Australian Colourways have release their latest trend forecast for interiors and some of Maurice Kain's fabrics are right on trend when it comes to suggested shades, textures and style.

Colourways is a leading trend forecasting initiative originally set up by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) in 1992. It is an essential industry forum for designers, specifiers, manufacturers and other design industry members. Colourways actively sources, identifies and delivers the very latest trend developments in colours, materials and finishes. They assist industry in design, development, manufacturing and marketing of their products and services.

Two of the hottest colour directions identified by Colourways for 2013 are called 'Tundra' and 'Sweet Chalk'.

Tundra's palette focuses on cool greys and iced blues, with simplicity being the key. The Sweet Chalk trend captures coral shades, purples, ombre and sheers.

Maurice Kain's Armardo fabric fits the Sweet Chalk bill perfectly. A tangerine fabric made of 100% polyester with chintz for lustre. Armardo is leading when it comes to tapping into new season's brights and 2013 style.

Maurice Kain's General Manager, Michelle West, said, "As one of Australasia's leading soft furnishing fabric wholesalers, it is imperative that Maurice Kain is privvy to all interior fashion trends. Colourways trend forecasts are an important tool in our industry. To know that our fabrics are designed and produced with this in mind means our collections have even more appeal, ultimately leading to happy consumers."

Colourways focuses specifically on the Australian and New Zealand market and delivers colour and trend niformation that is unique to this industry. The results are then filtered and analysed and launched as a forecast. These forecasts have become as essential reference tool and development guide for some of the country's top products, including paint, laminex, carpets and fabrics.