These are the final two major trends as per Sphere Trending a trend-forecasting firm in Waterford, MI.
BLISSFUL HOME is optimistic, fun, casual but clean. Colors includes rosy white, yellow, grassy green, amethyst, aqua, coral, lemongrass, and lemon, black and white combined. Metallics focus on luminous silver. Patterning includes distressing, dimensional patterns, gingham, lattice and lace patterns on a variety of surfaces. Single stem florals dominate the botanical realm while classics tend towards herringbone. Etched surfaces – look for lots of new options in privacy glass. Bathrooms are feminine. This is a cheerful mix, playful and fun and includes lots of open shelving and free-standing furniture.
CROSSTOWN CHIC is very Gen Now. There is a strong 80’s influence with urban brights, white, bold teal, magenta, orange, metro green, grape, taxi yellow, cobalt and gray with brights. Note red, gray and black combinations; high-gloss finishes and tinted metallics. Also popular are iridescence and pops of color in unexpected places. Architectural angles are seen, along with pixelated patterns, type as pattern, chain link, grids and cross-hatching. Ombre is huge!
This style trends encourages us to de-stress. It is environmentally-based with a more feminine feel. Colors include white, soothing rose, mauve, celadon, icy blues and milk chocolate. In metallics, dual-tone finishes, brushed gold and pearly looks are prevalent. Patterning includes open scrollwork, roses and watery textures.
Stone favors crisp white marble. We are seeing more white with wood. Clean architecture and multi-dimensional shapes are also big.
INDUSTRIAL ERA: Think foggy London gray, blue, black, wine berry, maroon, olive, charcoal, gray and cream combined and camel hues. Metals are warmed up like brushed nickel, golden brass, dual finishes and metal accents on oak.
In patterning, we see menswear patterns, stripes, updated Jacobean patterns and medallions. Library styling is a big trend, and can include reclaimed wood, rivets as hardware accents, traditional bases and legs and caster wheels. British campaign influences bring steamer trunks, vintage luggage and clipped corners on furnishings. Just look to the latest Restoration Hardware Catalogue for perfect examples. By the way, Room Redo gets a generous discount from this vendor so call us first if you have a big order and we can SAVE YOU MONEY!!!
Sphere Trending a trend-forecasting firm in Waterford, MI, travels the globe to attend trade shows and forecast what’s new in home and fashion design. I recently attended my annual design conference and really enjoyed learning about some strong influences in the design world.
There are currently five major trends in the fashion and home design market. We will cover these and give examples of style and design to watch for in the coming weeks.
The first trend is MODERN HOMESTEAD. Colors include earth tones, dusty olive, cream, wheat, caramel and denim blues. Metals tend towards bronze and burnished finishes. Surfaced are hand-scraped and honed. American woods are huge. Fabrics include textures like burlap and burn-out styles. Shapes are tapered. Popular patterns include chevrons and Native American Design. Restoration Hardware has several furniture pieces in their collection that pull from this concept.
See several of these influences in the wall cabinet photo. Note the multi-dimensional patterning of the wood, the medium tones of the wood and the burnished brass and bronze metallic hardware. There is also a solid, slightly rustic and farmhouse feel to the piece which furthers the design style.
Your want your room to be inviting. Here are some things to consider when creating a more intimate space.
Carve out areas within a room with directed light. Lighting from the ceiling can lower a high ceiling to create coziness. Any down-shaded lamp will cast light in a small area, thus creating a niche. Use soft white, frosted bulbs for a warmer glow.
Choose strong colors for your walls and floor to make the spaces appear closer. A dark floor with walls of brown or deep red, blue or green tones will help create the feeling of a smaller, cozier space.
Heavy, soft textures add warmth to a space. Faux fur or hand knitted throws on a sofa, plush pile carpeting and draperies all help. Use heavily textured materials for the hard elements in the room; iron instead of chrome, brick instead of glazed tiles. Heavy textured fabrics and large patterns will add a cozy feeling to a sofa or chair.
Patterns can also lend a sense of coziness. Rugs, textured, papered and faux painted walls, and patterned fabrics can be used alone or in combinations. Generally, the more patterns in a room, the smaller it will feel so be judicious in your selections.
Place pieces away from the wall and create small settings. Use taller pieces to divide and define smaller spaces within a room for greater intimacy.