I’m kind of stuck in bed at the moment, since the flu won’t let go. It’s frustrating obviously, but the good thing (if any…) is that I have more than enough time to catch up on interesting articles, blogs and such things. Earlier today I read several articles on colour trends 2013, and it was really interesting. Thought it would be fun to share some of the things I learned with you.
The first article I read mentioned some of the predictions made by the trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort. She had plenty of things to share, like these for example:
- Pattern will be trendy again. A white background with flowers or other patterns on will be back in business. It can be on furniture, textiles, canvas…. As long as the background is white and the pattern is clearly visible. We will also see increased inspiration from African folklore and mexican, just to mention a few sources of inspiration.
- Knitting and other hand craft will get even more popular. You can find it all on Etsy, but you can also take this as an excuse to live out your interest for hand crafting. You might hold a big talent in your hands!
- More inspiration from Africa. It’s not just when it comes to patterns that we’ll get inspiration from Africa. Voodoo, spirits and African hallucinations will inspire us big time!
- Buy yourself some hand sketching if you want to lead the way… Expect hand sketching and calligraphy to become a huge part of the design trend this year.
Vicki Payne at For Your Home has some predictions as well. She writes that neutrals will make a comeback this year. This means lighter blue colours and navy will get more important, just like leathery brown. She also thinks purple is here to stay, and that olive will get stronger this year.
She believes yellow will get softer, and red will get more orange. Another prediction of hers is that wallpaper will make a big comeback during 2013. She also thinks we’ll see an increased trend when it comes to bamboo, stained glass and shells used in home decoration, while non-sustainable material will get less popular.
Photo: Eco Wallpaper
Interesting trend predictions, don’t you think? I really like the idea of using more natural materials, like seashells and bamboo at home, so this is a trend to welcome if you ask me.