We take pride in creating excellence through the craftsmanship of our fine furniture, but our continual focus on the market and shifting trends also helps us understand client tastes. As we enjoy the final warm days after glorious summer and life starts to get back to some semblance of normality, we look ahead to colour and trends that will dominate interiors this autumn.
Autumn winter colours
The furniture industry does not showcase its wares in the same way that we see in designer clothing collections but the colours on the catwalk are reflected across interior design. Of course, we don’t change our interiors seasonally other than perhaps switching bedding or cushions so the colours and textures we chose must stand the test of time. This year’s AW collections have seen catwalks awash with red wine, blues, greys, almond and champagne as well as pops of fresh orange and tan. This will be reflected in the colours we see on furniture and fabrics. The deep blues of Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue and Edward Bulmer’s Indigo contrast beautifully with greys such as the ever-popular Little Greene’s French Grey. Gorgeous berry reds such as Benjiamin Moore’s Dinner Party will bring that warming autumnal glow alongside Farrow and Ball’s Duck Green. These bold autumnal colours need a neutral backdrop and Farrow and Ball’s Pointing and Cloud Nine by Benjamin Moore deliver that perfect contrast.
The materials and accessories for a new season
It’s not just about colours, it’s about the accessories, textures and patterns that we will see reflected right across the furniture industry this autumn. This seasonal change draws us instinctively to warmer colours and natural textures so we will see a desire for leather and wood paired with soft earthy palettes. The on-trend champagne and cream tones will accent natural birch, beech and ply perfectly. Concrete for interiors will remain much requested alongside the cool marble and liquid metals in cabinetry. We will continue to see a desire for antique distressed alongside natural look furniture with reeded effect surfaces showcased by soft colour palettes.
Wellness and sustainability
The trend for wellness and selfcare is growing exponentially; the time everyone has taken during lockdown to slow down and reflect has only magnified this. This desire for wellness is reflected in the interiors people are choosing. Sustainability is not just a fad that will go away it’s now about an approach to life including the interior of the home. Designers are creating spaces that reflect this; sanctuaries, a place to recharge. Upcycling and repurposing remain on trend and a desire for fumed, charred and burnished finishes as well as light substrates with natural or stained finishes. Handmade or recycled tiles feature heavily alongside shell motifs set against turquoise blues and mother of pearl. The way that interior designers respond to trends is ever evolving and they must tap into these themes whilst also creating their clients dream design. As the fine furniture maker, It’s our privilege to be a part of breathing life into the ideas.
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