2017 | What's In. What's Out.

In a couple of recent articles we've discussed what we think 2017 is going to look like as far as paint color trends and kitchen trends.  Today we're expanding our 2017 trends and covering a more broad spectrum.  We stumbled upon an article from mydomaine outlining what's hot and what's not for 2017 according to Mary McDonald.  We have to stay.  She's on point.  The decor she says will be a "not" for 2017 is what we're over-seeing right now.  It's stuff that has hit the retail market so anyone can get it and everyone has it...and it's about dead.  Whereas, all of the things she predicts will be hot for 2017 are, in fact, hot.  So today's post is basically a re-cap of her predictions be....well...she's right!

Style-wise...she says, Hollywood Regency is NOT hot for 2017.  If you forgot what the Hollywood Regency style looked like, picture this: bright colors, lacquered furniture, bold contrast, and glam.  It's fun, but probably not something you want to look at for a long time.  

Instead of this style, McDonald says the European style is in.  It goes back to the traditional roots a little but feels more mature.

Finish-wise, we're slowing down on the gold & brass craze.  This finish is still good in moderation but don't over-do it.

Instead, organic elements with natural flaws and more of an earthy feel are hot, hot, hot!  It used to be that anything raw or exposed wood meant it was rustic but now the organic elements seem to pepper everything.

Pattern-wise, that oh-so-popular Chevron is waaaaaay OUT.  We're so over Chevron, we can't even stand it.  It was fun while it lasted but now we're making way for a much more feminine, unexpected pattern---the big, bold, floral.  We were pretty shocked too when florals started to re-emerge but I guess we couldn't be too surprised.  Everything comes back around, right?  And they're really done right this time.  Big, painterly, water-color looking flowers will make any room pop!

Accent-wise, McDonald says that those dang Edison bulbs are going bye bye.  Don't get us wrong, they're still great for coffee shops and the occasional game room or bar area, but for anything else, skip it!

Instead of going old-worldly, jump ahead and get some of that super-smart technology that does all of the thinking for you.  Lighting that adjusts itself based on the time of day and your pre-sets.  Window treatments that do the same.  Technology has come a long way!  Let's take advantage.

Overall, we think 2017 is looking preeetty good.  These changes are welcome and will make everything look better!

Paint | Projected Changes for 2017

As we all know, paint makes a huge impact on a space.  And recently the popular wall color has been white.  Clean and bright and open, it's the minimalist color of 2016.  However, after white, there are other colors that were pretty popular--varying shades of green, blue, purple, red (there's a popular version every year).  But in a recent article by mydomaine, we could be seeing less and less of these paint colors in 2017.  The good news is, there are replacements!  The bad news is, you may want to repaint after this article.

We kicked off 2016 with Pantones big colors which were Rose Quartz and Serenity.  It's funny because, when these colors were announced, we were like, what?!  Pastels?!  No.  That's can't be right.  But we admit, we've had a change of heart.  The nice thing about pastels in 2016 is that they're paired with bold geometric patterns or large scale florals and all of the sudden it feels current and updated rather than jumping back into the 90s.

That being said, some of the colors that are going out, are the same ones that just came in.  However, it doesn't mean pastels and soft hues are gone for good.  The new colors replacing them are just as subtle.

The information shared by mydomaine was based on research from companies like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and Behr--companies that spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on man power to research paint color trends from across the country.  Needless to say, this information is pretty reliable so feel special that you're ahead of the game for 2017 paint color trends!

The first color we're saying goodbye to is Lilac.  This was one we'd grown to love in 2016 so we are sad to see it go.  It's replacement is a little cooler and more mature which is nice--ice blue.  Some good versions to keep in your back pocket are Ben Moore's Iceberg and Sherwin-Williams's Icelandic.  It still has the minimal feel of white with just a little more color which might make you fearers of white a little more comfortable. :)

This next color isn't so much pastel...instead it's more 70's but we can dig it.  Again, we're saying goodbye to one of our favorite gender neutral colors in 2017--Mint.  Mint was the hot color for many nurseries in 2015-2016.  I used it for my son's nursery and we even used in a nursery that was featured in a local magazine.  So people definitely love it.  It's upcoming replacement is the much-darker, olive green.  Colors like Ben Moore's Guacamole and Sherwin-Williams's Saguaro are what researchers say will be hot.

While we never really think Navy will go out of style, we understand that it can be bumped down on the popularity list.  Even though white was big in 2016, black and darker hues like navy were also more acceptable than they have been in past years.  It seemed that people were afraid of going extreme in the color selection on their walls.  In 2017, we'll see less of these straight black and blue colors and more muted versions like charcoal.  According to mydomaine, colors like Ben Moore's Night Shade and Sherwin-Williams's Sealskin and good choices for a darker gray.

Finally, it looks like the 2016 color of year will be sticking around in 2017 in a slightly darker version.  Rose Quartz is being replaced with more dusty, grey pinks like SW's Roycroft Rose and BM's Everything's Rosy (which looks delightful!).

So that's it!  You just got your weekly dose of trends for 2017!  Can you believe 2016 is almost over?!  It's been a fast and furious year and there's no doubt 2017 will be big as well.