It's a new year and a new start. 2014 brings a lot of innovative ideas and aesthetics for your home/space. Darker, richer colors dominate the color palettes this year, while blues of all types and shades can be seen everywhere from walls to textiles. Let's take a look at some of the exciting trends for the year ahead.
1. JEWEL TONED KITCHENS
This year designers are going for a dramatic impact in the kitchen, which has long been the heart of the home. Cabinets are getting the bejeweled treatment in rich tones like emerald (pictured below) and sapphire. Countertops and backsplashes are being outfitted in metallics and semi-precious stone surfaces, such as the gorgeous agate composite found at Caesarstone. Fixtures in brass and copper accents add glamour and decadence.
2. BLACK IS THE NEW GRAY
Keeping with the dramatic theme for 2014, shades of black are slowly replacing gray for higher contrast. Gray will continue to be popular this year, but black walls will become more prevalent for the more daring. Pairing black paint with white fixtures in a bathroom or kitchen can look down right avant garde.
|lacquered black kitchen|
|black accent wall contrasts againt mantel|
3. HONEY TONED WOOD
To ground the drama of the bejeweled paint colors this year, lighter wood tones are back in a big way. Walnut, oak and other lighter, but warm wood tones will be heavily utilized this year.
4. WARM TEXTURES + NATURAL FIBERS
This year upholstery and other home textiles will continue to be dominated by warm and natural fabrics and textures. Chairs and sofas will be outfitted in corduroy and hair on hide textures. Drapery will be found in linen and other naturally sheer fabrics. Wood tones and even wood paneling (which is back in, of course in an updated way), will ground and give richness to the dark, dramatic color schemes.
5. COLOR IS BACK!
2014 will see the return of high impact colors. These rich deco colors will replace the neutral grey/"greige" looks of the past year. Pantone's color of the year is Radiant Orchid, a vibrant purple tone. But don't be fooled..from turquoise, to cobalt, to sky, shades of blue will reign supreme!