Re-assemble: a style trend with lots of colour and creative contrasts
Last year, the Tuinbranche Nederland, the Branchevereniging VHG, iBulb and Flower Council Holland consulted trend watcher Aafje Nijman to present three style trends for 2018: ‘Punk Rebooted’, ‘Re-assemble’ and ‘Romance 3.0’. In a series of three articles, we’re going to give you more details about these trends so you will be more inspired than ever!
Style trend: Re-assemble
This second style trend focuses on the creative combination of new and old elements. Various products, shapes, colours and materials are combined to create another whimsical look every time. The possibilities are endless – nothing is written in stone. You could combine a tiger print, for example, with various shades of green. Or, like Mondrian, arrange primary colours right next to each other. Flowers and plants play an imaginative role in this: why not hang up a number of bouquets or plants sometime?
The colour palette for Re-assemble consists of bright, pastel, natural and muted colours that are combined with lots of green supplied by living plant material. It also combines new with recycled materials. Examples include plastic, natural materials, paper, cardboard and recycled sheet or panel material.
Different patterns are also patchworked together. These usually consist of striking colour combinations or unusual colours for the object portrayed (e.g. a green panther print). Shapes appear to be chosen at random and accidentally stuck together, stacked or squeezed into each other. The result resembles a collage.
Recycled materials also reinforce the casual character of Re-assemble in the garden. Re-assemble teams up various styles, functions, perceptions of space, and materials. This gives the garden a flexible feel and makes it look like a work in progress. Are crafts your thing? Use an old duvet cover with an eye-catching print to upholster the cushions of garden chairs. Also re-cover surfaces with sheet or panel material and incorporate lots of green plants.
Also read: Here are the 3 green trends for 2018.