MATERIALS AND COLOURS
Inspired by the desert landscape, 2021’s colours will be rich, monochromatic, textured, light, and extremely bright. Shadowed areas provide the high contrast, while yellows, terra-cottas and mossy greens will appear as accents.
Trends in 2021 will reflect the future we wish to build. With the exploration of new habitats on the Moon and Mars, extraterrestrial landscapes will be referenced along with the desert. Our imaginations will understand the journey through mythical terrain, with colour providing rich inspiration. The fantasy colours of outer space, like purple and mauve with green can be sophisticated and elegant. Austere winter landscapes hold colour too – think of cool clean blues, and crystal reflections of pink and green.
As in architecture, rock will emerge in new and exciting everyday surfaces. An interest in volcanic rock, which resembles moonrock will be seen in sculpture and accessories. High tech will meet low tech as we alter nature in our interior landscapes. The process of Shou Sugi Ban, which is the charring of the outer wood plank to protect a facade against weather and insects, will be popular. The juxtaposition between technology and nature will also be seen in the trend of taking regular objects and building up with crystals.