With COVID-19 significantly affecting the amount of time we spent at home in 2020 and 2021, it only makes sense that it would have affected our home design choices. With our homes becoming both our relaxing space and our day-to-day office space, bright details began to annoy many, and a quest for naturalness in the home became prevalent. So what do interior designers predict will be the top trends in a time where the world is beginning to go back to normal? Let’s take a look at some of the top trends in home design for 2021 and 2022.
It is predicted that we will all continue to enjoy the calming effects of neutral shades as we continue to recover from the past year. However, we will now be reaching for the subdued yet nurturing, warm tone of beige, as opposed to black, white, or grey.
Interior Decor Trends tells us more about what is to come for interior neutrals for 2022:
“From home today everyone expects calm and relaxation, multiplied by comfort. Therefore, many people liked the neutral palette of natural shades. This, first of all, includes the basic colors: these are achromats in the form of black, white, and shades of gray, as well as muted tones. The latter can supplement and diversify the base. Beige is the most relevant color as a base, both in cold and warm shades. Paint brand Dulux has named Brave Ground the Color of the Year 2022.”
Although stainless steel never really goes out of style, we’re ready for a change. While black and white appliances used to be all the rage, they seem to be back again, as we opt for a cleaner, fresher feel in our homes.
The Gates Company explains why black and white appliances are making a comeback:
“Appliances are headed back to black and white, or integrated. It’s all about creating a seamless look or showing off that high-dollar range in a rad color. Listen, people will always buy stainless because it’s a commercial staple. But as we spend more time at home, white, black, and integrated appliances are easier to keep clean and feel fresher.”
While barn doors were previously the statement door to have, they had to end sometime. 2022 sees a change for the previously classic statement barn door and is heading towards French doors or pocket doors.
Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas of Interiors by Design tells us what we can expect to see for statement doors in the near future on Insider.com
“Barn doors exploded onto the interior design scene in the early 2010s, but they may not retain their popularity as we head further into the 2020s. "The trend for barn doors, often painted in drab brown, will be replaced by pocket doors or classic French doors," Rojas told Insider. Pocket doors slide directly into the adjacent wall, and French doors normally open outward and feature large panes of glass.”
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