There’s something so tempting about the first few months of the year to initiate a change, whether it’s a haircut, fitness journey, or redesigning your entire home. We spoke to three designers about what trends they’re looking forward to this year — and which ones they’re happy to be leaving behind.
“I’m happy to see gray left behind. It has been a dominant color for 12 to 15 years, so now even the neutral colors are getting warmer. We’re trading gray for taupe and seeing an emergence of warmer whites that consumers are gravitating toward.”
—Debra Kling, Debra Kling Colour Consultant
“The trends I’m looking forward to are more sustainable solutions in interiors. This might mean materials that are responsibly sourced or even a return to the use of antiques, which were somewhat sidelined during the midcentury craze. I also think that people have become comfortable spending more time at home, so multifunction and home-office spaces will still be important this year.”
—Linda Feaster, House Whole
“The Ervi Design Team is looking forward to seeing a greater integration of bold and bright wall coverings, paint selections, and tiles. Personalization of one’s space is on the rise, and we love that clients are taking greater risks with color and pattern. Also, don’t be afraid to play with paint finishes. This can really help to define and elevate your space without venturing too far out of your comfort zone. And don’t be afraid to add that much-needed pop of color or texture!”
—Leah Ervi, Ervi Design