Are natural textures back in for restaurants?

Are natural textures back in for restaurants?

Trends and tastes change constantly –  so much so that it’s often hard to keep up. We see restaurants change hands, change menus and change interiors constantly in Manchester city center and it’s interesting to see the trends shift.

We recently saw the industrial trend swipe across the hospitality industry, with cafes, bars and restaurants all embracing Brooklyn-loft inspired interiors with concrete walls and steel finishes. This ultra-cool, laid back, “we’re not really trying” vibe can be found all over the city.

But are the tides changing on the industrial trend in hospitality?

Always looking to create an intimate experience and inviting space, we’re starting to see more restaurants and cafes embracing a softer touch of late. Yep, you heard it here first – apparently, we’re saying goodbye to white walls, brushed steel and industrial furniture design.

Industrial design is being overthrown by a return to a more natural, earthy take on interiors. A mix of colour combinations, along with a love of bright colors and textures is coming. Think surfaces with a more mid-century modern feel and a lot of 1970’s inspired items. 

Hospitality interiors are changing into something less stylistic and modern, but not too modern. Design concepts like upholstered, textured walls and natural materials are all coming through. 

Warmer colour palettes are trending in interior design as a whole and can also be spotted in restaurant settings, like here at Mason’s.  Whereas we’ve seen colour palettes take on a distinctly edgier tone over the past year, greens and mustard hues are starting to warm-up spaces in 2019. 

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