Spring 2016 Color + Design
04/03/2016 | Sara McLean |
Spring - a season of new beginnings and inspiration. From spring break to St Patrick’s Day, Easter to Mother’s Day, this is a busy season brimming with colorful possibilities. Here are a few top trends to seek out for this spring season –
The Sunshine State
Energetic and retro vibes from Florida and the Caribbean inspire this theme. Flamingos, tropical leaves, hibiscus and citrus fruits such as oranges and pineapple are key. Coral, bananas, butterflies and parrots play
and accent role. Color-tinted glassware, high-gloss finish ceramics, and matte metal add detail while cotton, linen and nautical details such as rope and shells add texture.
Deep in the jungle, tranquility and waterfalls inspire this theme of tropical luxury. Dark woods, deep greens, indigo and spots of honey and pink highlight the rich coloring. Tropical leaves, succulents and cool water features add a cool ambiance. Brass and gold enliven the décor while 1960s shapes add a touch of familiarity.
With the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the energy is notching up to a fever pitch. Lively prints, Brazilian art and crazy abstract shapes bring out this vibrant story full of personality.
Weathered, sun-bleached, and aged – this theme focuses on the natural and milky coloring, natural elements such as woven baskets and driftwood, and time spent at the beach. Relaxed, unaffected, as though time stopped, idyllic haven includes hammocks, sailing art, beach glass, denim and matte pottery. A perfect day at the beach!
Natural beauty is elevated with nostalgia. Wild meadows, wildflowers and gardening set the color tonality while painterly effects, brush marks and cute geometrics add flair. Color-blocking creates new geometric
juxtapositions while pen-and-ink illustrations suggest botanical illusions. Butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers and other insects layer additional color infusions. Spring has sprung!
Time for Tea
A tradition once faded, now is trending again thanks to the Millennials. Afternoon tea and cakes with loved ones take on modern motifs. Tea pots are key with colors in solids, black and white and lots of florals. Add
décor with crepe-paper blossoms, tiered servers filled with teacakes, painted canisters, and tea infusers. Elegance and class for an updated tradition.
Welcome to spring!
Image credits: iStock
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