My crystal ball shines brightly (gave it a good polish earlier) and is ready to predict this year’s trends.
Design trends always mirror the combined economic and social momentum. When the finances were in a rather dim condition the past few years, frugal living and curb alert saves were not just necessary but also – thanks to bloggers -they became the new cool.
It seems finances are getting all better and interior design trends mirror that. Spoiler: 2016 will be the year of gold and diamonds.
People are sensing the economy picking up or at least stabilizing and now we see a desire for luxurious accessories like golden accents, brass making a strong return (imitating gold), marble going beyond kitchen design, diamond shaped tables and faux (but luxurious) furs are some of the signs that people feel the situation improving.
1. Just A Touch of Minimal – with a glam twist
Hooray! Last November when I saw Restoration Hardware’s Modern source book (stunning!) it was hard to contain my enthusiasm. Their distinctly minimal line touched base with me and I will tell you why: cleaning. I always loved minimal design because no other style cleans so fast and easily – or looks so composed and calm.
There is a “new” minimal this time, where clean geometric shapes meet luxurious fabrics and – mostly golden – shine from metals and crystals. “Glam minimal”
2. Mixed Metals but Mostly Gold
Decorators loved oiled rubbed bronze, then embraced Copper the past 2 years and now they (and I) are falling back in love with brass. If it’s metal, it’s in and everything goes – even together.
Old gold (with patina) and gold leaf inserts are hot!
3. Organic Touches (plants, wood, marble)
Interior plants (bring-green-in) and reclaimed wood in muted neutral stains. Incorporating wood in unusual accessories, (like cachepots – though I totally cheated with faux wood). Not a new trend by any means but will stay strong in 2016.
Himmeli art becomes mainstream and moves beyond ornaments and into pendants, art and fantastic living room tables. Cubism is back with a vengeance for this year, from wall art to sidetables.
Anything shaped like a diamond, is hot, hot, hot.
5. Blue is King but Yellow is the Queen
The trend of gorgeous blue will keep strong this year (especially in fabrics and wall art) but I (fore-) see a lot of yellow, blasting everywhere. Ok, maybe I am biased but, I notice yellow making statement appearances from fashion to art, to furniture – it’s everywhere. Yellow will be the color of the year, in warm saturated hues and – of course – in everything golden.
The crystal ball is rather specific about it. Yellow will be the “it” accent color for 2016.
Do you think my crystal ball dropped…itself or nailed it? What home and decor trends does your crystal ball foresee dominating 2016?
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