From all the team at Seneca, well wishes for the new year.
We are so excited to bring you a trend forecast for 2017!
Some of our team are in our offices and showrooms, and some are traveling abroad to textile and homeware shows. We're fast gathering a picture of what is waiting in the wings with our design editors. Fantastic inspiring new collections that are coming our way very very soon.
Here's an overview. A brief capture of trends for 2017. Enjoy, share and be inspired. And remember to check back on our website lots in the coming weeks, as we upload new collections as well as more trend insights for you.
KALE – a food trend that has flourished in recent years with the sizeable shift to wellness and clean eating, the deep verdant tone of kale is set to be the colour for this year. Paired with Hazelnut and Raspberry. Contrasted with bright yellow and spiced paprika orange.
INDIVIDUALITY + ETHNICITY – borrowing from the past, from traditions and cultural treasures troves. We travel around the world and through time with visits to Italy, Japan, Egypt, Uzbekistan and Kashmir regions, just to name a few.
TROPICAL TEMPO – a trend from the past year, once again the trade winds will take us towards the equator to admire and celebrate the rich diversity, colour and texture that the tropics have to offer. In particular, the Amazonas (a developing food trend that will filter through our homes beyond the dining table). Fern prints of 2016 move forward to find beauty in butterfly wings, coconut fibre and tropical storms.
CRAVING THE FAMILIAR + RETURNING TO TRADITIONS – In our ever-hectic lives, we are seeking out the familiar, especially in private residential abodes. Returning to traditions, classic designs and things we feel a connection with from our childhoods memories – seaside holidays, family meals and more. We’ll see new creative takes on classic designs. A reinterpretation if you like, where the best parts of our memories are highlighted, romanticised and amplified.
LAYERING MAGIC – we expect to see a playful, majestic and evolved approach to composition and curation. Images presented will transform and transcend with a careful and clever use of transparency, manipulating our viewpoints and reactions, all whilst maintaining beauty.
Furthermore, these are some sub-trends or underlying features to keep an eye on in 2017:
Geometrics and stripes – Ever present and much loved, you can always expect to see stripes and geometric influences in the trend line up. Block prints, nautical stripes and geometric inlays, tribal tattooing influences may feature.
Sustainability – Upcycle, recycle and adding value are strong trends that carry forward into 2017. By combining values of sustainability with creativity we see products that customers feel emotive connection to.
Upholstered headboards – Romantic bedroom settings with soft finishing touches. Fabric headboards and layered accessories are a must in 2017.
If you're looking for more on 2017 trends, then check these links. Videos, images, designer opinions. Enjoy.
Heimtextil MesseFrankfurt: Explorations
Domain: The interior trends you’ll be loving in 2017
Vogue: 10 Home decorating trends to look for in 2017
InteriorZine: Interior trends to watch for in 2017
InsideOut: In or Out: interior trend predictions for 2017