2020 Home Trends

2020 Interior Design Trends: 5 Takeaways to Refresh Your Home

 

With 2020 now in full swing, we’re seeing some clear shifts in how homes are being designed and decorated. Most notable for our area is the Modern Farmhouse trend with its juxtapositions of old & new, light & dark, and clean & rustic. Softer grey and lagom neutrals are here to stay, but are now being contrasted with deep hues and warm metals. Organic materials such as natural wood and potted plants are also gaining prominence. Here are some key trends to consider as you refresh or renovate…

 

#1: High Contrast Hues


Deep blue is the “it” color in home decor, with Pantone’s “Classic Blue” and Sherwin-Williams’ “Naval” each taking color of the year honors. Navy accent walls are gaining popularity in smaller spaces such as foyers, dining rooms and powder rooms. Black is also back as an accent set against white in kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms. High-contrast graphics are making an appearance on wallpaper and bathroom tile.


 

#2: Vintage Meets Modern


Whether it’s antique artwork, floral wallpaper or vintage tile, old world charm is making a comeback…with a twist. This time around we’re seeing vintage framed art, patterns, woods and statement pieces being incorporated into modern spaces with clean lines. The Modern Farmhouse epitomizes this trend with its fresh new take on the old.


 

#3: The Non-White Kitchen


The all-white kitchen is making room for grey and painted cabinets to take the stage. For the daring, “color pop” cabinets in deep blue, black or even red have been cropping up in the modern kitchen. Kitchens that do have white cabinets are being spiced up with decorative tile floors and backsplashes, along with darker wood shelving and contrasting light fixtures.


 

#4: Comfy and Cozy


Soft shearling, rustic leathers and fluffy textured mohairs are gradually replacing the luxe velvet we saw in years past. High performance outdoor-style fabrics have also gotten an upgrade and are appearing indoors on upholstered dining room chairs and couches. Cushy wing-backed dining benches and chairs are another notable trend, part of an emphasis on making dining rooms less formal and more comfortable. Another fun trend? Curved sofas for the dining room and kitchen.


 

#5: Warm & Earthy Accents


Matte brass continues its popularity in fixtures and frames, often mixed with silver metals. We’re seeing an infusion of aged wood accents, patina, rustic leathers and earthenware softening the clean lines of today’s minimalism. Potted plants are also popping up on shelves and in windows with olive trees usurping fig trees as a favorite statement piece.


 

Need an instant home update? Try adding throw pillows, blankets or artwork in hues from Pantone’s Spring/Summer 2020 color palette.

 


 

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Posted on March 5, 2020 at 11:13 am
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New Color Trends for Fall 2012

Fall: what a perfect excuse for change around your home and in your wardrobe!  This autumn, fashion designers are combining versatile mocha, grey and gold neutrals with a boost of spirited hues.  Where the muted rust of autumns past blended quietly with the natural scenery, this year's palette sets out to rival it with vivid tangerine, jewel-tone greens and a brilliant blue surpassing even the clearest autumn sky.  Rounding out the palette are feminine shades of rich lavender, smoky rose and a sizzling pink sure to warm up those chilly days.

Whether you're looking for fun seasonal decor or that perfect fall scarf, try out these hot new hues for an instant style update…

 

 

 

View Pantone’s full report for designer quotes, sketches and more!

 

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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Spring Feng Shui Tips

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to refresh your surroundings and life with new energy.  Whether it’s starting a remodeling project, gardening or painting your walls new color, the active “yang” energy of the season can support you to take action!

 

Enhance the path to your home.  Welcome spring with a floral doormat and a wind chime hung outside your door to stimulate energy.  Remove dead plants from garden beds and pots and replace them with colorful plants and flowers.  Pay attention to your decks and backyard spaces for inspiring outdoor views.

 

Bring the “wood” element of nature indoors. Add vase of fresh flowers or a plant to key living spaces (if you don’t have a green thumb, silk plants represent the vitality nature in full bloom).  Throw away dried flowers that lack life force and become dust collectors!

 

Change your bedding and bedroom décor.  To reflect the shift from winter to spring, use lightweight floral or striped prints for curtains, pillows, or bedding.  Add inspiring artwork and clear the clutter to enhance this important room.   A change in scenery refreshes body, mind and spirit!

 

Paint your walls or an accent wall. Paint is a low-cost and high-impact way to energize your living spaces.  Be bold and try a bright color to transform your walls from drab to dramatic.  Use low or zero VOC paint to ensure a healthy environment for you and your loved ones.   Happy painting!

 

If you’re interested in a spring “tune-up” for your home and would like assistance to get started, I highly recommend my favorite Feng Shui and Color Consultant, Cynthia Chomos.   She can be reached at (206) 919-0107 or visit:  www.CynthiaChomos.com

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 1:00 am
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