Are you a trend follower? Or rule breaker?
Dulux have given us their trends for 2014 with a few different themes…
The Digital Nomads, The Precious Elements, The Romantic Spirit and The Retro Visionaries.
The Digital Nomads
COLOURFUL DESTINATIONS SUCH AS INDIA, AFRICA AND MOROCCO INSPIRE THE IMAGE AND IMAGINATION OF THE DIGITAL NOMAD.
A global fusion of tribal reflection resulting from clashing cultures and resulting in contrast colours that form digital patterns and eclectic interiors. The Digital Nomad creates a style where traditional boundaries are no longer defined.
The Precious Elements
DEEPLY AWARE OF THE AFFECT CIVILISATION IS HAVING ON THE EARTH, THE PRECIOUS ELEMENTALS INSTINCTIVELY RESPECT AND VALUE OUR EARTH’S NATURAL RESOURCES, ELEMENTS AND GEOMETRIC FORMS.
They are inspired by its colours and shapes and interpret them to create beautiful compositions within their interiors. Mineral and metal colours modernise pastels and soft greys, while patinas and raw finishes reflect nature’s weathering effects.
The Romantic Spirit
ROMANTICISING DECORATIVE PERIODS OF HISTORY, THE ROMANTIC SPIRITS SEARCH FOR WAYS TO INCORPORATE NOSTALGIA AND PAST ITEMS INTO THEIR TECHNOLOGICALLY-DOMINATED WORLD.
They are attracted to modern design that reveals elements of romance from simple embellishments or trimmings resembling calligraphy strokes, to skillfully turned timber forms with a modern twist. Finishes that capture history such as patinas and worn looks are favoured to contrast against moody colour.
The Retro Visionaries
LOOKING FORWARD THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. HOWEVER, THE RETRO VISIONARIES KNOW THIS WORLD WOULD NOT LOOK THE SAME WITHOUT RETROSPECTIVE DESIGN.
Influenced by styles of the late 20th century, when digital culture was first emerging and still being shaped by icons of the 50s, The Retro Visionaries vision is quirky, colourful and energetic.