While most of us have an idea what we like, there it’s always interesting to see what forecasts the industry has for the year ahead and what we should expect to see in the magazines. Here are 9 things that many suspect will be hot going forward.
1 Shades Of Gray–
Gray continues to be an incredibly popular choice for bathroom colors along with blue and beige. The National Kitchen and Bath Association also found it to be the fastest-growing shade for the bathroom. We have seen gray explode for cabinet choices in the kitchen over the past couple of years, and we should continue to see this trend continue for many more years ahead.
2 Brass –
Brass has been a trend which has been gathering steam over the past year. In 2014 we should see more rise in the popularity of brass. Everything from hardware in the kitchen, bold brass bathtubs, lamp stands and decorative accessories.
3 Soft neutrals,
4 Spring Green,
Soft Combinations With Vibrant Floral Colors– Softer, muted green has become a designer favorite. Benjamin Moore’s color of the year happens to be Guilford Green (HC-116), which is muted, and calm and soothing. We will see designers combine this with darker colors, along with brighter richer accents. Neutral interiors will continue to dominate.
5 Ochre Yellows–
Ochre is also becoming more popular when it comes to home design. Designers are reaching for the outspoken rich velvet jewel tones when using this color. Saturated colors are grabbing attention once again.
6 Natural Elements-
Natural elements from the Nordic lands will dominate interiors this year. We will see a mix of metals, stone, wood, glass and leather. People will gravitate towards patinated finishes on wood furniture and textiles. We will see more washed, distressed linen looks in the bedroom and on slipcovers. People will continue to choose natural stone and wood countertops than faux looks.
7 Bold Blues–
Cobalt blue has made splashes at several Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 runway shows. This shade can stand out all on it’s own, and will be seen combined with lighter blues in the color family. Different shades of blue such as azure, beryl, teal, cobalt, sapphire, cerulean, turquoise are gaining traction. Blue will be big in 2014.
8 Aquatic Blues –
Shades of greens, blues, and turquoise will be teamed well with white. The watery feeling of being close to the ocean will reflect itself in prints, reminding you of a watercolor painting. Expect seeing the look of driftwood furniture in shades of grays, and anything by the ocean to be in style in the season ahead.
9 Lighter Colored Woods–
The darker woods are being switched out for the lighter, fresh looking, honey toned woods. The popularity of the rich, deep toned woods which has been popular in design over the past 5 years has been exchanged out for a fresh movement seen in the lighter toned woods. This trend has been growing steadily, and is continuing to take ground.