New arrivals: duvet cover with palm trees. Indoor plants are one of the latest interior trends for 2016

Interior Trends Forecast for 2016

A new year brings a fresh new start and what better way to kick start the year than checking out what will be the next big interior trends for 2016. These new seasons trends are already shaping up to be as exciting as ever.

So, whether you are looking to breathe new life into your home or planning a complete interior overhaul here are some interior trends for the season ahead that will make a lasting impression in your home:

Colours are deep and moody
Interiors are set to be inspired by a softer collection of muddy pastels derived from nature; with Dulux’s colour trends for summer 2016 consisting of delicate hues such as greys, dirty pinks, nudes and natural greens. The palette has evolved from the more pastel feel of last year, offering subtle muted undertones with more earthiness than before.

Inspired by a softer collection of muddy pastels derived from nature - interior trends for the year

Soft sweet shades
Pink has grown in importance over the past year and will continue to be a key colour trend for 2016 with soft, sugary shades and barely-there tints. Clean, cool neutrals as a base colour team with more feminine, sweeter hues in products for the home. Our new pink ceramic bowls perfectly tie in with these sweet hues. The use of soft textures like sumptuous velvet are no longer restricted to girls bedrooms. These more delicate shades work beautifully alongside warm metallics, brass and gold which are so popular right now.

Add a touch of Scandinavia to your home with these stoneware bowls, both modern and functional they would be a great addition to any home. One interior trend for the year
Add a touch of Scandinavia to your home with these stoneware bowls, both modern and functional they would be a great addition to any home.

Pink pastels, grey colour tones and black and white
For a modern interior colour scheme don’t look past pastel pinks and grey colour tones. They look soft and romantic, bringing feminine charm and elegance into the home. The contrast of black and white or grey hues alongside pink hues creates a harmonious and beautiful interior which is relaxing and interesting.

Interior Trends and Behind the Scenes: The Luella Quilt is coming soon that features contrast of dark colours against pinks.
Behind the Scenes and Coming Soon: The Luella Quilt features contrasting dark colours against pinks

Nature comes inside
From decorating compact apartments with greenery to turning expansive backyards into a tropical oasis everyone is experimenting with how to bring nature into every aspect of their homes. We’ve seen the use of green continue to gain strength with the growing shift toward eco-consciousness and this trend will continue as homeowners look to bring elements of the outdoors into their home. This creates a striking statement whilst enjoying the soothing, calming properties of greenery. This is an interior trend we love!

Interior Trends: Bring outdoors inside with hanging plants and indoor pots
Bring outdoors inside with hanging plants and indoor pots. New out next week – the Jamestown Duvet Set!

Mix Metallics and Metals
The coming year is your home’s chance to shine with a touch of metallic. Midcentury Mod with brass, gold and metallic finishes are still very popular right now. Think renaissance style furniture with a contemporary twist and the use of mixed textures like iron, wood or concrete mixed with gold or copper trims. So get ready to embrace the retro shine, if you haven’t already!

New Pantone colours for 2016
For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle rose tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy tranquil blue, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. So expect to see these two gorgeous colours coming though in home decor and fashion.

Whatever trend takes your fancy we hope you are inspired for the new season ahead and enjoy a sneak peak at some of our upcoming new arrivals and our 2016 Interior Trends forecast.

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