We are always excited to see predictions for the new design trends for the coming year. Everyone from magazines, to paint companies, have an opinion as to what will be in vogue. Some trends from the preceding years, turn out to be impractical (white kitchens) and we are glad to see their demise. Here are some trends that seemed to be agreed on:
As we become more and more aware of preserving the world around us, many experts are predicting sustainability will becoming a focus with natural woods, bringing the outdoors in as design elements, Recycled materials will be used everywhere from furniture, floor covering, even artwork. We will also see a design trend towards reuse as vintage pieces see a resurge in popularity.
Homes will be going from hard edge lines to soft and welcoming with soft feminine colors such as pinks and soft cozy fabrics. Floral wall paper is also predicted to be popular as well as geometric designs. Sherwin Williams has announced their paint color of the year as Naval. Benjamin Moore announced their choice of color as First Light, a pale blush pink. Sherwin Williams also offered “Romance” , a dusty shade of pink as one of 2020 colors.
Architecthural Digest is predicting Japaneese Influences that speak to minimalism and eco friendly design.
Good Housekeeping is predicting high-contrast decor, black and white to add boldness in a space. Many sites suggested black was going to be making a comeback in design
While the design trends are always interesting and fun to follow, a good rule of thumb is to buy quality pieces that will stand the design test of time and to allow trends and fads to be implemented in paint colors and accessories, unless there’s a piece you fall in love with. Ask any real estate agent who has tried to sell a house with avocado green sinks and orange countertops and they will advise be cautious when making big changes with trends.