Trends

Colors of the year, color palettes and color trends are all part of the interior design and retail experience in home furnishings. Get inspired by what's trending and why.

Christiane Lemieux
If this space from The Inside is any indication, the future of design is personal, infused with color, pattern and layers. “You can call the trend whatever you want, but the design should be you,” says Christiane Lemieux.

What Interior Design Trends Can We Expect in 2020?

After more than a decade spent chasing Millennial consumers, it may seem as though the furniture industry has become somewhat mired in Mid-Century Modern design. Yet, while the near-ubiquitous style…

Be Optimistic: Color and Design Trends From Maison & Objet in Paris

We live in a busy world, constantly confronted with so much each day. There are interesting, intriguing and innovative ideas coming at us from every direction and in every product sector. Technology…
Madcap cottage in london and venice
Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage regale us with their travel tales.

Saucy Tales from Around the World with Madcap Cottage: London and Venice

John and I are thrilled to be penning a column, so pull up a seat (a Louis XIV-style Oly Studio siege incongruously upholstered in Colefax & Fowler’s Bowood) and a cool martini — dirty, like us…
Classic Blue Pantone Color of the Year 2020
Pantone has chosen Classic Blue as its 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone Reveals 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone announced PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020; a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring…
Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Zeus
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Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Zeus Invokes Strength and Power

Envision the dark night sky as it illuminates from a single crack of lightning…the mysteriously endless nature of this dark and absorbent color gives off a sense of power and strength. Inspired by…
Stacy Garcia Golden Hour Color Crush
This month's Color Crush, Golden Hour, is an energetic yellow hue.

Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Golden Hour

Soak in one of nature’s most glorifying moments with the invigorating feel of our Color Crush, Golden Hour. A vibrant, warm gold, this color is reminiscent of those fleeting moments right before…
Surya panel
Left to right: Terry Sullivan of Willow Tree Design, Grace Sielaff of M. Grace Interior Design, Katie Wozniak of Katherine Elizabeth Designs and Debbie Auer of Auer Design

Design Chicago Panel Focuses on Interior Design Trends

At Surya’s showroom at Design Chicago last week, Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey moderated an engaging panel discussion focused on a key facet of interior design work:…
Christina Henck gender-neutral nursery design
Neutral color palettes layered with trending textiles help maintain the gender-neutral look in nurseries and kids' rooms.

Nurseries + Nests: Why Today’s Most Stylish Nurseries & Kids’ Spaces are Becoming Gender-Neutral

Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to design, and there’s lately been a radical departure from the typical inspiration that’s always been front and center. Whether you're outfitting a soft, neutral…
Sahara Oasis Stacy Garcia
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Color Crush: Sahara Oasis Brings Polish to Desert Hues

Who says sandy hues have to be dull? We’re giving grit a whole new look with the creamy appeal of Sahara Oasis. Elevating an atmosphere that may otherwise seem rugged or abrasive, this sorbet orange…

Sherwin-Williams Announces 2020 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams this week announced its 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6244, a rich navy hue that strikes a balance between calm and confident. Naval is where the glamour of Art Deco meets the…