Asian Interiors

Take inspiration from the Far East this season

Nova Cashmere
Nova Cashmere

The Asian trend is emerging slowly but surely in both fashion and interiors as the seasons change.

Major high street retailers have been drawing inspiration from Far Eastern culture to create on-trend collections. Brands have even collaborated with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum to create capsule collections that feature the most authentic prints and colours.

The Oriental trend embodies femininity, with floral prints and pastel colours featuring heavily. Prints are often inspired by nature, and the delicate detail and occasional metallic accents give the overall trend a rather tranquil feel, making it perfect for interiors.

On the other hand, for a bolder look combine stronger colours such as red, royal blue and tangerine with dark furniture and luxurious fabrics.

To incorporate the Asian trend into the kitchen, light coloured woods represent the essence of nature that is present throughout the trend.

The kitchen is also a great place to introduce bold Oriental colours, through eye-catching feature walls, splashbacks and accessories. The vivid red splashback featured in Magnet’s Nova Cashmere is paired with glossy dark Max-Top worktops and Amtico Slate Jet Stone flooring to create an opulent Far Eastern feel.

If you’re looking to choose the calmer pastels of the trend, consider your cabinets as a neutral base. Cream or off-white shades are ready to be accessorised with pastel accents, or even jade green paint, another classic colour from the Far East, as seen in Magnet’s Newbury White.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with textures throughout the home to capture the style. Prints or motifs can range from cherry blossom to koi so, there are no set rules for this trend. A great way to start is by making a mood board, so be bold and see what you can create.