2016 Design Trends + Forecast

January 3, 2016

Im not one to typically follow all the trends when it comes to design. I actually prefer to do the opposite and go with more of a classic and traditional base and maybe play around with the trends with pillows or accessories. It is interesting to see how design styles change over the years, and this one will be no different. Its pretty obvious that design is going lighter and brighter. Last year tone on tone with rustic woods and metals was a pretty big trend. This year I believe we will see a come back of that bold pop of color and some over sized pattern. Design is getting more fun in this way! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good tonal room and playing of textures and hues of soft color. But every now and then its nice to mix things up with a good pattern or color. I still suggest keeping your base neutral, that way if you like to follow the trends its easy to change things up and doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg, unless your into that type of thing of course. Here are some of my predictions of what we will be seeing more of in design in 2016:

  1. Hand-loomed and Hand-crafted product

(with the availability of ‘things’ at our fingertips, we are moving towards choosing elements that are made by beautiful artisans rather than mass-produced by big box stores.)

Arrow and Sage Ceramics || Design Trends 2016 | | Town Lifestyle + Design

Arrow and Sage Ceramics

2. Organic shapes and textures

(live edge, natural products, faux fur)

Amber Interiors || Design Trends 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Amber Interiors || Living Room Coffee Table

3. Tropical motifs (and floral)

Marjorie Skouras Design || Design Trends 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Marjories Skouras Design || Bathroom Wall Paper

4. Ethnic Prints

(More international wares, like turkish and Persian rugs. pottery and ceramics that evoke meaning. hand dyed fabrics)

Nomad Collection by James Dunlop Textiles || Design Trends 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Nomad Collection by James Dunlop Textiles

5. Animals gone wild

A Beautiful Mess || Design Trends 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

A Beautiful Mess || Guest Bedroom

6. Home Greens

Bloglovin' || Design Trends 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Bloglovin’ Interiors

7. Dramatic Color

(black walls or bold color, especially pink)

lonny || Design Trends 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Lonny || Reading Nook

|| P A I N T  + C O L O R S ||

Sherwin Williams is all the rage here in Texas when it comes to paint. If you’re a Californian native like me you may be use to Dunn Edwards or Benjamin Moore. To each its own, they all have a great white. And we’re a MAJOR fan of White Paint. Ben released is 2016 color of the year, and guess what.. its a WHITE, of course! You can’t beat it. Simply White (OC-117). Below are a few ways Simply White was used, and I highly recommend it.

Color of the Year 2016 || Benjamin Moore || Town Lifestyle + Design

Kitchen || Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Kitchen by Donald Lococo Architects.

Living Room || Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Living Room by Studio McGee.

Entry || Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 || Town Lifestyle + Design

Entry by Donald Lococo Architects.

Even though we may see these bright pops of color and pattern, Design will still sway towards quieter, cleaner, simpler tones.

|| W H A T  T O  W A T C H  F O R ||

color. 

dusty pink. blush. metallic. pastels. silver. neutrals. champagne beige.

If you missed my post on Pantone’s Color of the Year, these definitely fall into the color trends listed above.

texture.

leather. bamboo. cork. wood. linen. wall hangings.

Style. 

scandinavin (moving away from the current popular mid-century). California – simple, relaxed style, retro, 70s glam.

I can’t wait to see what happens this year in the design industry! xoxo

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