The summer season of 2021 has a fresh take on the design language with lively elements, rich details and an overarching eco-conscious perspective that cherishes the touch of originality. This year home décor has got a sophisticated approach towards nature with more focus on greenery. Things are kept a little soft so that they can create a dreamy aura in the space. So, Interior Designer Punam Kalra, Creative Director of I'm the Centre for Applied Arts, talks about the trends of summer for 2021.
Colours of the year
The Pantone colour of the year 2021- Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow give a saturated wash to the spaces, taking the stage as luxuriant luminaires or plush furnishings that ring the tunes of drama. Curves are embraced more than ever—cosy, cocooning solids shape a softer, dreamier aura in the homes. Crescent seaters and wingback chairs are revisited with an avant-garde eye for style.
Earthen palettes like beige, amber, tan, umber, olive green and terracotta red come out as the visually tranquilising tones that comfort the space. There is a blend of subtleness and indigenous flavour in the earthy hues coming along as wall décor or a statement-furniture. Patterns that remind the outdoors—the ocean and the tropics, come out with the thrust to revive the ambience as wild florals or botanical abstracts in the backdrop. The elements are lured by everything ‘green’.
Spaces are made more breathable with green pockets that rejuvenate the interior. Cactus, Calathea and Ferns in bright ceramic pots are a contemporary garden phenomenon. Natural wood, brass and terracotta escort the flora with indigenous aesthetics. The garden furniture takes the form of the artisanal pieces with hand-weaved rattan and other eco-friendly materials that celebrate the ties to nature.