Gentle Paradox is an exciting yet soothing trend that responds to worries, but also responds to possibilities. It tries to soften harsh realities with soft colours and round shapes. Core values such as dreamy, soft, infinite, light and friendly suit this trend. We would love to tell you about this trend and inspire you with images from our photoshoot.
The colours used are soft and exude tranquillity and harmony. There are soft neutrals and pastel shades, but also a warm cognac colour and two slightly more pronounced greens. These greens are mainly found in the flowers and plants.
The shapes used are mainly round or rounded and often have a convex character. Many products have one compact shape with no loose details, such as extra legs or armrests. All parts appear to be attached to each other or blend smoothly.
Hard and soft materials are interspersed. Important hard materials are marble, concrete, ceramic, plastic, baked tiles and natural stone. These are combined with soft materials, such as high-pile carpets for floor and wall hangings and textiles in different variations, from pleated to bouclé. This contrast in materials makes it seem as if the soft materials are trying to soften the harsh reality. Flowers also help soften a space and make it dreamy.
The designs used are varied, including romantic floral patterns and abstract patterns. What they have in common is that the colours are soft and gradient effects are used.
We did a photo shoot focusing on the Gentle Paradox style trend. We are happy to share the photos from this shoot with you for inspiration.