The Nude palette is now well established, going from a soft pink blush to apricot cosmetic tones, and smooth eggshell to a luxurious taupe. We’ve seen a super feminine look come down the catwalks, nude tones working with neons, and now a more structured look or slouchy and layered, with a definite edge. It’s a fashion trend that has transitioned perfectly to interiors and home products. Nude tones can soften the hard edges of a space and they exude a sophisticated tranquility, creating a soothing visual flow. Be inspired by the Queen of Taupe, Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen.
I particularly love the dreamlike delicacy of the Gastrologik restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gastrologik by Jonas Lindvall
This project features within our A/W 2013/14 trend, The Vision, which sees cosmetic and blush tones playing with the season’s new diffused pastels, as well as nude metallics and iridescents which create a new gorgeously elegant shimmer.
You can purchase The Vision trend board in our shop here or email Phil for full details of all the season’s key trends in our A/W 2013/14 trend report.
Other Designers working this trend (all shown below) include Phil Cuttance and Lorna Syson, both presenting faceted, origami-like structures in hushed nude tones. I also love the simplicity of Frederik Roijé’s candle holders, and the lustrous sensuality of the Chignon chair by Koket.
Clockwise from top left: Blumarine S/S 2013 collection; Faceture Vases by Phil Cuttance; Decanterlamp in white by Lee Broom; Wall of Flame candle holders by Frederik Roijé; MAC nail lacquer; Chignon chair by Koket; Plymouth Touch Task lamp in taupe from John Lewis; Notebooks from One Kings Lane: Utensil jar in nutmeg by Le Creuset from John Lewis; Valentino S/S 2013 collection; The Ritz sofa by Studio Bertjan Pot; Maze bowl in taupe by Gordon Ramsay in collaboration with Royal Doulton from OCCA Home; Linear Fold cushion in cream by Lorna Syson
The lovely people at John Lewis asked us to review the Plymouth Touch Task lamp (shown in the montage above); the sample arrived in the UK studio today, here’s what Zak and Victoria thought:
Zak: “This delightfully nude-coloured lamp from John Lewis has real attention to detail – from the perfectly smooth painted glossy nude shade & base, to the twisted cable. I also like that there is no noticeable button on the lamp we were sent – it is ‘touch control’ so you simply touch the product and mysteriously the light comes on with a 3-stage dimmer function. It’s stylish enough to work in any room in the Home or in an Office - it certainly looked good on my desk in the studio!”
Miss V: “I like this classic yet pared-down modern lamp. It’s a touch bigger than I expected it to be from the online picture, which was a bonus, and the brass components & angle adjusters are weighty & sturdy so it feels like a quality product that was made to last. As you know, I’m a stickler for getting the details right and so, like Zak, I really like that John Lewis had decided to go with an old school braided flex – it’s a nice retro feature, and of course making a design feature of cables on lighting is currently a strong trend in Interior Design.”
A John Lewis sponsored posting