As observed in the prior year, 2010, the fashion and interior design world paid homage to our global, economic and social trends. There’s been a call for organic, environmentally conscious products and the preservation of nature. This has resulted in, fresh, innovative solutions tying our home to our personal roots.
This movement highlights the Father of Modernism, Louis Sullivan’s, expression in 1896, “form follows function”. This signifies a clean line, minimalist style. We yearn for green products with little or no carbon footprint, distressed finishes and natural colors. This movement called forth earthy, natural hues such as aged browns, beiges and golds, neutral greens and hazy blues.
We saw many designers featuring these neutral tones complimented by a pop of vibrant color including purples, yellows and vivacious greens.
The calm, natural tones are accented by a dash of the vibrant, edgy yellows and bright greens while maintaining a consistent earthly feel.
We’ve seen a callback with purple! Deep plum purples and rich, vibrant violets signify comfort and romance. It was popular to see these rich purples complimented by warm tangerines.
In the coming year, 2011, we expect to see a continuation of the simple life, a preservation of the old and the value of family. A monochromatic color palette, including both warm and cool grays and white, will flourish the design industry.
Drama will be added to this new sophistication through a luster trend that highlights glass, chrome and mirrors.
We’ll also see a revival of retro, vintage colors, products and accessories in 2011. Let’s ring in the new year!