This month I had the much-anticipated pleasure of experiencing an intense couple of days at the Salone del Mobile during Milan Design Week.
Whilst it was impossible to see the entire show in that time, I did manage to look in on the LZF team at Euroluce, view the latest designs in the flesh and gather in my mind a sense of what trends will endure over the next year or so.
It was no surprise to me that pink remained a strong colour, making a regular appearance in a variety of shades, strengths and forms. Considered a ‘new neutral’, pink no longer carries ultra sickly, overtly feminine connotations. In fact, this association with gender only really came into play in the mid 20th Century, whereas it was previously a masculine colour, symbolic of strength and warfare, taken as a derivative of red.
The new pink to introduce into the home isn’t a garish, bright shade but something much more sophisticated – think paler, dirtier, like setting plaster. Speaking of which, having recently re-plastered the walls in our bedroom, we loved the soothing tone and texture so much that we decided to leave them that way.
Written by Tiffany Grant-Riley for Lzf Lamps
Tiffany Grant-Riley is the founder and writer of Curate & Display – a home and lifestyle blog where good independent design is at its heart. An interior stylist by trade, she finds pleasure in collecting house plants, photography, motherhood and being a minimalist.