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    Predicted Design Trends for 2020

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    In the magazine, ‘Popular Mechanics‘  1957 article, they predicted that every road and street in US will be “replaced by a network of pneumatic tubes,” and your car would only need enough power to get from your home to the nearest tube. Well, we haven’t got there yet…but self-driving cars are something that is in the forefront of our consciousness. Ok, but I digress…interior design trends for 2020. Here we go!

    Ok, let’s start with chosen colors for the year.

    Pantone’s choice: “Classic Blue”

    “A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” – courtesy of Pantone

    Sherwin-Williams went a little darker for their pick: “Naval”

    “Giving a nod to Art Deco influences, Naval fuses the striking and bold opulence of Art Deco with the awe‑inspiring power of nature – from the infinite night sky to the mysterious depths of the sea – bringing navy out of its comfort zone to usher in an empowering new year and fresh decade of change. This deep shade evokes a prominent sense of confidence that fuses timeless color with a fresh mix of natural materials and textures that bring navy blue into a new era.” – courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

    Benjamin Moore went for a softer hue with their selection: “First Light”

    “First Light” is warm, rosy pink.Benjamin Moore’s first time choosing a pink hue for Color of the Year, and symbolizes an upbeat and hopeful start to the next ten years. A fresh palette. A revitalized spirit. A soft, rosy hue blooming with potential, is the backdrop for a bright new decade.” – Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

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    Let’s get GREEN with Biophilia.

    The term “biophilia,” an affinity for the living world, was coined back in the ’80’s by American biologist and author E.O. Wilson. “We have an instinctive drive to connect with nature”, he said, “and the more we connect, the happier we are.” That’s why a walk in the woods can feel SO friggin good, or hiking up Mount Mansfield will change your life. A daily hike not an option? Bring nature indoors, with plants and a hot trend now, moss walls. SO cool. So tactile.

    LOOK! Velvet Sofa and moss wall….SO TRENDY! Oh yeah, velvet is SO in for 2020. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Don’t you just wanna touch this moss wall? I know, wouldn’t be able to resist. Click here for step-by-step instructions to make your own.

    Surround yourself with plants, woven textures, natural wood, metals and stone.

    Natural Woven Wood Shades are a great way to bring natural textures and neutrals into your home decor.


    OH MY! Vivacious Vibrant Velvets are on trend. So yummy. JUST imagine for a moment, stunning floor-to-ceiling, in Pantone’s Classic Blue velvet drapery adorning your home. Phew! I just might faint. So gorgeous! And if I do faint, I’m gonna collapse on this GORGEOUS sectional, in Ben Moore’s Color of Year. SWOON

    Black and White.

    It’s BACK! (And this trend I thoroughly enjoy, on a deeply personal level.) There are endless ways to explore this yin/yang trend into your home. Black chairs and sofas, white throw pillows, black ceilings, black and white marble. So many delicious  textiles and pattern variations that marry these two colors. In 2020, our designers are already looking forward to the endless possibilities of bringing this bold, yet classic trend to your home.

    Geometric Patterns.

    This is not new. This design element has been on the upward trend for the past couple years now. It’s easy to fall in love with it, and use it everywhere, but resist the urge. Pick an area of your home where you want the geometric pattern to make a bold statement. How about geometric bathroom floor tiles, or a thin-lined geometric wallpaper? It’s all about moderation.


    What exactly is maximalism? While minimalism focuses ‘less is more’, maximalism is about embracing the idea ‘more is MORE’.  Like Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” Interior designers across the globe are  drooling with this trend. Ok ok, before you get too carried away, you’ll have to use some restraint. It can EASILY get out of control. Pick a room to go all excessive and BOLD with saturated colors and carefully curated collections of art. Keep in mind, maximalism encourages utilizing your space in the boldest way possible.

    Brace yourselves….Neutrals.

    If that is just ‘too much’ for you, create a serene, calming oasis for your living room or master bedroom, go neutral, and you’ll still be on trend. If you think, “Neutrals are SO boring…ugh….” I’m gonna tell ya something, you’re wrong. Neutral are whites with cool or warm undertones, mixing with shades of beige and grey. Don’t underestimate the power of neutrals. They make an excellent choice for your walls, allowing your artwork to POP! They’re also great options for furniture (furniture covers for families with kiddos/pets recommended) including sofas and bedding.

    Ok, if that trend is just tooooo subtle for you, how about this trend: Floral Wallpaper and Fabrics.

    What’s that saying, “Everything old is new again” ? A throwback with a contemporary twist. We are not talking those small blue or pink floral patterns that all of our Nana’s had everywhere. Sorry, Nana. This 2020 trend is NOT your nana’s florals. GIGANTIC, gorgeous abstract blooms, that are oh so bold. Wallpapers for powder rooms, and accent walls.

    Just LOOK at these modern florals for drapery/Roman Shades. Stunning!

    Inspired? NEED to see more? Check out our dedicated Pinterest board for all the trends and more.

    Feel overwhelmed with all of this?  Don’t you fret. This new year, make a FRESH, on trend start.

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