Style Library Contract – Colour Trends SS17

At the beginning of this year Style Library Contract shared 4 design trends they see has having the greatest influence in hospitality design during 2017: After Clerkenwell Design week the home of leading British brands Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Scion, Morris & Co., Anthology and FR-One share four colour trends for Summer 2017: ZEN, NOMAD, BLISS and Pantone’s GREENERY.

Nomad - an exploration of our world, celebrating its bright hues and natural shades

The word Harlequin means ‘varied in colour or decoration’, which sums the in-house studio’s eclectic design ethos perfectly. Driven by their love of colour, collections are inspired from around the world.

The intensity of colour found in nature is evident in Fauvisimo’s powerful colour palette which ranges from cobalt blues and deep magentas to moody greys, on trend mustards, highlights of muted greens, blush pinks and honey shades.


Greenery - nature’s neutral, Pantone’s Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade

As part of their Alchemy of Colour research, the Zoffany studio identified their own unique colour palette, which includes a dazzling malachite green.

During this process Peter Gomez, Head of Design for the Zoffany Studio, experimented with a number of green shades and advises, ‘Be bold and use this colour in its purest form in a plain fabric, a great way to introduce a contemporary look is to champion green in a lustre effect against natural linens. Green really sits well off shades of sunstone and russets.


Zen - confident, composed and enriched palette of sophisticated neutrals in matt and metallics

Moody metropolitan tones in subtle textures and combinations of matt and shine capture the essence of Anthology, a new generation of contract specification fabrics and wallcoverings.

Sophisticated complexity that interior designers and hotel groups worldwide can easily access.


Bliss - joyful, endearing, these fun-loving sherbets and soft pastels are designed to delight

Harlequin’s Poetica range is an enchanting homage to the natural beauty and intrinsic charm of England’s spectacular countryside and delightful cottage gardens. Drawn with a refreshing lightness of hand and tinted in watery hues, it creates a shabby-chic contemporary look for a romantic escape.


Carolyn Mitchell, Group Contracts Sales Director sums up “colour has the power to change an interior ambience, so getting it right is vital in commercial spaces. Our in-house studios are at the forefront of colour and design development, whether its energetic brights, sophisticated neutrals or romantic blushes, we place huge emphasis on creating on-trend balanced collections for our contract clients. Having our own manufacturing facilities also allows us to develop bespoke colourations when needed”.

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