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Spring / Summer Trends

Spring is here and Summer on its way so Grand Designs Live, which opens its doors this weekend, asked us to round up a few of the hottest trends for Spring/Summer 2016.


One of the easiest ways to introduce a trend into your home is through colour, whether it’s a cushion, paint or piece or fabric. This spring the four key colour groups are Pink, Yellow, Green and Natural tones.

Sunny yellow shades return for Spring/Summer 2016 but then become faded again for A/W16/17 and move towards more muted tones. Add some vibrancy to your home using these paint colours from Designers Guild. Our top Yellow shades are: TRAILING WILLOW NO. 109 PAINT and AMALFI LEMON NO. 119 PAINT

Pink is a popular interiors shade for summer, with Rose Quartz, a baby Pink shade featuring as one of Pantones colours of the year. As the year moves on we see the shades intensifying with Vivid Fuchsia replacing by sugary pinks and flesh-toned shades. Our top Pink shades by Designers Guild are: VREELAND PINK NO. 127 PAINT, DIANTHUS PINK NO. 132 PAINT and LEADEN PINK NO. 146 PAINT.

Greys continue to be the most popular and flexible of the neutral colour palettes and as the year moves on they change from cooler greys towards warmer neutrals such as beige rather than true grey. Our top neutral shades by Designers Guild are; PINK PORCELAIN NO. 147 PAINT, QUARTZ GREY NO. 29 PAINT and MORNING FROST NO. 27 PAINT

Green brings a soothing element to any space. Mint greens through to olive and rich dark greens can work fabulously in the home, be it on walls or a statement chair. Vibrant emerald Greens lead the way along with ice-cream mint Greens this spring moving to more muted olive greens for the autumn and winter. Our top neutral shades by Designers Guild are:



Photo credit: Designers guild

Painterly is used to describe a style that is textured and looks like it has been created using brush strokes from subtle watercolour washes to strong passionate strokes. Another key feature of this trend is the use of multiple colors. Introducing pieces of art in this style is a great option for homeowners because the colour scheme of the home can easily be updated by bringing out the different colours in the art. Another simple way to bring this trend into your home is through the use of textiles. A set of pillows or rug will add a pop of pattern without being overwhelming.


Product: Marmorino - Steel wallpaper

Supplier: Designers Guild

Product: Pleasure Gardens Velvet Cushion by Jessica Zoob

Supplier: Black Edition – Romo

Product: Noor Collection rug

Supplier: Stark Carpets

Product: The Elvis three seat in flamingo soft wool

Supplier: Sofa.com

Product: Skeleton Tree II, 2014 Oil and acrylic on canvas

Supplier: Milla Eastwood

Product: Smoked, Brushed & White Oiled Oak Chevron Flooring

Supplier: Salento Flooring


Fashion and Interiors trends are becoming increasing entwined, with bold colours and patterns seen on the runway often seen cropping up in interiors, making a strong interior design statement. Mixing clashing patterns and prints, which would not traditionally be put together, from floral to tribal to vintage to geometric makes this a trend not for the faint hearted.


Product: CUBISTE wallpaper

Supplier: Osborne & Little

Product: Elixir Cushion

Supplier: Charlotte Beevor

Product: Cocktail Chair - Aldgate East Minor Ink

Supplier: Florrie & Bill

Product: Fishbone low table

Supplier: Moroso

Product: Laying Pattern Basket Weave.

Supplier: Amtico


Mixing copper and gold made a huge impact on interior styling last year, and this year we will see this trend continue with the addition of mixing of different colours and textures of metallic surfaces and well as natural materials. Brass, copper, steel and silver can be used together in your home through accessories, lighting, and mirrors. Items of furniture made of mixed materials such as wood and metal, or metal and marble have become increasingly popular on the high street meaning that this trend is accessible to all.

Photo credit: Target


Product: Fan Large Table Marble Black Screw Base by Tom Dixon

Supplier: Heals

Product: Capri Black & Natural Rattan Chair

Supplier: Rockett st George

Product: Wisteria table lamp in clear glass

Supplier: Pooky Lights

Product: Sorrento Capo Geometric tiles

Supplier: Fired Earth

Product: White Precast Polished Concrete Flooring

Supplier: Concreate

Product: Martini Two Tone Side Table

Supplier: West Elm

Product: Copper Vase

Supplier: Habitat

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