by Dave Koszegi
on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 10:03am.
Think beyond paint colours and fabrics…
Surely you’ve spent time in a well-considered space, and instantly felt the benefits of an aesthetically pleasing abode – you feel calmer, grounded, and sometimes eveninspired!
That kind of inspiration doesn’t just have to be for high-end homes or catalogues, though. Today’s homeowner can keep it simple and cost-effective by just incorporating even 1-2 of today’s top trends into their space.
Here are a few of our favourites to get you started!
Greenery is Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year (15-0343) – and it complements our West Coast vibe perfectly! This tangy yellow-green shade plays off our jewel-toned lake and brings a breath of fresh air into our indoor spaces. Pair this hue with splashy turquoises, oranges, and yellows.
Soften up new home builds by incorporating sheepskin, cork, succulents and cacti, and lush fabrics. If you’re in a heritage home, play up the vintage factor by highlighting exposed brick, cement, and wood. Put it all together for a home design that feels good to touch!
Instead of the typical chrome finishes in appliances and furniture of seasons past, we're beginning to see a new trend take over; warm and shiny finishes like rose gold, brushed chrome, and brushed black metal. Alternately, those with bolder styles are experimenting with matte finishes - like flat black – providing an edgier statement.
Bright Kitchen Islands
If you’re subscribed to Houzz (or our Facebook page!) you might notice that we’re seeing a lot of brightly coloured kitchen islands in today’s home design. A popular hue we’re seeing, is a rusted turquoise - a great complement to the wood on white kitchen trend! In our opinion though, any kitchen island is a great asset to a kitchen, wouldn’t you agree?
Wood and White Kitchens
It used to be that kitchens were all wood, and that moved on to all white, or all black. Today’s designers are merging yesterday’s style with today’s inspo by adding warmth to our homes with natural accents (think wood and raw whites), rounded edges, and more greenery. In the kitchen, we’re seeing white cabinets, and wooden butcher-style countertops – perfect for your practicing junior chef!
Did we skip any of YOUR favourite home trends for 2017?
Comment below! Better yet – tag us in a photo of your interior design project!