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Design Trend Forecast For 2016

by Support Team .

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dark walls and light accessories are on trend for 2016.

The new year will be here before you know it, and there is no time like the present to start planning for the latest trends. Here is what you can expect to see in 2016:


Rectangular glass backsplashes have had their share of the decorative limelight over the past few years, but now is the time to incorporate a more striking design, in the form of geometric patterns. We will definitely see these patterns come alive in backsplashes, but you will also get to see patterned floors, and maybe even countertops.

Black and Blue

Gone are the days of worrying that darker shades will make a room appear too small, as the focus is now all on the dramatic. Painting walls and featuring window treatments with darker colors can make a room appear quite luxe—especially when paired with the latest accessory styles, which we will discuss below.

And the dark color of choice? It’s all about navy blue. Dark navy walls paired with lighter blue—even denim—accessories are perfectly on trend.


If you’ve been dying to get your hands on a large, textured, maybe even fuzzy chair for your family room, we have good news for you: texture is back in. A large, textured piece of furniture will add to the drama of the room, while giving it a comfortable, organic feel.

Florals and Pastels

If you are a fan of light and airy design, don’t be discouraged by the focus on dark hues; florals and pastels are staking their claim in the new year as well. Even pink is making a strong comeback, with “tissue pink” or “pink beige” being a suspected color of choice.

So, both dark tones and soft pastels are hot right now—think you have to choose one or the other? Think again. Mixing the two can be quite complementary and refreshing, and gives a nod to Romanticism. This trend can take the look of dark walls and beige furniture, but don’t forget about artwork: a mix of watercolor designs and rich charcoal compositions can immediately give a room a more sophisticated look.


With the dark-color trend in mind, metallics—including gold—are making a strong return. Reflective and/or metallic details in furniture and accessories can lighten and brighten a room and create a striking contrast with dark paint colors and window treatments. Gold hardware, colors and accessories are also back, adding to the drama of the dark tones while adding a rich, classic feel.

Mother Nature

For those of you who favor a more organic design style, you have a lot to look forward to in 2016. Interior decorating focus has shifted back to accessories with a natural feel. Fossils, animal prints, shells and minerals are all expected to decorate luxurious homes and hotels alike. Imagine seeing large bits of quartz in focal points of rooms, and various types of stones being used as door pulls.

A focus on sustainability is also expected, highlighting recycled materials and repurposed items. It’s true—you can do your part to help the planet and simultaneously reside in a place of high style.

You can also expect irregular shapes in lighting and accent pieces to take prominence, and we will all breathe a little easier with a trend toward more lush greenery embellishing rooms.

Now is the Time

Interested in revamping your home, office or business? We at J. Design Group would love to send our interior design experts your way to fashion your abode with the latest trends. Call us today—you might be surprised how affordable luxury and style can be!

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