We all need a little ROMANCE! The new 2020 color of the year is here.

We all need a little romance in our lives, and the new 2020 color of the year keeps us blushing!

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Sherwin Williams builds a new color palate in their 2020 Simple Blissful collection that features “Romance” – the color of the year. A posh blush pink, Romance captures the balance of optimism and calmness we desire at home. The colorful neutral, with a touch of apricot, creates the perfect backdrop to glam accessories and artwork for maturity and sophistication.

Pair this inspiring color with any colors in the Simply Blissful Color Collection ‐ they’re designed to go together, perfectly.

How to use Romance in your home

Although Romance is technically a neutral shade (albeit more colorful than, say, eggshell white) it’s not the easiest color to work with. Like many pastel shades, this pinky-beige can read very feminine and may seem better suited to a young child’s bedroom.  Romance can be used in a variety of ways.

It’s a great all-over wall color, and an amazing backdrop to your personal artwork and accessories. However, if an all-pink room makes you blush, try using it more sparingly, on the inside of a built-in bookshelf or on a door.

Feeling inspired yet? Let’s take an even closer look at the ways this trendy color can be used in specific rooms in your home.

Freshen up your dining room

Color palette for the dining room
Color palette for the dining room

Pink and green is a classic color combination, but choose the wrong shades, and your place could end up looking like a preppy nightmare. Instead, try blush pink on the walls and a deep jade green on your dining room chairs. The contrast with the dreamy wall color will add a level of sophistication that’ll please you—and anyone who ends up coming over for a dinner party.

Bedroom

Calming shades of blue and beige lend tranquility to a bedroom.
Calming shades of blue and beige lend tranquility to a bedroom.

Because of its calming properties, blue is one of the best colors for a bedroom. Romance complements any number of blue hues, from Finian Blue—a shade that Banbury says is reminiscent of the perfect blue sky—to Blue Endeavor, our new favorite version of navy blue. Try a crisp blue paint color on the walls or a cozy dark blue duvet. Then, bring in shades of blush pink with side tables, pillows, and throw blankets.

Home office/guest bedroom

Home office color palette
Home office color palette

A home office should inspire you to be creative, so why not go for a bold color on the walls? Mint feels appropriately fresh and can be paired with warmer pink tones (see the bedding and desk chair above).

Mint to Be is a beautiful shade of blue that is vibrant but also allows you to unwind and relax.  This creative color combination can be balanced out with natural accessories, like a leather ottoman, a rattan pendant light, a wooden desk, and plenty of indoor plants.

 

For more design information on the new 2020 color trends visit Sherwin Williams.

20 HOME DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2019

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Rose gold, subway tiles and exposed lighting were some of the top home decor trends of 2018. 2019 has brought us new decorating patterns, stylish, timeless pieces to fresh takes on old styles and offers fantastic home design trends. Read on and watch out for the trends our senior designers say will make their way into your home.

ARTISANAL FIXTURES

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Like velvet pieces many designers have noticed a shift and that more decorators are partial to fixture from local artist and small businesses, especially lighting. Artisan fixtures personalize your home, and like natural elements, helps shifts homes focus from the tech world to the natural world.

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NATURAL ELEMENTS

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Stepping away from the tech-obsessed decor we saw dominate the 2018 design trends, 2019 move towards fresh, natural materials such asstone, copper, concrete, and granite. These elements will help bring an organic and serene ambiance to any space while reflecting the world around your home. Get some ideas on how to add natural elements to your urban abode

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VELVET FURNISHINGS

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Believe it or not, velvet was seen as old fashion and stuffy, now viewed as a luxurious yet funky. This multi-dimensional fabric has already started gaining a lot of attention, leading many designers to believe velvet decor will be one of 2019’s most sought-after trends. Get inspired by our designers selection of velvet sofas

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FLORAL PATTERNS

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This decorating trend has been around for awhile, in the upcoming year. However, we will see floral patterns in a new light. Decorators expect to find exaggerated proportions and contrasting colors used for this timeless decor pattern.

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COPPER ACCENTS

copper design trends

Rose gold was one of 2018’s most used decor trend, yet for 2019 we are expecting to see less rose gold and more copper accents, along with a mixture of other metals. With it’s red and orange tones and overall earthy hue, copper is a much-needed breath of fresh air for the new year. Don’t forget to check our guide for including Metallic objects into your home.

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RICHER COLOR PALETTES

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Though muted colors can help you avoid making spaces feel overwhelming, designers believe that 2019 will be a year where bolder colors are preferred. Richer hues throughout your home can make your more muted furnishings and decorative decor pop. Lookout for dramatic reds, statement pinks, bold yellows and organic greens.

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BRASS DECOR

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2019 is setting up to be a year where we wave goodbye to stainless steel and polished nickel, and welcome brass accents back into our homes. Brass is a surprisingly warm and subtle alternative to the expected steel accents.

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BLACK & WHITE DECOR

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A truly timeless design trend, black and white furnishings will want to be on your list of trends to incorporate into your home’s decor this 2019. The visual contrast of black and white will provide a sense of balance and boldness to your home’s space. Need some inspiration? Read our tips to decorate with black and white

MILLENNIAL PINK

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A massive hit in 2018, this trendy hue is getting a lot of attention. We’ve already seen this pink shade make its way into home decor and fashion, but for 2019 get prepared to incorporate this hue in new creative and unique ways, as an easy way to update any space.

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TONAL REDS

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The past few years we have seen designers and homeowners gravitate towards cooler colors such as blues and greens, so we are excited that warmer tones are going to be in for the new year. Tonal reds are a great way to add complimenting contrast while providing the warmth that makes your home more inviting

GEOMETRIC PATTERNS

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Similar to floral patterns and brass decor, incorporating geometric patterns is no new trend. Yet for the new year geometric patterns are expected to become a dramatic presence. Colors will be bolder with oversized patterns. This is a trend that will help make a bold statement in any room. A chic and easy way to incorporate this pattern into your home decor is adding geometric throws.

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CONCRETE ACCENTS

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Some may wonder why concrete has left the construction zone, yet 2019 will be the year it steps into many homes decor. Providing a crisp, clean look that’s easy to compliment Concrete isn’t just for countertops. Geometric concrete tiles will become increasingly popular and pair two of next years hottest design trends into one stylish piece.

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VINTAGE LIGHTING

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A trend that many will be shocked to see making its way back into the new year. The vintage lights we are expecting to see will be less exposed lighting and more of vintage pendants and sconces, in brass and copper finishes. 2019 will be a year where trending designs come together in unison.

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BUCKET SINKS

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Also known as Trough sinks, bucket sink joins the list of vintage design trends that are predicted to make a massive comeback in the next year. Farm-house inspired, these pans are family friendly and will add personality and a touch a nostalgia to any kitchen or bathroom.

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BURNT YELLOW

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Previously this shade of yellow was seen as too overwhelming and dramatic, yet in the coming year, the bolder the better. Yellow is a color that exudes happiness, confidence, and cheer. Whether used in accents or statement pieces, burnt yellow is sure to make your home feel joyous in 2019. If you feel that this is a risky color, read our designers  guide to incorporate yellow accents

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70’S CHIC

70's design trends

With many old design trends coming back in style this 2019, such as velvet and geometric patterns, our designers are expecting to see many nods to the 70s era. 70’s chic decor is all warm palettes, funky textures, and abstract silhouettes. Incorporating this trend into your home will bring out amazing personality into every living room or bedroom design.

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AGATE WALLPAPER

agate wallpaper design trends

Many seem to stay away from wallpaper in general, yet 2018 was a year that saw wallpaper used in more homes. 2019 will be no different, and it is all in print. Agate wallpaper is making a splash for its pops of colors, and its natural ununiformed lines and colors perfectly marry both the bold and natural trends we expect for 2019.

MATTE FINISHES

matte furniture

From beauty products to customized cars, technological advancements have made matte finishes all the more alluring and viable. Compared to the dramatic effect that high-shine finishes conjure, matte finishes lend furnishings a more relaxed, however, futuristic appeal.

Take this sleek console brought to life by a sensational yellow and periwinkle color combo. In a more traditional color combo it would have come off as standard. And if it were finished with a high-gloss effect, it would come off as overly loud. Instead, thanks to its matte patina, it’ll lend any room a quiet sense of dignity and grace while remaining ultra-cool.

For a similar effect, look for matte finished furnishings that boast unexpected hues and silhouettes, or go for classic styling as when a piece is finished with a matte technique, it will remain forever-cool.

CANOPY BEDS

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Though they haven’t been in vogue since the late 80’s, we’ve seen a steady rise in clients requesting updated takes on grand canopy beds. It could be because hotel inspired bedroom suites have been all the rage over the past decade, or it very well could be that people are seeking out the ultimate comforting oasis.

Whatever the case, minimally minded canopy beds are readily available in an endless array of options. And since they usually boast a slim silhouette and elements, they can now fit in almost any room with ease without coming off as overbearing and unnecessary. To make one work in your bedroom, follow suit and source a canopy bed that is quiet and slim to ensure that it won’t take up too much space or ever go out of style.

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WRITTEN BY COURTNEY ESTAY – First published on Decoraid.com

10 Great Design Trends for Fall/Winter 2018

“Navy is the hottest colour this season, old fashioned pinks are back and, hello gold carpet!”

It’s that time of year where the shiny new Design Trends for autumn and winter appear, so we’ve compiled our top 10 for you to peruse before the temperature starts to drop.

Rich tones, colour blocks, a touch of black and big flouncy florals are what’s to come this autumn and winter. Below we show you how to create these exciting design trends in your home this coming season.

1 – Oversized Florals

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This is a really lovely trend – who doesn’t love flower prints and on a large scale? Look out for big blousy designs that have a pre-Raphaelite style and you’ll find them on cushions, bedding and as murals (shown here). Keep the rest of the look simple, so the florals become the star and pick out key colours to accessorise with.

2 – Modern Neutruals

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This is a combination of different elements that creates a beautiful and simple look with the emphasis on natural-looking furniture. As Kate Butler, head of design at Habitat, explains: ‘Here there’s been a focus on stripped timbers, wood grain and a return to simple, natural patinas and materials within furniture.’ Team this with gently patterned crockery, soft grey chairs and a neutral block coloured textured rug to complete this calming trend. One of our favorite design trends perfect for family life!

3 – Gold

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Although we had gold as a trend back in spring/summer, it’s still very much here and you’re going to see even more of it this season! So how about using it in a different form instead of as an accessory? Yes, that’s right – GOLD carpet, and isn’t it fabulous, especially with this Mid-Century modern furniture?

4 – Jet Black

fall 2018 home design trends indigo skye group blogDesign trends, no matter what season, seems to always favor black and white. Fans of monochrome will adore this trend. It’s all about the accessories – and they need to be black. But if you’re not a massive fan of large amounts of black you can make this trend work by using small blocks here and there. Like this beautiful beaded pendant, console and shelving unit. Combine this look with tactile pieces and white to balance it out.

5 – All the Pinks

Dusty, old fashioned pinks are all the rage for autumn which is a perfect antidote to the usual rusty tones we see, and as it’s such an easy-on-the-eye colour it’s simple to apply to our homes. We asked Karen Thomas, head of design at Home at Marks & Spencer to explain this trend: ‘Adding warmth and colour to your home, these tones will work especially well alongside metallic, contemporary greys and the new wave of darker neutrals. If you’re feeling bold, go for statement upholstery in vibrant pink velvet or for a more understated look try painterly florals and layer textures and fabrics to add interest.’

6 – Tactile Kitchens

Kitchens are undergoing a change, no longer are they simply all about one style of units, a worktop and a complementary splashback. This seasons design trends are all about mixing it up – different textures sat next to each other, contrasting in both colour and touch. ‘A sleek quartz work surface with an integrated solid wood chopping board or dark cabinetry against a clean marbled splashback, makes for an eye-catching space, and one that is full of character,’ says Daniela Condo, designer at Life Kitchens.

7 – Bright Shapes

Playful and full of colour, this trend is certainly a happy one. Look out for bold shades in different shapes – stripes, geometrical, spots and blocks and you can’t go wrong. Pop it all together and you’ll have this trend spot on. Lois Vincent, home designer at House of Fraser, says: ‘Its design DNA lies in its mix and match of graphic geos, bold colours and clean lines. Running through it all is a confidence to clash not match. The only rule? Make it modern.’

8 – Scandi Goes Vintage

Think Scandi combined with nostalgic designs from Sainsbury’s packaging archives and this is the eye-catching result, as Andrew Tanner, design manager at Sainsbury’s Home explainsL ‘This new dining range evokes 1950’s nostalgia with a modern Scandinavian edge, and embodies the excitement and post-war boom of the era. Updated with a yellow and deep aqua blue colour palette, this collection is a must-have to bring a vibrant pop of colour to the dining table, designed to be mixed and matched for informal, vintage style.’ Team it with pale blond wood furniture so the design sings out and keep the styling simple.

9 – True Blue

Navy is the BIG colour for these coming seasons, gentle on the eye yet moody enough to be perfect for the winter months – you’re going to see it everywhere. Here, it’s been teamed with gold and this wallpaper is inspired by sashiko, a form of functional embroidery from Japan that uses geometric stitching to mend areas of worn clothes. Keep accessories simple and let this dazzling wallpaper be the focal point of your room.

10 – Artisian Folk

With all of us spending more and more time on social media, there’s a move towards more conscious and folk-inspired handcrafted homewares. Having pieces that feel great will be key; tufted rugs, decorative quilts and rattan lampshades, as shown here, will all be popular. There’s a need for textures that create interest visually whilst retaining a cosy feel to help us through those darker months.

 

 

 

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Article first published by Home Beautiful.