 will need to “coax and cajole, soothe or astonish, renew and replenish.” But it’s not all about colour and she predicts “earthy textures will lay a new foundation for palettes of blues and greens”.
Designers are predicting indigo will be the biggest colour trend this year and expect to see lots of grey… charcoal will be the new black (fabulous!!).
Pantone have collated 9 key colour palettes for 2013 and I’ll be taking a look at a selection over the coming weeks so watch this space!
Patterns – well, we saw geometrics hitting in 2012 and they’re here to stay for 2013. Pure geometric designs, tribal, retro botanics and vintage florals will all be big this year but expect to see them on bright white backgrounds giving lots of impact. How about trying them for an occasional chair?
Style – Mixing antique and distressed with contemporary will be a key look for 2013 giving you ample opportunity to get the ‘textural’ vibe spot on. If you’re a white wall, ‘contemporist’ then try introducing Sujiivana’s Luna Design Frames to get the look just right!
Finally, internal gardens will be huge. It goes along with the ‘textural’ and organic themes for 2013 and expect to see designers introducing planting areas in their large home and commercial designs this year. For those of us with a little less space, a great way of combining glass and garden is a Terrarium. Click on the image for a link to Wiki “how to make”.
Personally, I love the new picture walls coming to the forefront and predict big things for them this year, particularly in my dream house!
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at what’s in store for us this year but remember, this is just the designers talking…go with what makes your heart sing and do share your thoughts!