Look for eye-popping, unexpected color; bright punches or black-and-white outlines. A flashback to the ‘60s is already making a splash, with intense orange, mustard and teal returning to the spotlight. Reds also take center stage, and include wine influences like Merlot and Cabernet.
Blue and green are also overflowing. Robin’s egg blue and pale, faded green are trendy. Colors range from that of the deep blue sea to the rich, mossy forest.
Set against last season’s hot pink, today’s absence of color is startling, but cream, vanilla and white-on-white are a must-see trend, particularly in accessories. My favorite today, and possibly forever, is “greige.” The combination of gray and beige is the ultimate neutral and will be seen universally.
Look for neutrals that are reminiscent of pebbles, weathered wood and raw organic materials.
Tribal/cultural designs have been a hit on the fashion runways, and now the influences of native and migratory cultures are heading home. African themes, beads and shells, bright colors, chevrons, flame stitching, intricate patterns, Moroccan influences and Native American designs will be in style in a variety of products and materials.
The Men’s Room
The grouping of masculine fabrics and Western styling gallantly gallops in. Flannels, leathers, tweeds, plaid buttoned-down and other menswear inspired fabrics paired with leather straps, nail heads and stirrup details create a distinctly equestrian theme. Perfect for a mid-century room to a man cave. This look calls to mind a sense of indulgence and elegance as well as comfort.
Metallics have tended toward the cooler pewters, but now the gold rush is on! Gold is shining from accessories to furnishings. Brushed gold with a matte finish looks fresh everywhere.
Bare woods and grain-bearing finishes on furnishings are making way for the sheen of heavily lacquered pieces in dramatic colors. This glossy finish will be showy in entryways, living rooms and bedrooms. Bold, deep color and strong hues make this statement lavish.
Touch of texture
Designers declare “texture, texture, texture” as the new bling. And this brings glamour-galore with sophisticated colorways and stunning curves. Pillows and rugs with 3-D appliqué, metallic leather, pleated upholstery and loads of richly textured fabric – from natural linen to plush velvet – will be seen far and wide.
Peacocks! You might see the blue peacock hues on walls and furniture, oversized peacock feather patterns on rugs, or peacock statues beautifying a shelf. This proud bird will be an admired motif for some time to come.
Greek key motifs signal a return to neoclassic forms, but updated for a fresher look. Again, we will see this on furniture, pillows and drapery. Elegant!
Basket weave for every room in the house. Dining room chairs, pillows, coffee tables and even wall art will have this charming, woven affect.
Sunburst mirrors are hot and can be used equally well in all sorts of spaces from traditional to contemporary. They can look sophisticated or whimsical, retro inspired or modern. Find them in a plethora of shapes, sizes and styles.
Billowing pillows – how fun! Felt pillows, tailored pillows, woven pillows, sequined pillows and even poufs! Make room for these fashionable accents.
Silvery mercury – here, there, everywhere! Vessels, candlesticks and accessories. The tarnished and luxurious look exudes all things lovely. Glitter, shimmer and shine something unique for your home!
The most magical décor of all will be your personal touch or DIY project. Creative ways to use nontypical items is on-trend. Doorknocker pulls, tree branch coat hangers, wood stump night stands, wine barrel end tables … the list continues. Make it your own!