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Trend Forecast: 2017 Design & Color

Here a quick interior design trend forecast with some of the top trends and colors for 2017, inspiring the direction of design for the year to come. This year, we’ll see designers and trends that will encompass the expansion of the outdoor living realm to the fusion of tech and design accumulating into an awe-inspiring and ultimately exciting year for design…

Innovative Lighting

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Experts are shining a spotlight on lighting as the true showstopper for commercial and residential spaces. It’s not just fresh interpretations of shapes, but also the incorporation of interesting technology from LED and beyond that make this trend new and innovative.

Feminine Redone

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Strong and beautiful, the new feminine aesthetic goes beyond pretty. This trend sees a juxtaposition of bold architectural details and lines, mixed with soft colors and feminine shapes.

Urban Retreat

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In an age where homes are smaller and lives are busier, the city retreat becomes more important than ever. As an extension of the living area, creating an outdoor urban oasis will be the perfect addition to any home or condominium. In 2017 expect to see mixed materials work their way into outdoor spaces.

Material Matters

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Mixed materials continue their domination in 2017. Floors, ceilings, and surface areas will be adorned with interesting materials, tiles, and patterns to create an eye-catching statement. Designers will play with strategically placed tiles mixing into other patterns to create an unconventional focal point.

Rugs as art


Area rugs will be the go-to trend for homeowners looking to make a rapid impact. A mix of size, colour, style and texture creates endless possibilities to complement an existing room or make a complete transformation. From floors to walls, rugs become art with rooms being built around them as opposed to on top of them.

Tech & Design

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From Smartphone to Smarthome, this is modern like you’ve never seen it before. This year, home décor will take a futuristic trip to introduce avant-garde lighting and appliances for the savvy homeowner who refuses to sacrifice style for convenience.

Maker Movement

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This year’s Maker class embodies the essence of North American craftsmanship: quality and style while using local raw materials to design unique pieces. The Maker movement speaks to consumer trends towards personalization, one-offs and supporting local and independent design.

Classics Revisited

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Old will meet new in 2017, as we witness traditional furniture structures reimagined with a modern edge. New materials, colors, and textures will revamp even the most dated of styles for a playful and referential approach to design.

Emerging Designers

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The Interior Design Show has been an incubator of emerging design talent since the get-go. New professionals within the industry will continue to be leaders with the experimentation of materials and forms to display fresh perspectives in design.

Kitchens and Baths

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Stylish kitchens and bathrooms will never go out of style. Year after year these rooms act as a perfect “splurge” for homeowners looking to renovate. With the introduction of wood panelling and technology, a fusion of classic design with modern sensibilities will be popular this year.

Color Trends

Creative, social types will be drawn to the Confident palette, defined by dusky blues, spicy reds, and lime greens, designed to captivate your attention. Then there’s the Composed palette. Its earthy greens and taupes will be a go-to for traditionalists looking to create a contemporary space. And it’s all about pale pastels in the Comfortable range, characterized by light pinks, blues, and yellows that make the smallest of spaces pop. Its muted shades are ideal for introverts who want to make their first foray into accent colors.


Home Decor Color Trends

This Hamptons home proves that feeling blue doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Intended to recall the colors of the ocean, the beachy shade used here highlights the home’s high ceilings.
Similar to shown: Endless Sea by Sherwin-Williams


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Orange accents pack a punch in a saturated green space. It’s the perfect color combo for when you want to up the drama.


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Yes, painting your floor lemon yellow is a risk – but don’t you feel happier just looking at this room?
Similar to shown: Fiesta Yellow by Benjamin Moore


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The best way to kick traditional style up a notch? Paint your space a rich color like this dark gray. In this case, the texture of the wall softens the solemn shade.


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When paired with black and white accessories, robust teal and polished aqua enliven a minimalist office.
Similar to shown: Bora Bora Shore by Sherwin-Williams


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Darker, warmer and more daring. This year we have seen a lot of brave and surprising use of color – in the fashion and design world. And color party continues!


Home Decor Color Trends

Taupe and earthy green create a calming vibe in an East Hampton summer home.
Similar to shown: Strong Neutral Tone by Farrow & Ball and Feathery Blue by Farrow & Ball


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Looking to take your first big risk with color? Traditionally summery shades – like this aqua – feels sophisticated when grounded with dark wood floors and brass accents.
Similar to shown: Gentle Aquamarine by Sherwin-Williams


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Looks like Rose Quartz isn’t going anywhere. The ultra feminine shade accentuates a space’s natural light.


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Bright accent pieces – like the soft yellow console – energize this room’s muted gray walls.

Trendland // Elle Decor // Interior Design Show