Lively colours and bold definitive strokes are at the heart of this trend, with artists and designers using innovative printing techniques and vivid colour palettes to create a dramatic and modern look.
Artist Jessica Zoob creates abstract, expressive paintings, and together with Romo – Black Edition they have created these fabulous cushions, which is a simple way to inject this trend into your home. For a bold look, sit with other clashing vivid prints, or for a simpler nod to the trend, scatter with neutral cushions and throws.
‘Passion 5’ Cushion. Digital Print on 100% Linen. £80.00. Romo – Black Edition.
‘Passion 4’ & ‘Celebration’ Cushion. Both Digital Print on 100% Linen. £80.00. Romo – Black Edition.
Wallpapering has become an increasingly popular option in recent years to add a splash of colour and pattern to a room. Casamance have taken it to the next step with these two wallpaper panels, featuring this incredibly vibrant, slightly trippy, abstract digital print. They’ve wisely designed this in a panel format rather than rolls, suggesting this isn’t designed to cover all walls in a room – I don’t think many rooms could take more than a hint of this print!
‘Emotion’ Wallpaper. £237.60 for 2 panels. Casamance.
Boeme’s Strata, a digitally printed cotton velvet, exudes warmth and luxury. Despite it’s vivid, abstract style, the painterly design sits very happily next to traditional pieces, and is a great example of how this trend doesn’t mean starting from scratch with a room, it can be injected with one or two key pieces.
‘Strata’ Magenta. Cotton Velvet. £105.00 per metre. Boeme.
Romo – Black Edition have two really strong prints in their latest collection of decorative weaves, ‘Astratto’. ‘Cromatico’, available in 3 colours is a contemporary abstract design with flashes of vibrant colour and soft diffused edges, digitally printed onto a fine linen ground. ‘Lumiere’ is a random spray dyed wide-width linen, with dramatic colour striations of bright shades with dark neutrals. This design works especially well made up as curtains – because the fabric undulates from the pleats in the curtain heading, the pattern in softened and broken up, as pictured below.
‘Cromatico’ in Violet. Linen. £65.00 per metre. ‘Lumiere’ in Magenta & Solent. Linen. £145 per metre. Both Romo – Black Edition.
‘Lumiere’ in Solent. Linen. £145.00 per metre. Romo – Black Edition.
For the full impact of this trend, piece together a number of your favourite vivid, abstract digital prints. Don’t worry about clashing – be brave, it’s part of the look!