Cheery and optimistic palettes are set to replace the doom-and-gloom hues of the past as signs of hope are reflected in residential design.
Colour and quirky and natural motifs are key at Tequila Kola (left), Lane Crawford (top right) and Ronald Redding.
‘Tis the season of good cheer – literally. As 2013 chimes in, say goodbye to “austerity interiors”, and welcome a bright new era of colour, texture and style.
Householders, it seems, have had enough of the gloom. A respectable period of mourning has passed, and it is time to embrace joyfulness. Design consultant Jane Stockel, a longtime chair of the Color Marketing Group (CMG), a not-for-profit association of international colour forecasters, has seen it coming.
CMG (www.colormarketing.org) members meet annually in various Asian locations to discuss trends in lifestyle and colour directions and, according to Stockel, who also runs Jane Stockel Designs, a Hong Kong- and Australia-based trend information service, we have grown tired of the chaos.