Five hot trends. One inspirational lineup. Feast your eyes on the most celebrated looks of the year.
A much-needed ramble into the woods, say hello to the interior design equivalent of forest bathing. Inspired by lush woodlands, treetop canopies, and all the well-being benefits of connecting to nature, the look is sophisticated, vivid, yet soothing. The green color story — flush with botanical hues like fern, moss, and emerald—add a burst of freshness to interiors. On floors, furniture, and cabinetry, blonde and ash wood tones elevate the clean, natural vibe. Moments of black and brushed brass ground the dreamy aesthetic.
From kitchen island Zoom calls to DIY classrooms in the upstairs landing, families are doing their best to bait and switch. Last year was a work in progress. In 2021, designers carve out designated spaces with built-in versatility to create a much-needed separation for parenting, working, schooling, and relaxing. Approachable interiors tip the scales towards a healthier work-life balance. Waterproof, pet-proof, and kid-proof surfaces like LVT, quartz countertops and porcelain tile play a pivotal role in shaping this trend.
Eye-catching brick. Classic 3-D subway. Book-matched quartz backsplashes. We’re running tile up the walls in delightfully versatile ways in 2021. As designers flex their imagination with innovative tile treatments, and the limits of paint spark countless DIY projects, statement walls remain essential in the home refresh playbook.
From indestructible floor-to-ceiling tile in the bath and laundry room to statement-making installations in the entry to decorative mosaics in the kitchen, there’s a breathtaking array of wall tile debuts heading your way this year.
A favorite the world over, this light & golden color story brings nature’s warmest hues into the 2021 spotlight. Traditional-inspired neutrals run pale for fresh, bright, and inviting interiors. Warm white quartz countertops— featuring honey-hued veins— sit atop blonde cabinets. Off-white limestone, quartzite, and marble elevate the airy mood. Underfoot, wood look floors in champagne, caramel, and ash shades create a relaxed, breezy vibe. Cream & white decorative tiles, brushed brass finishes, and over-the-top texture completes the organic look.