Friday, January 1, 2016

Interior Design Trends 2016

Yes it's the New Year Time to look at the upcoming interior design trends for 2016

Here are some of the collections that I see as strong or continuing trends:



Rose Quartz and Serenity

Global color authority Pantone surprised the design community by naming not one but two colors for the 2016 edition of its Color of the Year forecast. The pastel pink Rose Quartz and powder blue Serenity may seem like a sugary sweet selection but according to Pantone, the pairing is in fact part of a more unilateral approach to color—a commentary on the current societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity.
From Interior Design Magazine      Read more 



Design Detox



"Comfort Zone" by Valspar.


Offering a complete color palette cleanse, some of the major wallpaper and paint brands are moving towards quiet and calming hues for 2016. New York-based hospitality designer and entrepreneur Stacy Garcia tells us ‘the growing emphasis on this need to always be connected has created a movement to find quiet simplicity amongst the noise.’

Signaling a move away from cold greys to warm stone hues in 2016, Sherwin-Williams has announced Alabaster (SW 7008), a hue symbolic of new beginnings, as its 2016 Color of the Year. Also wiping the slate clean is paint brand Benjamin Moore, who has selected Simply White OC-117 shade as its 2016 Color of the Year while Valspar paint says that its restorative 2016 color palette ‘Comfort Zone’ is an antidote to a ‘fast-paced lifestyle’ and will ‘balance the mind, body and spirit.’

Warm Metals


This is a trend that I mentioned last year and it continues into 2016.
Particularly effective in the bathroom and kitchen space, rose gold, brass, copper and gold will continue to dominate in 2016 according to London-based interior designer Gemma Gordon-Duff of Gordon–Duff & Linton who suggests pairing them with raw, natural materials such as marble and wood. "Good quality materials like this are a great investment because they will never go out of style," she advises. Read more


Mid century is still a trend however now it is mixed in with other pieces, the Don Draper look is over. The Danish buffet pictured below hosts antique Turkish candlesticks and resides comfortably under a turn-of-the century birth of Christ painting.