Our Design Team visited Maison et Objet in Paris last week – here’s a round up of the key trends they discovered.
Colour / Metallics
Combinations of bold colours were prominent – grey/ denim blues were seen with ochre, natural terracotta’s and combinations of modern pastels. Opulent and moody exotic shades are still very much in vogue, including tropical blues, greens and pinks. Restrained neutrals were seen in all products from flamboyant rugs to kitchen place mats in elegant dusky pinks and sophisticated blues alongside cool and warm stone greys.
Subtle metallic was used across every product area; these were often combined with other raw and natural materials creating contrasting luxury effects. Patterns in this look ranged from small tribal geometrics to larger woven textures.
Materials / Organics / Opulence
A proportion of room sets consisted of finishes playing off against each other, organic hand sculptured products combined with glossy plastics and luxury wall surfaces.
Opulence came through in exuberant strong colours and decorative patterns, layered up with lots of exotic plants and bird themes that shared a strong link to the biophilia trend introduced earlier in the year.
Pop Art / African Chic
Pop Art ideas went through from high end halls to smaller businesses crammed with accessories, all fun, individual and colourful.
Finally, the African Chic look was a very strong theme. The modern interpretation of tribal elements, African art and decoration is a departure from solid geometric patterns and more about distressed textures. Interestingly, the colours in this area are back to terracotta/dulled down gold, and these work beautifully with monochrome grey neutrals.
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