Designer's Guide? Do tell! We're talking all things trends in this month's Designers Guide. Every year, every season, and it may even seem like it's every week, a new trend unveils itself. Either everyone is on the trend wagon, or they find it trendier to not follow the trends. Sometimes trends clash or even contradict one another within one season, but hey, one man's trend is another man's trash and could simply depend which man you are talking to. Today, I'm simply sharing two of the trends that I fell in love with this year.
One of them is the idea of simplicity and sustainability. The awareness of where materials are coming from, what are they made up of and just how earthy can we get without living outdoors. There is a desire to feel more grounded and "down to earth" in our homes. How are designers incorporating natural elements in their designs?
- Handmade items created with materials like clay or jute.
- Woven furniture, and even lighting
- Neutral with serious texture
- Lighter woods to reveal wood grain which provides a more organic feel
And the other trend I went head over heels for: PPG's Color of the Year - Night Watch. Oh my, my! If color were a spirit animal, this would be mine!!! Just incase you aren't familiar with the company PPG, they manufacture paint for pretty much everyone - construction, homes, industrial and auto. With a couple of their consumers being Dulux and Glidden...they kind of know a thing or two about paint. They certainly have my attention!
Dee Shlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, explained the choice: “The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever. Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color.”
Have you fallen in love with a trend this season? Do share!