Interior design trends 2015 – what to look out for this year
Friday 9 January 2015, Written by Sarah Cole Tags: Trends
It's becoming increasingly difficult to predict 'trends' as we move towards styling our homes with classic pieces that offer longevity. We've always said it's better to follow your heart and pick something you know you'll love for years, whether it's 'on trend' or not, but it can be useful to gain inspiration from some of the key looks that are emerging. Use these as a starting point for your next project and make them your own - or discard them completely! That's the beauty of decorating - it's up to you.
It would be easy to argue that metallics are always a trend because they are always around in some form. Fortunately, there is lots of variation in the kind of finish that makes this trend so versatile. This year seems to be all about copper and brass. Copper came to the fore in the tail end of 2014 and has effortlessly moved into the New Year. Brass is emerging as a popular choice in finishes. For a modern look throw traditional rules out the window and combine different types of metallics, such as rose gold and silver.
Whilst Pantone has named Marsala its colour of 2015 (meeting the same mixed reaction as 2014's Radiant Orchid), Farrow & Ball's Pink Ground seems more in keeping with widespread trends. We'd also like to include indigo here. It became very much in favour during 2014 but remains at the top of our wish list, pairing perfectly with products like veined white marble which is also having a bit of a moment.
As ever, fashionable styles are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Minimalism is back, but so is traditional design with oversized and painterly florals, along with muted hues such as olive greens and earthy browns. Industrialism is here to stay with metallics and concrete in high demand.
As just mentioned, florals are back in a big way. Oversized designs are particularly cool so play around with scale to make an impact. Geometric pattern is one to watch too. Bold patterns in bold colours are set to be one of the biggest hits this year, so if you're not shy of pattern you'll have lots to choose from.