Today we’re giving you the low-down on the top interior design trends for Spring/Summer 2015, so if you’re thinking of decorating over the Easter holidays, read on to find out more about the colours and styles that top designers and trend forecasters have predicted for the coming season. We hope this will give you inspiration to bring new colours and accessories into your home to create an on-trend look by simply updating a few elements of your existing decor.
In previous years cooler shades such as gunmetal and pewter have dominated the colour palettes of interior designers but this year warmer metallic tones are back. The Dulux Colour of the Year has recently been announced as “copper blush”, a dusky apricot shade inspired by the popularity of copper accessories in the home over the past year. This colour can be used in living rooms and bedrooms to create a warm ambience and will continue to look great into autumn/winter 2015. When coupled with copper pans in a kitchen or gold light fittings in an office, this paint shade really comes alive. However, this trend has already shifted slightly in 2015 as more and more designers are choosing brass for interior accessories, so get ahead of the metallic trend by considering gold or brass for bathroom fixtures for a decor that will have longevity and continue to be on-trend for years to come.
Blue continues to be a key feature of interior design this year, but deeper shades are already increasing in popularity, with inky shades being chosen over pastels or aquas. Navy blue is a great alternative to black, as the colour effect changes in different light throughout the day so can feel cosy at night, yet modern and fresh during the daytime. Indigo tones coordinate perfectly with Pantone’s Colour of the Year “Marsala” and also look great when paired with a simple white suite in a bathroom so investing in one pot of deep blue paint could be all you need to refresh your home for spring/summer 2015.
This year, art patterns are becoming extremely popular in the world of fashion and interior design, and this trend can be included in every part of your home. From dresses and wallpaper to furnishing fabrics and crockery, colourful art designs are being printed on every surface imaginable. These patterns usually feature impressionistic brush strokes or abstract shapes and include a rainbow of colours, making them easy to incorporate into an existing colour scheme. For example, a red living room will feel brighter for summer with the addition of art cushions in a colourful paint-splatter pattern and a grey bathroom can be freshened up for spring with pastel watercolour prints. The vivid colours of art fabrics and wallpapers are an easy way to inject colour into a neutral room too, so consider installing a feature wall. Alternatively, simply adding a bright tablecloth, rainbow rug and colourful canvases will give your home an on-trend makeover without completely redecorating.