The colours of the new home decorating styles are also influenced bythe basic elements. Hues that look tempered by fire, dried by the sun,grown from the earth or soaked in the water are the source of this newgeneral colour card in unusual combinations. We can distinguish threecolour families. NEUTRAL: Light shades of white, grey and beigefeaturing the colours of seeds, kernels and rice. GROWING: vegetationalblues and greens inspired by the fresh colours of leaves and trees,lakes and oceans. DRIED: warm hues ranging form earth colours likeclay, sand or mud to burnt, dired colours such as aubergine, orange orviolet.
The new patterns offer countless options for an individual take on thenew
home decorating styles.
GEOMETRY: screens or diamonds, stripes orchessboards, mosaics or meanders, anything goes – as long as it’sstrictly geometric.
SYMBOLISM: patterns and motifs influenced by periodfilms, court dress and decorative wall coverings of past time.
FLORAL:photo and flock prints of flowers, leaves and grass inspire in abstractor natural water colour or woodcut looks.
ART: splendid city,countryside or seaside motifs, almost as if created by Monet, Renoir orMatisse.
ABSTRACT: modern print patterns and abstract structures mostlyin the Tachist style.
On the brink of the new millenium the home gains a new
dimension.Tradition and modernity are no longer opposite poles, but form
aharmonious whole. The trends “family living” and “office” show
thishomogeneous unity in all its facets.
CHILD: The new cocooning trendfeatures exciting combinations. On the hand we have welcoming cosiness,a bit nostalgic, a bit romantic, very in touch with nature but neverdowdy. With pastels and cuddly feel-good fabrics. On the other hand youcan opt for a a hypermodern high-tech ambience with plastic and metal.
OFFICE: This is where futurism unites with British understatement andfuse in an exciting avant-garde implementation. The result ispractical, ingenious, very clean and chic, while showing an utmostdegree of style, taste and tradition.
The three basic elements eart, fire and water inspire the homedecorating styles of the new millenium. EARTH: a very clean look,rigorously pared down, with restrained colours and abundant quality.Subdued browns and greys predominate. Plains in all variations onlyallow for austere patterns. FIRE: a bit nostalgic, a bit oriental, veryyoung and almost a bit kitschy. Deliberately ignores stylisticperfection, a philosophical work of art in combinations and nevermediocre. The colours are mainly taken from a purple/olive palette,combined with orange. The playful patterns mainly feature florals andsymbols. Patchwork is an important implementation. WATER: airy, light,bright and clear, but imaginative and sporty. Mainly featuring whites,blues and greens, combined with bold turquoise. This very geometricdirection is predominated by stripe patterns.