Interior Trends: City Folk – Pink & Blue
Summer is all about bright colours and bold patterns that remind us of our travels to distant places. This summer sees an emerging trend for clashing bright pinks and blues, coupled with traditional folk prints and embroidery. This trend is a mixture of vivid turquoise and cobalt blues interspersed with deep magenta pinks that combine to deliver an energetic, vibrant and eclectic look.
This trend is all about telling a story with your interiors, whether it be with unique pieces that you’ve collected on your travels, vintage finds and fabrics, or decorative pieces that you’ve inherited. Layering richly patterned fabrics and textiles over vivid block colours all help contribute towards achieving this theme. Traditional folk and floral prints can be paired with statement blue hues, and accessories should include embossed ceramics and woven or rattan furniture.
This trend works exceptionally well against whitewashed walls – so don’t feel intimidated by the bright colours and think that painting a huge expanse of wall is the only way to go. Hanging fabrics and wall tapestries against a white wall can look just as effective and striking.
We designed our Otomi fabric in-house and we think it’s the perfect choice for this Folk-style, pink and blue trend. Otomi is a traditional style of embroidery originating from Hidalgo in Mexico, home to the Otomi Indians. Our Otomi fabric was inspired by this traditional folk print. The 100% linen fabric is digitally printed with this striking pattern and comes in two vivid shades; our Azul blue and Rosado pink.
To complement this trend, and to help you inject some colour and pattern into your space, we’ve also designed a range of Otomi scatter cushions.
Our Otomi cushions were designed in-house. These vibrant and decorative cushions feature playful pompom trims in contrasting colours, and are digitally printed onto our soft cotton velvet.
An emerging micro-trend is embroidery. This decorative method brings texture, colour and pattern to your accessories, and is a nod to the traditional forms of craftsmanship and interior decoration.
One of the continuing motifs in this trend is the portraiture and images of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Her patterned dresses and artwork continue to inspire, and she remains just as popular, if not more so, to this day. The current exhibition at the V&A Museum, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, presents a selection of personal items and effects of this iconic artist. With a display that includes some of Kahlo’s clothing, artwork and cosmetics, it offers a glimpse into the way this artist portrayed herself to the world, not to mention a stunning and cohesive collection of traditional prints, fabrics and a palette of colours that will inspire you to be brave with your interior choices. Be sure to catch this exhibition at the V&A while you still can.