The drapilux design atelier is always in tune with the times. Atelier manager Kirstin Herrmann and her team get their inspiration for their daily work from travelling and trade fairs. The creative members of this team are now presenting eight specially selected fashionable colours, which they currently find particularly inspiring. This is carried out in a workshop which echoes the atmosphere of the places they have visited.
“Using white as a base is a must when it comes to interiors – it is currently exceedingly popular”, explained Kirstin Herrmann. This colour works well with everything: it brightens up other colours and even stands out itself as a result.
Blush pale pink
“Rosé has grown up in a way, and has lost its slightly kitsch, princess image”, said the designer. Blush pale pink is soft and relaxing, and appears particularly elegant when paired with muted shades such as grey.
Trendy coral: orangey-red is one of the most sought-after trends at the moment – at least as an accent colour used for items such as cushions and candles. Even rich orange has come back bolder and brighter than ever before after having been overused during the 70s and then disappearing for a long time.
Yellow is also becoming increasingly popular when it comes to adding special touches. “When used as a main colour, it’s similar to coral. It’s too loud and bright, and should, therefore, only be used in small doses, either as a way to accentuate something or as a combination colour” advised Kirstin Herrmann. After gaining popularity in more of a lime-green shade some years ago, it has become more yellow from season to season, and is now a rich and bold buttercup yellow.
“Infused pastels” feature grey elements and are more like non-colours rather than sweet, pastel candy tones. The designer emphasised: “in addition to pale pink, linen and light grey, bright shades of mint and greyed light-blue tones all belong to this colour spectrum.”
The use of non-colours has been a firm favourite of home furnishing colours for many decades. Kirstin Herrmann is aware of this: “when it comes to being at the height of fashion, the secret to success is knowing that non-colours are stylish, trendy and cosy at the same time. Walls that are painted in dark colours no longer appear dull, but instead make for an elegant and homely atmosphere.”
“Blue is the new black” according to Kirstin Herrmann. “It is and will continue to be extremely important when used as a base colour”. It can be used extensively throughout the home – for the walls, the sofa and cushions. Not only does the popular marine blue play a prominent role: different shades of blue are being combined together more often – ranging from dark blue to subtle shades and watery aqua tones.
“Metallic colours are by no means a new trend: it started out with copper, and now all metallic tones have become popular. The bright blue and turquoise shades, however, are new on the scene”, said Kirstin Herrmann when explaining the popularity of this colour spectrum.