After taking a look at the newest decorating trends from the world’s top stylists and industry leaders, we picked our top10 interior trends for 2013. From gorgeous blues to animal prints, there are a lot of fun trends this year!
Two distinct color palettes: Pastels and Jewel Tones, are dominating fashion and home décor this year. Blue and Green are consistant in both of these in varying hues.
Blue is the most universally “liked” color. It represents the sky and the water – calming and peaceful, yet energetic. According to some psychology studies, blue is also the most productive color. Navy Blue is the new black; the darker the better. Monaco Blue adds a boost of new color and is perfectly paired with just about any neutral or bright color palette.
Green represents health, tranquility, and prosperity. It is the color of nature. Emerald Green, Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, adds energy to any room. Think of the gemstones Tourmaline and Emerald; this rich shade of green mixes well as an accent color with warm or cool color palettes
Contemporary geometric patterns are stronger than ever. Chevron, Ogee, large florals and wide stripes dominate the fabric market. Today’s patterns are crisp and clear, not muddy. Bring on the patterns in drapery, pillows, and upholstery and wall coverings!
Artful or Painted Furniture
Truly go green by re-purposing an old piece of furniture with unexpected color or fabric, but don’t overdo it – one artful piece per room.
The perfect background for bursts of color or calm color schemes. After several years of darker wood and paint colors, 2013 is going much lighter on the walls and floors. White, butter crème, soft gray and pale blue are the most sought after interior paint colors.
Source: Crate & Barrel via Pinterest
Raw wood, weathered wood and rough wood with natural, blonde or gray finishes. Add a bit of natural wood with a driftwood mirrors, table or lamp. Oversized natural wood dining tables dominated this year’s market as did the reclaimed wood look on floors with wider or mixed width plank sizes.
Interior designers are going mad for metal décor, and we love the way brass pairs with natural wood. We saw a lot of brass lighting and accessories at the markets this year, the perfect match with jewel tones and natural wood tables. Earthy mixed with glamour-every room needs a touch of both.
Wall Paper and Wall Art
Wallpaper is making a comeback, but it’s not your mother’s wallpaper. It’s now much easier to hang and remove. If you like to do it yourself, try painting wide horizontal stripes or a chevron pattern. Wall art is very contemporary and graphic; limited to one eye catching wall or an entire room – perfect in an entry, bedroom or dining area. Young children in your home? Try some fun wall decals. They make it so easy to change themes as your children grow.
Statement Lighting as a Focal Point
Source: XL Lighting and Statement Dining Tables from the Noir Furniture showroom in Las Vegas
Never before have we seen so much unique lighting! Big and bold or hung in multiples. Brass, wood, crystal, wicker, chrome, macramé – oh my! Lighting a room has become art itself.
White kitchens are by far the most practical and sought after look. Whether you like Cottage, Traditional or sleek European styling, white is the color of choice. Add interesting hardware, marble countertops, open shelving or a painted island to make your kitchen unique.
Antlers, cowhide ottomans, zebra rugs and peacock motifs are all example of how you an infuse your space with a touch of the animal kingdom.
What design trends are you going crazy for this year?