2017 Home Trends

A pile of leaves displaying subtle colours with a matching colour palette displaying the main colours found in the image

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SOFT COLOR PALETTES

People crave peace and comfort in their homes – which means less jarring colour palettes and more soft, pastel tones, and neutral colours. We are not the ones to think the Pantone Colour of the year is correct (acid green!?)

A kitchen displaying blue cabinets, hanging black lamps and dark counter tops

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TRADITIONAL CABINETRY IN COLORS

Beyond the now abundant white and grey, we will be seeing a lot of taupe, blue and green cabinets in kitchens, pantries and laundry rooms done in traditional style.  We’re going to see less open shelving and more closed cabinetry– keeping clutter out of sight and lines clean and simple.

A fancy silver tap fixture used for a kitchen sink

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RETURN OF SILVER

While brass will still be widely used, we’ll be seeing a resurgence of polished nickel hardware and plumbing fixtures again.  When compared to slightly dated satin nickel and cold industrial chrome, polished nickel has a slightly warmer cast and more depth to it. It looks super clean and classic.

A marble kitchen and brass tap fixture

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UNIQUE MARBLE & STONE

Various Insta-famous interior designers picked some totally unique quartzite for their kitchens, kicking off a trend for people who use more unique stone finishes in kitchens and bathrooms. We predict we will be seeing more brown based stones as well as those with green and blue casts to them.

An internal photo of an entrance to a house which uses raw stone tiles. A dog lies sleeping to the left in the foreground.

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CHECKERED STONE OR PAINTED FLOORS

Classic looking flooring like checkerboard marble and stone floors in kitchens will be a hot trend (like last years cement tile trend). Also graphic, painted floors will make a big comeback.

A kitchen displaying checkered stone and black pendant lights

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BLACK PENDANTS

A graphic punch is needed now and then, perhaps in the form of black pendants in a kitchen or over a table?

Pink draperies providing a background to an antique chair in a lounge room setting

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TRADITIONAL FORMAL CURTAINS / DRAPERIES

Tailored, detailed and custom made- nothing finishes off a space like draperies. We’ll be seeing more and more luxurious and old school formal style drapes this year keeping in the theme of cosy spaces.

A lounge room containing a number of antiques

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TRADITIONAL DESIGN WILL REIGN

Lots of antiques, details, flourish, floral chintz, skirted tables, slipcovered seating and classic pieces but used in unique combinations with modern flair.

The bottom of a staircase with light wooden floors

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BRICK & PALE FLOORS

Limed oak and other pale wide plank wood flooring became hot in 2016, and it will only continue.  Also look for more use of brick indoors in entries and other spaces needing durable materials.

 

Source: Elements of Style

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