Apricots and French fancies on the menu

How will design tastes change as we move towards 2024? Interiors experts serve up some appetisers


Nuage canvas in sapphire blue, from a selection by Aureous, £290

Pastels in the picture

Peachy, coral hues are set for a revival as consumer trend forecaster WGSN predicts ‘”apricot crush” as its colour of 2024. “Apricot Crush will bring a warming luminosity to the home, both indoors and outside,” it says. “Its soft, sun-bleached quality will pair easily with neutrals and will be suitable for textiles, glass, bath and bedroom products. Its playful side will connect with joyful beauty.”

In fact, several winter pastels are having a moment, with frosty blues, greens and even pinks in evidence, too.

Home spa, gold star

Home spa bathrooms are high on the wish-list this year, meaning deluxe showers are more sought-after than ever. The EauZone Arch wet room panel is Matki’s latest addition to its luxury showering collection. The dual-function over-head shower brace not only keeps the panel secure, it also smoothly delivers water to the centrally mounted deluge, for a spa-style drenching. The arch starts at £3,180 (without deluge).

At your feet, what could be more luxurious than gold tiles?

Hyperion Tiles reports gold has become one of its most popular colours. From porcelain to mother of pearl, there’s a whole array of gold tile materials and finishes.

Paris match

With the Olympics on their way, style experts at Hillarys are predicting a passion for all things chic and Parisian. Victoria Walker, product manager and trends expert, says: “While neutral tones form the foundation of French-inspired interiors, the introduction of soft and faded colours adds depth and personality to the space. Embracing a muted palette of pastels and subdued tones, such as light green, French blue, pale pink or lavender creates a harmonious and inviting atmosphere.

“Incorporate patterns like toile de jouy, delicate floral patterns, or French stripes in classic colour combinations like blue and white or red and white. These timeless motifs can be introduced through soft furnishings and window treatments. Layering fabrics, such as linen, velvet, and cotton instantly add a touch of Parisian ooh la la chic to your décor.”

Clouds forecast

Clouds outside your window are only to be expected in winter. But with beautiful canvas art by Aureous (pictured), you can make a feature of them inside.

Radiant looks

Hand-burnished radiators are hot sellers, according to Renaissance at Home. Its timeless cast-iron finishes come in more than 10,000 colour finishes, from Farrow & Ball shades to Robertson liquid metals.

Curtain call

Keep in extra heat, with a door curtain by Tori Murphy, made to measure in England and delivered in 14 working days. Murphy recommends British merino wool with a thermal lining, or you could line with the same or a contrasting fabric.

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