As a professional interior designer in Bergen County, NJ, I am often asked the question, “What’s in?” I suppose that is a good question but just as important is “What’s out?” Let’s see if we can cover some of the most important ones.
Grey has been a color choice for over a decade. It is starting to annoy people and they are not choosing it as much anymore. I would not say it is out. But the truly grey tones are being mixed with blues, greens and taupe to “up” the look and give grey more personality. People report they feel depressed and somber in a grey room. So the new palette warms things up a bit.
White is still the big as the accompanying color.
Gold and silver accents are still hot. They go really well with the jewel tones and velvet or suede used now. Rose gold had a moment but seems to have dropped out. Natural materials that add more texture, are sustainable and “green” in design are more popular now.
MORROCAN and TROPICAL DESIGN.
Sometimes a look is not really a trend that is long lasting. It is more of a fad. It comes in for a bit and then bows out. This seems to be the case with these two designs. It is pretty specific and not widely accepted.
We are in the middle of this look’s popularity. I am not seeing it as much in home furnishings but it is big in home building. Black window frames are popping up all around. Black window pane glass shower doors are also being used in a contemporary way.
But we are starting to shift towards a clean and modern esthetic. Industrial design is thought to be too cold and people want a warmer look.
More is more—minimal is over
Navy is the new black
Think brass, pink and mint green with it
Black in the kitchen
Art Deco design
Hand-made accessories, like these pillows…
One thing is for sure. Nothing ever stays the same in interior design for too long!