Bold patterns and bright colors are taking over home decor in 2013.
Studio 5 Design Contributor Lauren Oviatt breaks down five trends from the Home Furnishings Market in Las Vegas.
Twice a year, designers and retailers attend the “Home Furnishings Market” in Las Vegas to get a look at the new products and trend forecasts for the upcoming year in design. Here are the top five trends for 2013:
Push for Pattern
Move over, chevron! Prints were popping up all over the market on everything from rugs to pillows and even motifs on cabinets and wallcovering. Broaden your horizons using tribal prints, Moroccan prints and even blown up Mediterranean looks. Nothing makes a bigger statement than these over-scaled patterns.
Neutrals Trending Black
Calm, neutral spaces are still very much on-trend, but instead of the driftwood and painted white tables and accents, the trend is to use black accents and touches to add a rich, dramatic edge to these monochromatic spaces. GREAT for the Utah dweller who has tons of black pieces from the last decade or Tuscan design era. I love this blend because it adds richness and keeps rooms from feeling too beachy or washed out.
Pantone Color Blast
I have never seen more of a push to the Pantone colors of the year than this season at market. So many big vendors were using paint chips and exact Pantone colors in their displays. Interesting how Pantone is setting trends… their color forecast for 2013 matched exactly with vendor’s accessories and textile choices. They are a force to be reckoned with. Hot colors? Emerald, Grayed Jade, Monaco Blue, and more.
We saw a lot more than mirrors on the wall at market. The mirrored furniture trend is expanding widely and continue to be a smart design choice for many reasons. Think of coffee tables paneled out with mirror, decorative boxes and accessories with antique mirror and wall mirrors in shapes, styles and sizes like never before.
I did a segment on black and brass a few months ago, and it is coming on very strong! All shades of gold from brass to gilded yellow gold and even to rose gold are very hot in home accessories. A lot of the pieces have a dressed-up “Hollywood glamor” feel about them – and look best when paired with modern or transitional spaces, where they are most unexpected. That hip combination is what keeps it from feeling like your grandmother’s brass.
Lauren Oviatt is a designer with Oviatt Design, 826 West Shepard Lane, Farmington.