Christmas is now over and we are into the year and so it’s time to start looking forward! The summer is coming and with it a wave of new interiors colours and fashions – dusky pinks and navy blues are so 2016. As estate agents and managing agents in central London, we like to keep our fingers firmly on the interior trends pulse. To make it nice and easy for you, we have outlined the key trends for 2017.
Think terracotta tiles are just for cottages in the country? Think again! Clinical white it out, and warm, welcoming terracotta is in. For an instant update, this earthy, neutral tone is a perfect statement colour for a hallway. For those of you with a little more time and money, replace your white, gloss metro tiles with large, matte terracotta ones to warm your kitchen up and bring it into 2017.
- Dark Green
Velvet and velour looks to set to stay at the top of our trend list in 2017, but the colours are getting an update. Gone is the navy and enter dark green! A deep, moody emerald green is exactly what we are talking about in rich velour. This colour and fabric works best when used to re-cover a vintage sofa, but if that’s too daring for you, a couple of new cushions will do the trick!
Oh so 70’s! Epitomising the general trend of earthy colours and textures this year, cork is making a comeback. Think a cork wall, teamed with dramatic black and scandi-style accents – not only a practical way to display notes and cards but also bang on trend! Quick and easy update instead? Buy a cheap cork pin board and paint the rim black!
- Primary Colours
Red, yellow and blue – basics are back! This is a tricky one to get right, but done well and the effect will be amazing. Don’t block a whole wall, instead block small areas – primary colours are dominating – you want to aim for dramatic hints instead of a tidal wave! Another idea is patterned wallpaper – a red and white basic repeat pattern print for example.
- Bringing the outside, in
House plants are EVERYWHERE. Whether you’re a fan of leafy palms, chunky succulents or delicate ferns, this is one trend that everyone can do with ease. The shops are filled with unique ways to display your plants…in a vintage apothecary jar or hanging from the ceiling in a black wire basket – however you want to do it, in this case more is more. Mix different textures and colours and to get all the senses going, plant up herbs and spices aswell.