Interior Design Trend Predictions for 2016
While I don’t necessarily like to follow trends, I favor timeless and unique pieces and style, I’m going to go ahead an make some style predictions for 2016.
Retro geometric prints are going to be in for 2016. We’ll see this in tile choice, rugs and textiles and even in the shape of furniture. I do love how these patterns immediately add all sorts of level of interest to a room. Through pattern and colour and shape, there’s dimension in one fell swoop.
Pinks from fuchsia to blush, even pink infused metallics like rose gold and coppers are going to be celebrated and celebrated properly. Sadly, I find pink is such a misunderstood color. Relegated as girly, and not girly-nice, but girly as in too childish and too feminine. Depending on the shade and styling, pink can be powerful or soft, sophisticated or playful, and yes, certainly romantic. I hope to see bold uses of pink in 2016, like a daring fuchsia Juju Feather headdress or in an over-sized piece of furniture.
It’s long past time to even have a choice about paying attention to how our furniture, accessories and art are made. Sustainable and organic materials are going to dominate in 2016, as they should. It’s going to be about upcycing, reclaiming, salvaging and a return to traditional techniques, not only for the betterment of the planet, but also because this imbues pieces with a sense of authenticity. As the digital age creeps into more and more of daily life, the need to surround ourselves with things from nature and made by hand will become ever more important.
Honorable Mention: Marble
I also think we’re going to see a return of certain luxury stones like marble. We’ll see it as a top for coffee tables, as blacksplash and wall tile. I think we will likely see more interesting veining too. Love, love, love the pink in this kitchen backsplash!
What do you think? Do any of these trends speak to you? Do you see things differently?