Barbiecore: How it’s influencing commercial Interior design
Since the release of the new Barbie movie, the interior designers at Truline Construction and Interior Services we’ve noticed Barbiecore everywhere. You might of spotted more pink on your social media feed, as people are dressing up to see the movie and advertisers are embracing the bold colour pallet. Which of course means it’s sneaking into people homes as an interior design trend also.
But what is Barbiecore?
Barbiecore is the playful, bold, and eccentric aesthetic, it is an interior design style that celebrates femininity, vivid colours, and unabashedly embraces the nostalgia of Barbie’s world. While 80s and 90s nostalgia has been on the increase in the past few years, Barbiecore really embraces that retro 80’s Memphis interior design style.
How can you create a Barbiecore interior design aesthetic?
Pink, of course it must be pink, but how much, that’s up to you, Barbie’s dream house or something more balanced. Think about adding some 80’s retro vibes, nostalgia plays a big role, including bold and geometric patterns from Memphis style design. Don’t forget Fluffy and fuzzy, soft textures and materials are a hallmark of your Barbie interior. Another physical feature of Barbiecore is a touch of sparkle for glamour. But this isn’t a necessity if sparkle isn’t your thing. Like with many other trends you can pick and chose from the elements but one thing that does need to be included in this trend is the colour pink.
How will it influence commercial interior Design?
While I don’t think the colour pink will start taking over office interior design, we might start seeing more in retail interior design and hospitality interior design. But the area I do think will influence the commercial interior design world is the bold patterns which are a homage to 80’s Memphis style patterns. Potentially mainly in black and white, but with some braver people exploring bold and clashing colours. The use of bright/ almost florescent colours paired with white and black would give a strong sense of 80s nostalgia. We’ve already seen furniture manufacturers and commercial interior designers use plenty of grids in patterns and structures, these are also a part of this style which we could see more of in the coming months.