zero2one Trend Bites – The Power of Nature!

This week, Claire and I presented the zero2one clan with what we predict to be the hottest trends to hit the Interiors world for Autumn/Winter 2012.

Trend experts, Mix magazine listed their four key trends as:

SHANTY – An elegant seaside theme using a water filled colour palette, which reflects the duality of the sea; the sinister and dangerous waves against the fun and quirkiness of the seaside.

Keywords: “Rough luxe”, natural, weatherworn and distressed, aqua, stonewash denim, rope and driftwood


EMBER – A modernised Autumn Winter palette taking inspiration from oil slicks, volcanoes and the ashy aftermath of fire.

Keywords: Rich and warming, charred metallic’s, lacquered coating, Ombre and scorched effects


TENDER – A traditional, vintage trend taking inspiration from Georgian antiques and applying an updated pastel palette including metallic tones to add an element of elegance.

keywords: ‘Prettiness’, antique, ornate, Georgian, crystal cut, mini florals, cameo treasure, powder coated surfaces and a time-worn aesthetic


BLEEP – Due to the advancement in technology, BLEEP reflects a human approach to tech function using a synthetic spectrum of fun and playful primary colours.

Keywords: retro shapes, bright and vibrant, playful, mechanical, acrylic sheet, rubber coatings and personalised electronics

After attending Mix magazine’s lecture on autumn winter colour trends, the biggest surprise from was that water filled colours are part of the main palette for autumn winter.

However we realised that this was due to the underlying theme to all of these trends – Nature. Taking inspiration from natural disasters and picking colours indicative to flooding, volcanoes and oil slicks we are naming this trend movement the power of nature!

So hold on to your hats trend followers, Autumn Winter 2012 is set to be a wet ride!

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