In an overall consumer trend perspective, we seek peace, trust and confidence to others and the future in general. In 2019, the last of our 'teenage years', we are concerned about confidence-inspiring involvement, coherence and positive visions. This optimistic zeitgeist shows in our colour preferences of dark and calm blues, light and greyish purples as well as bright and toned down greens. However, on the threshold of a new decade, the main shades are the BROWNS!
As we want to inspire you as an architect, interior designer or trend lover in general, and we know that you work with a certain lead-time on your design projects, this article looks one year ahead to the 'mature' twenties. Thus, we present you to a fresh 2020 trend description focusing on the influence of brown in the year to come, which is also strongly dominated by the brownish shades. In our presentation, we show you how to use this colour trend in your interior decors by relating to specific carpet designs and interior settings.
Please meet the browns!
We see them in all nuances and tempers, with all kinds of expressions and energy levels. From the reddish and golden browns, over the warm and lighter browns to the clayey and trusted ones.
As one of the main inspirational sources, nature brings us so many brown structures, patterns, smells, tastes etc. Soil, marble, wood and a faded autumn leaf are just a few examples of the diversity in nature’s brown creations.
The natural brown patterns
In the Highline Express Nature collection, we have obviously translated the brown trend to elegant carpet patterns as shown by the Rain Forest and the Greenery designs below. When combined with light colours such as beige and grey, the warm brown shades are beautifully refined by a contradicting coolness. In this way, our contemporary and Nordic design touch make up an elegant colour balance of the trending hue.
Ethnic works of art
In the Highline Express Cultures collection, you find a selection of rhythmic, repetitive brownish patterns as shown below. Geometic Lace and Morocco are just two designs displaying vibrant, rich and expressive designs inspired from spiritual rituals, tribal traditions and folk tales from around the world. The bold Morocco pattern beautifully includes yet two trend colours, blue and purple, in a truly authentic Cultures design.
Do you want to bring a contemporary and sharply defined graphic pattern into your interior decoration? The Oxygen Bubble design from Highline Express Graphic demonstrates the power of a quite simple pattern combined with a very effective two-colour choice. Leaving this room without having commented on the carpet seems impossible to me!
Remember your essentials
In the Highline Express Essentials collection, brown appears as the refining colour making up the details: a discrete thread in the tartan-patterned textile, a dot in the pinpoint fabric or a delicate stitch line in the gentleman's suit. In a mix of sandy light brown, beige and grey, the douche colours are combined to create a playful maturity. The strong green along with orange and blue, youthfully contrast the more mature compositions in the Check Plaid design.
In 2020, the gold, silver, brass and copper metallics are back! Adding personality, luxury and spirit to any interior setting, they stand out even more beautiful when combined with a brown-coloured carpet design. In the below example, the Sky Reflections design from the Highline Express Graphic collection demonstrates how a balanced combination of beige, grey, brown, blue and black makes an elegant basis for differently coloured metallic interior pieces.
Do you want to use the brown trend?
Or, maybe just explore it further? Then feel inspired by our Highline Express concept that covers all your needs. Introducing a completely revolutionised concept for premade patterns, the Highline Express collections make it easier and more inspiring to select predesigned patterns. We have grouped our designs to make it easy for you to navigate. Thus, you can tune in on the overall category that describes your project best by selecting from the six collections below:
Arts & Crafts: Inspired by creative pieces of art and craftsmanship
Classic: A celebration of graceful designs present for centuries
Cultures: Ethnic works inspired by symbols, rituals, traditions and folk tales
Essentials: Timeless and elegant designs with refined character
Graphic: Visually strong compositions with contemporary and distinct patterns
Nature: Fine shapes and spectacular colours
Let us stay in touch!
If you need inspiration from any of our other collections also featuring brown patterns or plain brown tufted, flat woven or shaggy constructions, do not hesitate to reach out for us to discuss your options. We are here to help and look forward to getting in touch!