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As the saying goes, it’s time for “out with the old, and in with the new.” With a new year, it might be time to change the look of your home. The bright color you loved in the early 2000s now is a bit out of date. Or maybe the flooring design you’ve had for years is finally too out of date.
However, navigating through trends can be difficult, especially when figuring out what’s right for you. To help, we’ve rounded up our predictions of what home design colors and trends will be the most talked about in 2017.
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Bold Jewel Tones
Lucky for you, painting your home to match current trends is easy to do and one of the less costly upgrades you can make to your home. One of the biggest changes you might see in color trends this year is a jump from warm pastels to bold and bright jewel colors. Think deep purple, green and blue. The Sherwin-Williams ColorMix prediction describes this year’s bold colors as “soulful and spiritual,” much like Pantone's 2018 color of the year.
Of course, some homeowners might be fearful of using darker colors in their home. Utilizing these jewel tones is all about maximizing your lighting. Try using in a living room or bedroom to create a cozy atmosphere without losing natural light. If you’re not ready to paint your entire room in a bold color, try using as an accent throughout your room.
If you’re not yet familiar with greige, make 2017 the year you get well acquainted. Gray has been the must-have neutral paint color the past few years, appearing in many living rooms across America. And, for good reason! It’s extremely versatile and gives your space a clean look. But, as all trends change, gray has now become a bit warmer, with beige. This creates “Greige!” Depending on the hue you choose, it could be a warmer gray or a cooler beige. It’s a great interior paint color for any room of the home.
One of the best parts about using greige is that it makes a great compliment to the jewel tones we discussed above. It gives a clean look and truly is a perfect backdrop for bold accent colors to pop.
A color that many designers once strayed away from is now back! This time, used only as an accent color throughout a room. Yellow of any shade can be used with other hot colors of 2017 like greige or jewel tones.
Don’t be afraid to incorporate yellow in areas you may otherwise think twice about, like your window treatments or rugs. Yellow accessories make a statement in your room and is what the home design trends of 2017 are all about.
Not just for your potted plants anymore. Terracotta will become a design staple in 2017. We’re already seeing accessories pop up in unexpected places, such as soap dishes and decorative bowls. One of the more popular ways you’ll see terracotta used this year is in tile flooring. They work well as a kitchen flooring option, but don’t limit it to just there. It can easily warm up a bedroom or a living room. They are also an affordable alternative to other flooring materials.
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If you’d rather mix it up with patterns, rather than change a paint color, you’re in luck this year. Geometric patterns for your home are hot right now and will continue to be through the year. Think mid-century style, with squares and rectangles.
One thing to be aware of when choosing your patterns is the chevron design. Though geometrical, this pattern has become less trendy within the last year. Though, it will always be a great choice for your baby’s nursery.
Make this year the time where you can truly let your creativity shine in your home. DIY repurposed décor is something that is not only trending, but can be completely unique to your style. Try upholstering a chair or using a trunk for living room storage.
Another décor item that will be trendy this year is reclaimed wood. Tables, chairs and even shelving in reclaimed wood will be a unique look for your room. It also blends well with any color scheme you choose.
Organization is in style this year. Minimalist décor will insist that there’s empty shelves, tables and rooms of unnecessary items and show off the design elements that matter. Minimalist design is all about having a clean, sleek look. Focus on items with straight lines and a unique shape. Color and light are also prominent here. Use the trendy jewel of the year as accent colors as you decorate your space.
As much as keeping up with annual trends is important for homeowners, especially those looking to sell, be sure to incorporate your unique style in when you can. The colors and decorative elements this year are colorful and bold, so have fun with it!
How will a change in room color impact your mood? Read How To Pick The Perfect Paint: The Psychology Of Colors.