Spring/Summer 2013 Trends

Wednesday 20 March 2013, Written by Tags: Trends

The Natural Look

Natural finishes with a rustic or distressed look are proving to be in great demand this winter. Advancements in ink jet technology have led us to create wall and floor tiles mimicking wood, slate, stone and even concrete designs.

The 2013 Colour of the Year

Pantone's 2013 'Colour of the year' is the striking Emerald shade of green.

"Green is the most abundant hue in nature - the human eye sees more green than any other colour in the spectrum," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute®.

"This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors".

This distinctive colour really sets the tone for 2013 as it's invigorating and optimistic, already seen on the catwalk in many spring/summer 2013 collections and also starting to filter into home interiors as retailers re-energise their home departments after the New Year sales.

To create a dazzling focal point in your interiors, check out our dazzling 'Byzantium Treasure' from the Mosaics collection. To really make a statement, look to create an on-trend feature wall or panel. Alternatively, for a more subtle look and feel, why not use these mosaics as a horizontal or vertical border?

Add a Little Shimmer

This season also sees the trend for surfaces with added shimmer, perfect for adding a new dimension to any room. Shimmer reflects light and can add depth to smaller interiors giving the impression of a larger area.

See how you can add some lustre to your living spaces here.

The Patchwork Effect

Pattern is also destined to make a comeback this year. Bold daring patterns on crisp white backgrounds are planned to be a big hit. The trend will be for different clashing materials, as opposed to a matching design scheme and basically anything will go! For a really bold statement, look to create a feature wall detailing patterned wall tiles or for a more subtle approach, add a melange of patterned tiles to a splashback area, such as behind the kitchen or bathroom sink.

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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