James Dunlop Design Trend: Culture Shake

Posted: 06/10/2016
James Dunlop Design Trend: Culture Shake

In an increasingly interconnected and globalised world, design becomes a cultural melting pot for influences coming from every continent.

Key Ideas
  • Cultural melting point
  • Globalised and multicultural
  • Non-westernised
  • Juxtapositions are welcomed
  • Layered cultural references
  • Global patterns
  • Celebration of colour
  • Natural, raw and sustainable materials worked into new and inventive treatments.

Colour Palette

A clash of bright, vibrant and punchy colours, this trend is not for the faint hearted. Bold and with strong tone, Culture Shake challenges traditional colour combinations. This palette has a broad range of colours including emerald green, orange, yellow, teal and black, resulting in fabulous colour juxtaposition. This trend really is about colour- the brighter and more it can clash, the better.
Interior application

Simple ways to apply this trend into interiors:
  • Don’t be afraid - this is an adventurous interior theme!
  • Be bold with wall colour and wallcoverings.
  • Layer pattern on pattern - upholstery and drapery.
  • Colour block with strong colours in plain fabrics.
  • Start with a hero colour and build from there.
  • Use split complementary colours - ie. green, orange and purple.
  • Bring together cultural artifacts, artworks and accessories from around the world.
  • Make a statement with bold patterned drapery.
  • Pair different furniture styles together.
  • Upholstered accessories - screens, lightshades, throws etc.

Want more? Visit the James Dunlop ‘Culture Shake’ board on Pinterest to view more inspirational fabric and images from this interior trend.

Here are some James Dunlop fabrics that work in with the Culture Shake trend.

Posted on 06/10/2016 by Millers Home

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