Every year designers and decorators hit Milan Design Week to get the downlow on future trends in the industry.

This year it was all about one colour – “Millennial Pink” – a cross between a beige and a blush.

Welding Industry Art

This pink leaf canopy, designed by Marc Ange, was the most Instagrammed installation at Milan Design Week

Often paired with green, the pink was used in both matte and gloss, occasionally accented with gold. It was paired with vibrant patterns, including tropical-themed carpets, geometric-print curtains, and statement light fixtures.

The trend started last year, with rose gold becoming hugely popular, and this is a slightly more neutral version of that. Designers expect the toned-down shades will appeal to those who usually dislike pink hues – do you agree?

Welding Industry Colours

Dulux’s take on the muted pink trend includes Tokatoka, Cashel St, and Red Beach

Green tones in both mint and forest also took center stage, often as a compliment to the pinks. Green accents were seen on walls, in accessories, and in prints.

White also featured; it’s always a classic go-to colour to help break up some of the more bold colours and patterns. White textured wallpaper made an appearance, as did off-white furnishings and fittings.

Pink really was the winner of the week though, so if you’re graduating from our paint and decorating course this year, expect to be painting Millennial Pink on a wall somewhere soon.