Updated: Jul 17
If you love design, you love a good trends list! 2020 trends are clean and simple with soft colors, but fortunately the "anything goes" thought process still holds true. If you like adding a few pieces to stay on-trend or you like big changes, here are few things to keep in mind as you shop.
1. Fiber Art
What was one of the most popular pastimes of the 1970's, Macrame, is back. Its modernized name, fiber art, is popping up on walls all across the U.S. Artists saw their work grace gallery walls for the past few years and fiber art made its way into homes in 2019, but we're seeing all sizes and colors warming up walls with a natural touch in 2020.
2. Soft Colors
Soft palletes continue to reign. Benjamin Moore named First Light their color of the year. It takes on a hint of gray, white and soft blush, a mix of 3 of the top colors making an appearance on designer walls. Pale greens and sages are popping off walls this year as well. Sage hit the 20 year cycle and is back as accent walls and accessories. Blues continue to have their day. With blue-grays and soft baby blues blending seamlessly into the grays we still see.
3. Curved lines
Curved furniture, circles, spheres. It might look like the 80's, but pull these shapes into your design plan and you're right on-trend. This image from Johnathan Adler is a master class in blending 60's and 80's retro mod to create a hyper fresh look. We're seeing furniture from nearly every era modernized with curved edges. Chairs, tables, and accessories are embracing the familiar movement.
4. Dark Kitchens
While white kitchens still remain supreme, lurking in the shadows are kitchens embracing deep rich hues. If all white isn't your game, try black walls, cabinetry and furniture to completely transform your kitchen style. Add a little blingy jewelry on the cabinets and hang it from the ceiling and you'll set the trend in your neighborhood. If black is too much, try deep charcoal grays, blues or rich evergreens.
No, it's not new. When you consider how many times it's been in style, we're on round "who knows what" with wallpaper. Regardless, it's still gracing walls everywhere. The styles, colors, textures and designs are seemingly endless. No matter what look you're going for you'll find endless versions for your project. Whether you want to add drama by adding wallpaper to an entire room or one wall in a reading nook, you'll be right on-trend.