Leading Australian LED lighting company Brilliant Lighting forecasts a revival of retro trends in interiors and lighting this year.
Brilliant Lighting Interior Product Manager and Trend Forecaster, Jacqueline Hughes says anyone can take part in the 2016 retro resurgence with retro chic easily achieved by mixing vibrant colour with the opulent tones of black, brass and darkened timber. Ms Hughes also forecasts blue to become a dominant colour this season, bringing a fresh twist on the recently popular teal seen across homewares.
Observing that this vibrancy hints at the pop art movement of the mid-century, Ms Hughes says the retro feel is also achievable by incorporating pared back classic shapes of the mid-century. She also suggested updating the look by selecting pieces in sophisticated materials and textures throughout the rest of the living space to calm the vivid colour.
According to Ms Hughes, bold lines add to the retro style while audacious accessories will enhance the overall look. To create this look, at-home decorators can invest in lighting with angular prism shapes or rounded lines, as inspired by the retro era with finishes in mesh, brass, black or matte metal. Homeowners can pick up these on-trend designs from the Brilliant Lighting range.
Lighting can be used to add interest in a neutral home. A statement can be made simply by hanging a pendant at eye level asymmetrically or installing a cluster of lights together to create an eclectic feel.
Brilliant Lighting keeps up with trends in the international design world for inspiration to forecast the next big trend in lighting and interior design including product, design innovation, colour and finish.
With blues pegged to be the face of the retro colour revival this season, it’s important to accompany Brilliant Lighting pendants with small design elements that create an extra touch of interior professionalism and sophistication. Ms Hughes suggests adding a retro occasional chair or side table, accompanied by a cluster of low hung brass lighting and blue accessories to bring life to a dull room. Rugs, terrariums or reclaimed furniture can be added to achieve the perfect retro revival.
Backed by over 25 years of lighting experience, Brilliant Lighting is renowned for their innovations in domestic lighting with a current range of more than 1500 products. All Brilliant Lighting products come with a 12-month warranty and use the latest LED technology.
Image: Jacobsen timber lamp (Photographer: Patrick Todisco)