This season is all about eclectic design and personalized decor. As furnishings become more vibrant and colorful, wall colors have become quite the opposite. Beige neutrals are out- With spring will come cool grey hues and pale pastels. These colors give any space a modern feel and provide a neutral canvas to better showcase contrasting bold art, furniture and warm metals!
Trust in being Different
Trusted trendsetter, Pantone, has chosen Radiant Orchid, described as an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones." as its "Color of the Year" for 2014. Along with purple, pale pink is also making a comeback. Popular 1980's blush-tones can be modernized this season by pairing them with masculine hues. It's true when they say trends come back full circle, but don't fret- the rest of 80's style is not making its comeback!
The "same as your neighbor look" is out. New style trends allow for much more personal expression! Plus, how else will you make a bold home statement if you find comfort in conformity? Designers are focused less on what "matches" and instead on creating inspiring spaces filled with pieces that actually have meaning to the dweller. Designer, Nate Berkus, says it perfectly, "Your home should tell the story of who you are."
Who WOOD have known?
Sun-kissed wood is in for furniture, countertops, and flooring - a perfect pair to the soft natured paint colors trending this season. As opposed to the previously popular espresso flooring, lighter wood options show less dents and scratches.
As wood and wall colors are getting cooler, metallic trends are becoming warmer to contrast. Gold is back in full force! Everything, everywhere, which was once silver or steel- hardware, fixtures, furniture and decor- you will now see in gold.
Make it Personal
As in the rest of the home, homeowners are favoring a more personalized kitchen design. Custom painted cabinetry allows for self-expression and open shelving turns your favorite serveware into functional art. Homeowners are also choosing more durable materials in the kitchen. Granite is going out because it is expensive and more easily damaged. Like all natural stone, it is very unpredictable. By choosing a synthetic material you will not only have a more resilient surface, but can expect the color to be true to sample and won't pay for waste.
The mid-century modern furniture trend has now reached the backyard- from wishbone chairs to tulip tables- the new outdoor furniture on the market is chic enough to double as indoor during the offseason.
The rebirth of the "Mad Men" series has put bars and beverage carts in high demand- think crystal decanter, gold rimmed glasses and a tray of fancy spirits.
This spring your home decor should be as bold as the change of weather! Go for out-of-the-box accessories to add color to your rooms, while keeping the walls cool and neutral. Most importantly, don't hold back and express yourself! Make a statement! Showcase items that inspire you and don't be afraid to try something new!