If you love trends and love to follow trends it may interest you to know that one color that has been around for a while is becoming a classic and a few strong pops of color are the latest in trends for your homes interior design. One other trend that is super hot right now is medallion designs and I will touch base on this as well. The exiting thing that has come forward in home design is the migration of a neutral we’ve seen grow in popularity and coming out of trend status and into a classic design staple. What’s the difference between a trend and classic? Well for those that aren’t quite sure it simply means this trend is now migrating into what is likely going to be a staple go to neutral with timeless appeal. So many colors don’t make it this far, but as with many trends, tend to cycle in and out of popularity. Here’s a look at some new trends and a new/old neutral that has become a classic in design.
First and foremost, lets talk vibrant color trends that have shown up every where in the retail market. Ever so trendy turquoise has become a new passion. If you’ve been wanting to experiment with color in your design scheme consider blending gorgeous shades of “Peacock blue and turquoise” to your color pallet. You’ll likely see this style with bedding, window treatments, area rugs, on walls and wall art. Look for a lot of Moroccan inspired medallion prints featuring these colors as well. A word to the wise, when going for these bold looks, be sure to make them the highlight and feature of the space by carefully planning out your backdrop color scheme as well.
Your backdrop color scheme would be your walls primarily, but in some cases, may even be your floors. The background largest spaces in the room are your backdrop to your bedding, or bold color choices. By keeping them calm and softer, you allow the bold beauty in your feature pieces like your bedding and window treatments to take center stage. If you go too far all over with these strong colors it could be overload. What is a Both colors compliment each other beautifully, go well with sharp bright whites, blacks, yellows, greens purples and grey.
So here’s the skinny on a neutral that has gone from being a hot trend to a great classic. Grey is the word. Grey was a hot and trendy neutral that has waltzed its way into becoming a classic design color. Grey is on the verge of not only becoming a timeless classic neutral go to, but it has certainly usurped basic beige. Beige legitimately had a foot hold on the classic and safe design neutral for a long time in home interior design. Touted as a “safe” choice in your color scheme,beige soon became the go-to for not only homeowners, but home builders were now incorporating it into new construction.
Why did gray become so popular? Well it can be said that when stainless steel appliances made it’s way into the kitchen, gray as a new neutral came in on its coat tails. What followed in interior home trends was darker wood tobacco stains on kitchen cabinetry and in hard wood flooring, and brushed nickel fixtures. These gray metals and near black finishes in wood made gray an easy color to compliment both. Grey also works well with existing white trim, and oddly enough, even brass finishes. Provided you still have brass in your home. Most of us do, some where. Like beige, gray can be cool shades or warmed up and so make it every bit as flexible in home design.
Before taking on your next design project, explore your options and check out images that have the colors you want to use on your computer. You’ll find miles and miles of stock photos for inspiration. Good luck with your next project.