While interior fashion is not a slave to the changing seasons the way apparel fashion is, trends still emerge in this industry. In this article, we'll explore the latest color trends, style trends, and the classics that stand the test of time.
Color Trends for 2016:
White is the hottest color this year. Benjamin Moore was the first I saw to announce this grand arrival of white. They have a lovely page on their website celebrating the nuances of white. When I first entered this industry 16 years ago, it was my mission to eradicate white walls - which I did for many years. But I am very excited for white to make a comeback. It is a perfect compliment to all the gray that's come out in the past few years. Actually - and I know you know this - white goes with almost anything!
Check out these gorgeous white rooms:
It's not just in the hardware, though...check out these gorgeous gold window treatment fabrics.
Adding some sort of contrasting accent is very popular right now. Even trim is trying to make a comeback - I'm guessing we'll hear more about this in 2017 if the economy holds up.
Another new trend in window treatment styles is keeping it simple, using only 'hard treatments' (blinds, shades, etc) in a space. In all kinds of interiors, we'll be seeing more and more of this - with really interesting fabrics. The natural fabrics are popular in a wide variety of textures and colors. And finally, solar screens remain popular in contemporary spaces, but I think we'll be seeing them in places that are less expected.