There is no rest for the trends cycle. Every year, every season—fresh trends appear on the horizon and take the world by storm. Some are able to achieve the coveted “style” status while some peter out just as fast as they emerged. But that’s how it goes. The pendulum is forever swinging.
But with that being said, there are always those trends that burst in on the design scene with a bang and create an impact owing to their universal appeal. They resonate with the present-day global mood, cultural currents, and socio-economic developments. Trend forecasters know that better and that is why they don’t just base these observances on mere half-baked events or short-term flash in the pan moments but sentiments that are echoed all around the world.
Here’s a low-down on the trends that are gaining grounds this year—
How do you think Pantone came with their color of the year, Classic Blue? In the words of Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute, “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on”, and we couldn’t agree more.
The current global lilieu is full of uncertainty and trepidation and in situations like these we naturally gravitate towards elements that give us a sense of hope and stability. And that’s exactly what this comforting hue does. It is both contemporary and nostalgic, genderless and seasonless and most importantly, pretty much acts as a neutral and lends itself as a soothing complement to throw furniture and accessories into sharp relief.
Under the ambit of this trend come all things warm, fuzzy, and honest. We are talking about a relaxing and laid-back ambiance that millennials have a thing for. Imagine uncomplicated modern silhouettes and treasured vintage finds surrounded by a mild, faded color palette—that is authentic pleasures for you. This is the style that leaves room for the occupants’ personalities to shine through.
This new trend will work like a hand in glove with modern farmhouse and rustic interiors. From our product repertoire, the designs that will fully do justice to this aesthetic are RMD panels, faux leather tiles, and Interart embossed veneer panels.
There’s flamboyance, opulence, and visual decadence but the operative word here is tasteful. You have a healthy dose of drama and glamour with elements borrowed from the ’20s and ’70s but with a more grown-up view. Rich metallic hues, characterful objet d’arts, statement furniture pieces constitute the essential “jazz” of this aesthetic.
When we try to picture this aesthetic in our mind, we can’t help but think about our 3D Wall Panels System and delectable metallic decors from Homapal. From adorning the kitchen splashes to creating a wow moment through statement walls, tasteful extravagance can be worked up anywhere in your interior.
—SCANDINAVIAN MEETS JAPANESE
What would happen if a Scandinavian were to collaborate with a Japanese on a design project? A mindful mingling of textures and colors would ensue and everybody would just love it. That is exactly what is happening at the moment as we type! Some are calling it “Japandi” while some “Japani”, we feel the latter has a ring to it.
What we really like about this elegant mishmash of two schools of thought is that despite coming from different parts of the world, they share an inherent connection with minimalism. Japani blends the perfectly imperfect philosophy of wabi-sabi with the rustic simplicity of Scandinavian design.
From our product mix the designs we reckon will aptly portray this new style are the beautifully handmade surfaces from Homapal’s Trend Collection and exotic veneers from Duro’s NATURE’SIGNATURE.
We hope you enjoy this breakdown of major interior trends as much as we did when researching and compiling it for you. How about you drop by our store at the Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi and we give you a hand in realizing your creative vision? You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).