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What will be influencing design for the home in Fall/Winter 2016?
Looking ahead to the Fall/Winter 2016 season reveals some key changes in the design influences consumers will be responding to for the home. As homeowners seek out moments of serenity, solitude and peacefulness, a preference for calming products and interior design emerges.
Cultural references will have a much heavier emphasis than seen in previous seasons. Combined with a continued desire for nature inspired details within the home, this results in products that delicately blend these two drivers.
Winter Garden, as forecast in the Trend Bible Home & Interior Trends publication, fuses both western and eastern influences. Contemporary materials and shapes, that take inspiration from technology and urban architecture, are balanced with delicate florals. This story of contrasts creates a graphic yet feminine aesthetic in the home.
What are the key design details of Winter Garden?
Material and Finish
Bronzed accessories and appliances are softened for Fall/Winter 2016 with a more luxurious finish. Rose Gold pairs perfectly with the warm autumnal shades within Winter Garden. Iridescent and mirrored surfaces are also key to capturing the futuristic elements of this trend.
Shape for home appliances and accessories are modern, angular and multifaceted. A contemporary take on the traditional Japanese craft of origami inspires simple, folded shapes. Hexagons continue to be an important shape for tableware and decorative accessories.
Print and Pattern
Confetti florals and blossom prints referencing Asian design work alongside modern shapes to create a harmonious synthesis.
Diffused and pixelated patterns which are scattered across products provide a contemporary interpretation of traditional micro-florals, as seen by Lithuanian designer Inesa Malafej.
We also see a more subtle application of pattern, with prints adorning the inside of products.
A harmonious palette of pinks and purples is given depth and sophistication through deep navy and burgundy for Fall/Winter 2016. Deep, dusty purple and lilac pastels are lifted by bursts of electric blue and acidic green. This contrast between dark and light adds a dramatic twist to sugary pastels.
Experimenting with color application is also key for the Winter Garden trend. Blurred, gradated and faded use of color creates a subtle, elegant look. Introducing soft color through light, particularly for kitchen appliances, brings interest to more minimal designs.
To find out more about how this story translates into beautiful products for the home, along with three other inspiring trends for the season, the Trend Bible Autumn Winter 2016/17 Trend Book is now available to purchase. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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