Welcome to 2017! It’s an opportunity for a fresh start and a great excuse to revitalize those Modernist interiors! Here are several new interior design trends for 2017:
2017 Color of the Year
Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 is Greenery. We are lucky that green is all around us in the Pacific Northwest, so it is only natural to bring the color indoors as a way to give new life to our interior spaces as well. Green is symbolic of new beginnings and is the perfect color to usher in a new year. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute states, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
The Year of the Olive Tree
2017 will make way for a new indoor tree, the olive. The olive tree has gained enormous popularity over recent years lending to its high dry air and soil tolerance and extreme adaptability to any home environment, making it a stunning indoor plant. Indoors, its height will max out at around 6 feet tall and pruning will keep it in a compact and beautiful shape. The silver green leaves lend a Meditteranean and airy feel to your home, suitable to Scandinavian and modern decor.
Defined Living Spaces
Modern homes will say goodbye to open layouts and will return to having smaller, designated rooms as homeowners seek defined, purposeful areas within their homes. Problems with acoustics and smells from cooking in open layouts along with a desire for more intimate and personal spaces have prompted a return to building homes with incorporated cooking, dining, working, and living areas.
Black Steel and Burnished Metals
Flashy brass, rose gold, and copper will be replaced by more industrial finishes in 2017. Expect to see black steel finishes and industrial metals take the lead in design this year.
Raw, Earthy Textures
Polished stone such as marble, will make way for earthy textures such as wood, concrete, clay, and wicker.