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color and furniture trends for 2015

Color and Furniture Trends for 2015

One of the defining design moments each year is when the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year”. For 2015 Pantone has chosen “Marsala” [image]. As Pantone says, “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness…. Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.”

Other top color trends this year — according to interior designers, home decor magazines, and the major paint companies — will be:

  • Greek (or Mediterranean) blue
  • Sour Apple green, especially when teamed with blue and white
  • 1960s colors palette: olive-green and orange, for example
  • Renaissance palette: rust, olive, dusty green, and deep purple

As for home furnishings trends for 2015, the overriding emphasis is on incorporating a fusion of styles into interiors. Designers advise mixing old and new to create comfortable, yet stylishly interesting living spaces. Combining a variety of materials — such as stone, different types of metals, and fabrics of varying textures — is a popular trend. Another hot trend will be varying wood types in a single room. Using a mixture of natural light woods, dark exotics or creative stains adds character and interest as long as there are other unifying elements. The Mid-century Modern style (think the late 1950s through early 70s) is still super popular, but designers suggest using this style for accent pieces rather than as the theme to an entire room.

An organic, natural feel is popular for upholstered furniture. Softly curving lines, eye-pleasing shapes, and color schemes taken from the outdoors are everywhere. In upholstery, nature themes and florals are in-style for 2015; but large prints in general and patterns taking their cue from the Far East are also trending.

The furniture and design experts at Rainbow Furniture in Fort Wayne are enthused about all of the new looks for 2015. We are excited to help our clients incorporate these new trends into designing perfectly stylish living spaces for their homes.

Need help chosing the right furniture and design elements for your space? Visit our furniture showroom on Covington Road today!