Our predictions in terms of interiors trends for 2017? Say goodbye to greys and hello to colours! Muted tones and natural shapes will be in vogue this year, creating an inviting atmosphere and bringing a sense of well-being to our homes. Interior design expert Mike Ahern from Brit Decor has assembled a few tips on how to incorporate the new trends into your home decor.
The days of minimalist grey designs are behind us! While rainy day grey walls, accessories and decorating items could be found in almost every interior in 2016,
this year bold colours are back with a bang. Intense Greenery will take the place of last year’s trend colours named by Pantone, soft Rose Quartz and pale blue Serenity.
Warm nuances of deserts and spices, with such flattering and appetising names as saffron and cinnamon, will not only take you on a mental journey to faraway places, but also prevail in the choice of interiors colours this year. You should look out for dark green as well, which will be very popular with wall design and home decor in 2017.
The shift from cold colours to warmer shades is also reflected in the choice of materials in 2017. The hype surrounding Scandinavian-style
decorating ideas has certainly not come to an end yet, however, the focus is now on creating a cosy sanctuary instead of recreating your favourite looks from a Swedish furniture catalogue.
Light-coloured types of wood such as maple and spruce will be slowly replaced by more relaxed versions such as oak or walnut.
In contrast to last year, when clean white Carrara marble was used for kitchen worktops, side tables and bathroom decor (and even inspired iPhone and notebook case designs), the trend is now towards warm natural materials. Silver travertine und onyx gemstones will be vastly popular this season. When it comes to wall design, prints on wood or canvas made of cotton fabric are a great way to emphasise the shift towards natural materials in your home decor.
‘Next year will usher in a noticeable shift to the dark side, with an emphasis towards deeper and richer hues. For example, I’ll be exploring shades like Benjamin Moore’s “Shadow” paint – a deepest purple (think eggplant!).
Chalky greys have been hugely popular in 2016, but next year these will shift towards darker shades and charcoals, however, I’m predicting a twist: sharp pops of contrasting high-energy colour.
Coloured taps and radiators are the must-have accessories for 2017! The recent trend in metallics is still filtering through to the finer details in interiors, so expect to see new and exciting ranges of accessories, like taps in warm metallics and matt black. I’m also rooting for zingy and bold radiator colours to bring a welcome shot of intense colour to our homes.
When it comes to my own home, if a new interiors trend catches my eye, I will often try and incorporate this into my own home decor, but equally, if a classic works, then why change it? I view past design trends as a reference library from which we can pick and choose elements that we love. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if a room scheme is on trend, or not, as the key success is in the execution of a design that we will want to call “home”.’
You can find out more about Mike and his work over at www.britdecor.co.uk.
This entry was posted on 2nd January 2017.