Wall art trends tend not to be a flash in the pan in the way that some interior design trends are – art is often, after all, a significant investment. However, there are still moods and mediums that feel of the moment when it comes to art, as with any part of our home. From textured tapestries, interesting ways of displaying, to an abstract use of color, these trends can take many forms.
Art is a great way to lift your interiors and bring a touch of color, texture, or personality to your home. It can give a contrasting or complementary pop of color to complete a decorating scheme, and really give a flavor of personality of the homeowners. ‘Do you have art?’ is always my first question when designing interiors,’ says designer Amy Lau. ‘Then it’s about building the design around the art to hand and building a story.’
Designer Natalia Miyar too uses art in her schemes as a great way of adding color. ‘Living surrounded by both color and art is very important to me,’ she says, ‘as both can make a strong statement in your home.’ For the latest interior design trends in the world of art, we’ve spoke to the designers who use art in all its forms as a fundamental element of their schemes.
WHAT ARE THE LATEST WALL ART TRENDS?
As interiors continues to embrace color, with a move from beiges and greys to jewel-tones and warm, monochromatic schemes, so to will artwork, finds designer, Natalia Miyar(opens in new tab). ‘Although a neutral wall is wonderful for art, the juxtaposition of a bold artwork against a wall is incredibly effective,’ she says. In terms of specific colors, Natalia is drawn to pink. ‘It’s always been one of my preferred colors to use, I use pink as a neutral, it’s so much more interesting than beige or taupe.
Natalia also finds architectural and abstract styles of art a big part of her recent designs. ‘I love the architectural style of Cuban artist Gustavo Acosta, whose artwork I have hanging above my sofa. I also discovered a Los Angeles-based artist called Hiejin Yoo a couple of years ago, whose work I absolutely love and we actually ended up using one of her pieces in an apartment I designed in Battersea Power Station. Her work is defined by abstracted pops of color and bold layered marks.’