From Realty Times
We know what you're thinking: New year, new style. But if you're getting ready to make some updates to your home or incorporate some stylish new pieces, how do you know which way to go? Trend forecasters have been hitting the interior design, furniture, and furnishings shows, and we've got our edit of the hot, upcoming looks right here.
Could gray be on its way out? The go-to color for walls and more walls and also kitchens and flooring and furnishings and everything else for several years running may have hit its peak. Paint companies like Sherwin-Williams have a few gray hues in their 2017 Color Forecast, mixed among bold jewel tones, global shades, and confident pastels. Industry insiders are embracing the rich colors, especially when juxtaposed against white.
"Color, color, color. Those boring grays are on their way out," said Gates Interior Design. Instead, they're seeing "fresh whites with pops of color...along with rich colors for walls." Their top five colors are: Navy, pink, coral, teal, and emerald green.
Now that we've cycled through most of the other metal options in the past few years, it's rose gold's turn. "One of the biggest fashion trends over the past year or so has been rose gold," said PURSUITIST. "The pinky hue has become popular not just in jewelry and watches but also in clothing, shoes, and beauty products. It's even been spotted on phones and sunglasses."
And what happens in fashion often comes to interiors, which we're seeing in everything from fixtures to lighting to textiles. "No offense to silver, yellow gold, and brass, but there's just something special about rose gold—a warmth and uniqueness you don't get with other metallic," said Glamour. "Bring instant luster to a boring kitchen with industrial bar chairs in a high-gloss finish."
Texture is a great way to add layered interest to a space, and you can expect this trend to take your look next-level. "It's official: Furniture with fur accents will be huge in 2017. We've noticed sheepskin and Mongolian fur chairs in the latest fall collections, said MY DOMAINE. "Faux-fur chairs saw the most dramatic increase in searches this year, with a 487% uplift. Our word of warning? Tread carefully when trying this trend at home. Invest in one statement piece to take center stage in your apartment, and look for quality materials."
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