It’s important to know what styles are popular, so your new design project isn’t dated before it even begins. Keep in mind the following design trends as you plan projects for your home or office this year.
Color of the Year—Marsala
Every year Pantone announces the color of the year. For 2015, be on the look out for Marsala, which is described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.” While some view this distinction as arbitrary, the chosen color usually has staying power and is worth a look. Past colors include radiant orchid, emerald and tangerine tango. Marsala is a great color for reupholstering or to add a pop of color to your kitchen.
Black Is Always in Style
Whether you’re looking to complement Marsala or another signature color, black is a stylish choice. When it’s painted on wood or the color choice for fabrics, black furniture hides dirt and wear and offers flexibility for future design changes.
Balance Modern and Traditional
Clean contours are always popular, but this year the trend is to pair modern styling with traditional looks such as stained wood and warm colors. Well defined lines and crisp angles are perfect for kitchen cabinets, tables or chairs. If you’re reupholstering furniture, tight, single color fabric offers a modern look with added comfort.
Textures You Want to Touch
Just as in past years, textures are a popular way to bring complexity and distinction to a room. As more of our lives are spent touching smooth phones and tablets, the uneven feeling of wood stands out. Soft fabrics and textured tiles are two more ways to incorporate texture into a room.
Recycling furniture isn’t just for the cost conscious anymore. Upcycling or bringing new improvements to an old item is a popular way to balance a new look with a sense of history. Whether it’s a family heirloom or an item you found at a garage sale, the right care and refinishing can give it new life.
JC Wood has the experience repairing and refinishing furniture to freshen up any room in your house. Call us today to see how we can help you set next year’s fashion trend.