Interior Design Trends for 2013

"Emerald" Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013

“Emerald” Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013

Design Trends for 2013
Design trends come and go yet great design stands the test of time. People want to live a relaxed life and make their home a place of renewal and comfort that embraces their unique personality and lifestyle. If you are wondering what is new for 2013, take a look at some of the new trends which are a twist on the old with a splash of color.
• New traditional styling with softer more comfortable spaces with less clutter and formality in a big way. Timeless architectural accents in a larger scale prove to be big this year with softened bronze and brass accents. Trending colors mirror bold statements of heritage, culture, and ancestry to keep us grounded yet offer some exciting splashes of bold pure color. Accents of anthracite, deep amethyst and brocade gold with soft pearlescent tones of mint, peach, sand and cream will be seen in fashion and home decor. Splashes of gold will be seen as a featured favorite.
• Neutrals will continue to be important in grounding the color palettes and will be featured in many new Green friendly products. References to earthy textures (minerals and oxidation, roots and natural fibers) in warm value neutrals of earth inspired tones of ash, sand, fog and stone. Sophisticated color combinations with warm greys
• Trending textures – Romantics you are in fashion! Lace and cutwork will be all the rage along with the soft and comfy textures of quilted textiles for urban armor. Chunky textures, embroidery and metal work will be featured in fabric and home décor with bronze, gold and copper work with an aged look of whitewashed patina.
• Flooring trends – Wood floors are offered in a wider widths with character and rich stain options. Handscraped woods prove to be a big favorite for their forgiving qualities (they do not show the scratches and wear and tear of every day use as much). Tile and stone floors are offered in larger sizes with offset patterns and smaller grout lines as favorites. Carpet vendors are offering interesting patterns and beautiful colorations at all price points for today’s consumer. (Part 1, see next post)

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