After visiting suppliers in Germany and Italy over the course of September at the annual House fairs – where brand-new products are launched and new trends are set in motion – Matthew Morris, Managing & Creative Director at Studio 30 Interiors ltd, shares with us upcoming trends set to be popular in 2024.
As we step into 2024, the world of interior design is abuzz with exciting new trends that are already in motion, reshaping the way we view our living spaces. From the revival of pastel colours to the continued dominance of dark and moody tones, and the intriguing blend of metallic finishes with natural colour palettes, the interior landscape promises to be both diverse and captivating. Our recent visit to the International House Fairs in September has shed light on these evolving trends, and we’re here to share the highlights.
The resurgence of pastel colours
One of the most enchanting trends making a comeback in 2024 is the revival of pastel colours. These soft, muted hues are making their way back into our homes, adding a touch of elegance and serenity. Pastels are a perfect choice for those looking to infuse a sense of tranquillity and sophistication into their living spaces. From soothing blues and gentle pinks to serene greens and muted lavenders, pastels are set to grace our walls, furniture, and decor items.
Contrasting textures: Wood effect laminates and veneered woods
In the world of materials, the year 2024 will witness a striking interplay of contrasting textures. Wood effect laminates and veneered woods are emerging as strong contenders in interior design. The juxtaposition of pastel colours with the warmth of wood textures creates a harmonious blend of contemporary and natural elements. This trend adds depth and character to interiors, making them feel inviting and connected to nature.
Dark and moody tones still reign supreme
While pastels are making a remarkable return, it’s important to note that dark and moody tones are far from being overshadowed. In fact, these dramatic hues continue to hold a prominent place in the world of luxurious interiors. Particularly in the German and Italian markets, deep, rich colours like charcoal, midnight blue, and forest green remain at the forefront. They infuse spaces with an opulent and intimate ambiance, perfect for creating a sense of luxury and exclusivity.
Metallic and metal lacquered finishes meet natural colour palettes
2024 brings an exciting fusion of the old and the new with the use of metallic and metal lacquered finishes against natural colour palettes. The juxtaposition of shimmering metallics with earthy tones creates a captivating contrast that elevates the overall aesthetic of interiors. Whether it’s brushed gold accents in a rustic-themed room or sleek silver finishes against a backdrop of muted browns and greens, this trend offers a refreshing take on modern design.
The unifying trend
What unites these diverse trends for 2024 is the emphasis on creating harmonious, balanced spaces. Whether you’re drawn to the soft allure of pastels, the contrasting textures of wood, the drama of dark tones, or the blending of metallic finishes with natural hues, the goal is to craft interiors that resonate with individuality and comfort.
As we move forward into the year 2024, interior design continues to be a dynamic and ever-evolving field. The trends we’ve explored here are not only visually captivating but also offer opportunities for personal expression and creativity. Whether you’re redesigning your home or simply seeking inspiration, these trends provide a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that await in the world of interior design. So, don’t hesitate to embrace the future and make your living spaces a reflection of your unique style and personality.
Photos courtesy of Pronorm.
T. 01425 209900
A. Unit 1 Parkland Place, Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6DJ