Well I trotted along to the Dulux Colour Forecast 2017 back in September and I'll be going again in 2018. It's so good to sit back and hear the experts talk of colour & trends and the influences. You don't have to love or follow trends but I have to say that hearing about the process is fascinating. The experts talk about seasonal inspiration & key colour direction in interior design. The influence is great even if you don't think it's happening to you!
This is a summary of my scawly notes ..... The future of interiors is influenced by factors that include design trade shows, fashion, technology, & media. The Artisan movement is a huge influencer .... weaving, natural fibres, clay, leather, organic materials. Words that are used are bespoke, handcrafting, old values, keep it real, artisan, unique, individual.
The words I really liked "buy once and buy it well"
The image above is beautiful ..... the combination of weaving and a hard surface .... this is not ordinary splashback :)