We give you four palettes that will set the tone for the coming year. Go ahead, make a splash with the one (or more) that suits your personality best.
In a transient world where ‘upgrade’ and ‘update’ are buzzwords, it’s comforting to come home to a space that’s eternal. The Rekindled palette, as the name suggests, is a salute to classic ideas that have transcended time. Designs that trigger a sense of nostalgia, while making perfect practical sense in a contemporary setting. Colours are drawn from the living world around us – natural dyes like indigo and manjistha. Things of utility, like repurposed printing blocks or old Wabi Sabi handmade ceramic bottles, make for interesting decor objects. Floral wallpaper patterns are juxtaposed with distressed wood. Accessorise and texture with materials like wood, terracotta and copper.
Age of Creators
Instagram-worthy moments, action-packed vines of your weekend jaunt, Tumblr scribbles during those soul-searching moments... Technology has given us all an easily accessible canvas to express and share our creative side with the world. With that comes a certain freedom to wear our weirdness on our sleeve. We see that same bold expression extend into home interiors where walls are no longer the quiet backdrop. They stand out in funky shades of blue, pink, black and green – at times complementing slick materials such as Corian and anodised metal or offsetting plush suede and edgy concrete finishes. Experimentation is the name of the game – play with digital motifs, typography on chalkboard or wallpaper, etc. Accessorise with quirky android figurines, space-inspired geometric furniture, play up your tech toys.
The young urban Indian is a curious traveller. He/she travels for the sake of travel, not as another geotagging exercise for social media. It’s not so much about material pleasures as much as it is about the genuine experience of a different culture. This is reflected in the explorer’s personal spaces as well. He/She draws from a melange of memories to create a palette that is home anywhere – neutral browns and greys, for instance. When it comes to materials, the choice is relatively frugal birch over teak, aluminium over iron and wallpapers over more permanent claddings. Like your travel bag, keep your space minimal with plenty of room for surprises along the way.
The Flock palette acknowledges the commonalities in our oddities – whether it’s a home-brewing fixation or your belief in Pleiadian beings, there’s someone out there who shares your passion. This theme of connection comes together with neutral mid-tones and materials that find an echo in each other; spaces that seamlessly glide into each other, punctuated by accessories that gently beckon the eye. Mild shades of white with a hint a purple or a drop of red meet dreamy surfaces like marble and iridescent glass.