2017 is finally here, which means that we are looking forward to a change in all facets of our life. While we love a compelling, high contrast, neutral palette, we’re slowly getting bored with the monochrome schemes that have dominated interior design for the past few years. In the coming months, we will continue to spice up our neutral palettes with bangs and bold color choices. Take a look at the colors we’re sourcing for the coming year.
The trend towards muted variations in lighter colors has had a major impact on us over the past year and will continue to be an inspiration for the design in the months to come. While light colors work best with small pops and accents, a subdued variation can be used with larger swaths. Check out the vintage chrome chairs that we reupholstered with a muted pink fabric for this Upper East Side Luxury Condo redesign.
Gray with a little beige
While khakis and milder beige tones are still a design faux pas, we recently used beige pieces with gray overtones. We placed this gray and beige couch in the living room of this mid-century palace on the Upper East Side. Think of proportions and shapes when choosing a bold color. While the fabric of this couch is a bit old-fashioned, the angular shape and square corners connect it to the rest of this home.
Shades of gray with a touch of color
We love a solid, angular gray couch. However, if a regular gray color feels a bit impersonal, go for a gray fabric with a little color mixed in with it. For this renovation of the New York apartment, we chose a gray couch with a purple hue for an updated version of the classic tufted couch.
For 2017, we’ll be putting an emphasis on more natural and short-lived color choices. We love jewel tones – rubies, sapphires, and emeralds – especially as choices for velvet armchairs and sofas. To add a splash of color to the library of this Greenwich, Connecticut estate, we procured a quadruple ruby velvet chair.
More jewel tones
And if you’re looking for a different example, check out the blue velvet armchairs we made for this light and airy Manhattan apartment.
If you want to change your home design dramatically in 2017, it’s best to paint your walls a new color. While you may not want to paint your entire home in pastel or chalk hues, smaller rooms can greatly benefit from a bold, bright color, especially if the room lacks natural light. At this home office in New Jersey, we painted the walls a light, chalky pastel blue color. Not only did it freshen up the space, it also brightened it up dramatically.
No matter what time of year or year, we will always love bright primary colors. In the bar of this SoHo duplex, we used a daisy colored background for a well-placed accent.