Interior design colors are shifting to the comfortable stability of neutrals.
The shift will be away from black and white, to more within the gray spectrum and a mix of organic fibers. Neutrals, especially with a touch of metallic will take on a broader role than they have in a long time.
The metallic finishes and textures make them feel fresh and modern displaying lots of visual excitement and high energy. Expect to see colorful and spontaneous metallic for a bit of a high tech touch.
The cool tones of basic silver will decline and be replaced with a platinum and darker silver (pewter).
Warmer tones of golds will focus on rosier tones and coppery shades.
We all can appreciate how interior design colors can change the look and feel of a room, and the trend this year the color is bright.
Combined with the neutral tones that are becoming more prevalent, these rich and complex accent colors can easily complement the neutral base.
It is a good idea for your major decorating items to invest in classic pieces that are neutral and lend themselves to mix in easily with the more trendy and using natural earth friendly materials like bamboo and cork brings the feeling of the outdoors inside. Infuse the pop of color in the way of accessories, the occasional chair or another piece of furniture and of course pillows.
Purple is returning with more appeal as the most important color of this season with a tendency to lean more on the red side of the spectrum rather than the blue. It will be seen in all hues, and used in every way possible from casual and relaxed, opening the door to country themes with pale tones of lilac mauve to the most luxurious and saturated shades of black irises.
Even the palest of the interior design colors this season are more saturated than they have been in the past. They will be brighter with the influence of Chinoiserie. Think of the clarity of Chinese porcelain.
If you love yellow, it will be one of the more popular choices but with a green/gray edge to it.
Infuse a pop of the tangy green like hep green from Sherwin Williams, (think a kiwi) for a pop of boldness or a soothing cool olive green for a serene feel of the country.
The notable color in this season's color palette is a pink that reminds you of Bazooka bubble gum (Sherwin Williams calls it zany pink) and works well with chocolate as an accent and with the tangy greens.
Expect to see global goods of hand embroidered fabrics in these and other hot colors and exotic styles of for an interior with a worldly feel.
The trend is toward sustainable interiors and eco-friendly furnishings with high design that will be smaller, multi functional and can be easily incorporated into any living environment.
But for the most part new furniture will be put on hold this season and existing pieces will be revamped.
Taking old things and breathing new life into them is the direction especially into historic pieces and accessories. Slipcovers can update an old but otherwise an 'okay' sofa. Think organic cotton!
The traditional style is fresh again with the updates of intense interior design colors being used with unexpected metallic highlights or painting a classic in all white making the pieces easy to mix in with other furnishings.