Boho Chic and Carefree Vibes: Ethnic Bohemian Design

Tribal, handcrafted goods, like woven baskets and colorful needlework, are truly works of art in unexpected forms. This year, there are patterns as far as the eye can see thanks to the popularity of the ethnic bohemian trend. This style is on point for creative thinkers as well as for those who defy rules.

Designers are giving life to rooms by incorporating animal prints and patterns in nature’s colors as well as by using colors that are well beyond the norm. Shiny gold, sixties prints, fur, and feathers accentuate the boho wild and free attitude. Close your eyes and envision a space that is full of bright colors, lush fabrics, ethnic patterns and tons of texture.

Timeless colors, like red, prevail but are increasingly stretched, developed and contemporized into an abundance of tonal options to fit any mood. Global, spicy hot colors are the perfect way to give life to neutrals. Neutrals become the accent rather than the dominant part in any scheme, the focus being squarely on a mosaic of lively, happy colors.

Take for example Marsala, Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. A welcoming and stylish hue, the wine-inspired color is ideal for ethnic bohemian design trends. According to the Pantone website, “This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Thanks to the color matching ability of LuciteLux®, if you’re looking to incorporate Marsala into your design project via acrylic, you can.

Does the ethnic bohemian trend have you day dreaming about jetting off to faraway lands to find rich fabrics, tapestries and other trinkets for use in your design projects?

Trend predictions are from Lucite International’s Color Consultant for its LuciteLux® cast acrylic brand, Beth Almond, ASID.