The trend for folk-inspired fashion that graced the high-street and the runway in 2015 has made a welcome move to the home.
Natural forest tones of green and brown were the distinguishing feature of Zac Posen’s and Jason Wu’s Autumn/Winter fashion collections, influencing an eco-style colour trend for interior design in 2016- Nordic Folk.
Combining the mysticism of Northern folklore with Scandinavian landscapes, subtly textured surfaces in leafy natural hues, pale timbers, sleek lines and beautifully simple shapes are expected to take root in homeware this season.
This should come as great news for anyone looking to add a chic, bohemian dimension to their interior; Green has many positive psychological properties and can communicate peace, balance and harmony.
Emerald green is an especially good choice for creating an atmosphere of elegance, refinement and luxury, whilst lighter shades of green can rejuvenate a space, giving the feeling of being connected to nature when matched with bright or forest-inspired colours like yellow, black, brown and grey.
Alternatively, to create a more metropolitan look, using military shades of green (which have long adorned fashion rails) adds a touch of urban edge to your home. Camo clothing was a stand out feature on Bottenga Veneta and Alexandra Wang's catwalks last year, but for 2016 these daring shades are expected to be dressing our interiors also.
For anyone on board with the Nordic Folk trend, Utility is a great place to start. We have a wide range of furniture, lighting and home accessories in different shades of green, which are perfectly complemented by pale timbers and shades of brown.