4 Interior Design Trends Going Out Of Style in 2017
Do you know the biggest home design trends you should get rid of in 2017? Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, brass fixtures, and pastel pink are all out. Here’s what’s in and trendy for 2017.
1. Granite countertops are out. Marble is in.
The heavy, cold look of granite is officially a thing of the past. According to real estate website trulia.com, marble is the new stone of choice, especially in sophisticated and subtle black and white.
Natural looking marble paired with metal and wood, once the exclusive province of restaurants and trendy cafes, is now coming to the home kitchen. It warms up the kitchen, making it feel lighter and yet more classical.
Also be on the lookout for textiles popping up in marble designs. Wall coverings, upholstery and carpets all benefit from the sophisticated look of marble.
2. Stainless steel appliances are out. Matte is in.
Here’s a bit of welcome news for anyone who has endlessly labored to clean fingerprints off of the fridge: stainless steel appliances are on the way out.
But don’t look for a return to ordinary glossy white appliances. Matte finishes are the new alternative to the traditional gloss. Dark hues make a dramatic statement in any space, giving an elegant new look to the kitchen space.
This unexpected finish is not only less distracting than stainless steel, it also adds a layer of depth and serves as a dramatic counterpoint to traditional lustrous finishes.
3. Pink is out. Bold colors are in.
2016 was ruled by rose quartz and serenity (in other words, pink and light blue). Sleepy neutral shades were everywhere. But that’s all changing in 2017.
Greenery is the official color of the year for 2017, according to Pantone, a world-renowned authority on color. Fresh green notes evoke new growth, lush outdoor vistas and a flourishing sense of renewal.
If green isn’t your color, look for saturated jewel tones, such as sapphire blue and amethyst purple. These bold colors make a dramatic statement, and provide the perfect accent anywhere in your home. For example, you can easily dress up neutral furniture with a bold colored pillow.
4. Shiny brass is out. Subtle metallics are in.
Hot in the 1970s and again in just the past few years, the shiny appeal of polished brass has already lost its luster.
This year, look for more subtle metallics, especially in muted finishes. Antique brass and pewter are both gaining in popularity now. But as with appliances, the key is to look for a matte finish.
If you’re in love with your gleaming brass fixtures, you don’t have to be in a rush to get rid of them completely. Experiment with mixing different metal finishes in the same room for a unique, more interesting look.
2017 is the year of you
Overall, the trends of 2017 are moving away from hard-edged design decisions and more toward customized combinations. Gone are the days of harsh industrial surfaces and strict style rules. It’s time to mix up your colors, shapes, and time periods. Change up the details and your home will reflect your personality and your personal style in 2017.