Interior Design Trends of 2017

August 26, 2017

 

 

The year 2017 has brought a great many changes from its predecessor. VR headsets, Hamilton tickets, drones, and on top of all of that we foresee a great many changes in interior design trends. 

 

Green

Green is very strong again! Anywhere from lime green to emerald, the hue works throughout the home - whether it's a wall color or a room-filling rug. 

 

Tropical Prints

The print will continue to appear in wallpaper and designer fabrics, if you don't care for prints in large doses use them on pillows buy a plain sofa and change it up with new pillows.

 

Texture

Weaving texture into an interior makes it more inviting and the idea of mixing fabrics and materials will be on the rise. We are seeing more and more texture in every form, from brushed brass tables to light fixtures to fabrics and wallpapers.

 

Marble and Brass 

Marble and brass will continue to dominate in 2017. We’re going to see this trend in both kitchens and baths, It’s that combination of something very natural and clean, like white marble, and something industrial, hard, and a little bit glamorous with gold.

 

Faux Finishes

Faux will be fashionable in 2017 — and we're not just talking faux fur rugs. Homeowners and designers are turning to faux materials for a budget-friendly and sometimes more reliable alternative to authentic materials. Faux wood ceiling beams, for example, can't rot or bow like real wood, while engineered quartz can withstand heat and acidic foods better than Carrara marble. Other home design trends you can expect to see include faux leather counters, faux foliage and manufactured gray floors (an alternative to the complicated task of applying gray finishes).

 

Navy is the New Black

Whether you're looking to accent your room or update your kitchen cabinets, navy blue will be the preferred alternative to black in 2017. A modern twist with a traditional feel, navy blue pairs well with practically any color scheme, and lends mystery to a space without making it feel small (as black sometimes does).

 

Artisanal instead of DIY

For years, the world has been obsessed with DIYs pulled from Pinterest, Instagram and, of course, Etsy, but designers are now looking toward items that are more artisan than quick and easy, like this hand blown chandelier. You'll see craftsmanship and materials that require you to have a high level of skill to work with them and you'll see the return of glass blowing, porcelain and even amazing woodworking — not just raw big chunks of recycled wood.

 

Raw White

As designers turn toward artisanal, hand-crafted goods in 2017, you'll see the emergence of "raw" whites — think chalky white and bone white. Raw white looks really unearthed and handmade. It's about the beauty of imperfection, that natural and organic look where you need some texture, not just solid flat white. 

 

Brass Overkill

If you're looking around at all the brass in your home right now, don't stress. We were just as excited for the shiny metal. Don't get us wrong, we love brass, especially one that has some wear and patina to it, however, we feel too much brass can feel a bit contrived and even cheap without the proper context.  We've found that mixing metals provides a more eclectic and sophisticated palette. It makes a home feel less catalog and more unique.

So what should we replace it with?  In general for high-traffic spaces, such as kitchens, we prefer to opt for oil-rubbed bronze or chrome fittings and hardware, which feel a bit more timeless to us. If you are committed to introducing brass accents, consider adding touches with your lighting or accessories, or simply opt to mix and match your finishes, which can help to create a design that is more organic. A brass faucet can look very chic when paired with oil-rubbed bronze knobs and pulls or vice versa. Make sure the metallics have a similar finish to keep a consistent thread.

 

Dark Blue and White

The all-white look has dominated this year, it's time to move to the dark side.  Dark blue is going to make way for dark green's grand entrance.  Over the last few months, I've seen tons of dark green pop up in kitchens, living rooms, and furniture. I'm excited to see where this trend takes us in 2017. I'm actually working on a couple of projects where green is heavily featured, so watch this new trend coming.

 

Brass Out - Bronze In 

Since brass is heading out we need a new metal to take its place. Say hello to bronze. Bronze is going to be the new It metal of 2017 It plays well with other finishes and colors and is a little bit more on the neutral side. Mixing metals always looks chic.

 

Cool Gray Tones

It's official: The all-white look is out we think 2017 is the year to be more experimental with color. The past few years, we have all been loving the wonderful Scandinavian influences, so there has been a lot of whites and grays and super-cool tones. I think people are craving warmer tones, and we will see colors such as taupe, mink, and mustard really make a huge comeback next year. I think we'll see more people using these tones in paints and upholstery. Texture will be key. Contemporary wallpapers will be more widely embraced, even by minimalists.

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