This summer′s plant trend - Lots of greenery and a 70s atmosphere

The 70s look, contemplation and the interplay between daylight and twilight are important inspirational elements in interior design in this summer′s plant trend, which has been given the very striking name of Twilight Bloom

Green 70s
The summer′s plant trend, inspired by the 70s, minimalist interior design and interest in all varieties of greenery, is aimed at modern consumers in their busy and changeable lives.

"Nature is in at the moment when it comes to interior design. We need a counterbalance to our hectic daily lives, and we find it in flowers and green plants,"

says Anja Bisgaard Gaede, trend manager at the Scandinavian Trend Institute, which has helped to formulate the plant trend.

"At the same time, plants with coloured foliage also reflect elements of Twilight Bloom, which utilises the darker colour palette that characterised the 70s," she continues. "The kitchen and bathroom, in particular, are being decorated with darker elements in wood and other materials. The tight and stylish expression we know from that decade, however, has been softened up, and the all-white colour has been replaced with shades of sand and beige.

Moreover, the warm yellow colour, and especially beetroot reds, are playing an important role in the interior, while black is being increasingly replaced with other dark colours."

Greenery of all kinds
The renewed interest in creating green surroundings at home fits well with the outlook encountered by lifestyle expert Anne Glad, known from the national TV programme "Do You Know The Type?", and for which plants are ideally suited.

"Ferns in giant pots, vertical green walls and large planting bags with lots of different green plants are making inroads into the home.  We want to create gardens at home, where we can grow herbs and all kinds of vegetables - just as we saw in the 70s."

Contemplation gives meaning to life
"It requires contemplation to look after a lot of plants, and this goes well with the current zeitgeist," says  Anne." There is prestige in getting plants to survive, and there is a sense of meaning in taking the time to look after them. And watching something grow and develop is particularly meaningful in relation to the next generation."

Suggestions for plants with beetroot-coloured leaves, for interiors: Aeschynanthus marmoratus
Begonia rex
Calathea rufibarba
Carex comans
Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra'
Impatiens velvetea
Oxalis triangularis
Peperomia 'Red Luna'
Trifolium 'Isabella'