Wondering what to expect from the design world in 2013? Elle Decor’s editor and chief, Michael Boodro, recently gave his predictions on the top five trends we can look forward to over the next 12 months.
This 70′s inspired trend has been popping up more and more over the past six months and is predicted to make a big resurgence for 2013. Its golden hue lends well to a variety of design styles but is quickly becoming a popular metal of choice in contemporary interiors. Due to it’s versatility, brass is also great option when mixing styles.
Named as Pantone’s 2013 Color of the year, emerald green is sure to be a popular color in interior design this year. This once neglected color will appear in a wide array of shades from lime green to teal. Because green has a natural soothing effect and promotes relaxation, it is commonly used in hospitals and doctors offices but also looks fabulous in the home. This vibrant color can be surprisingly easy to add to your existing decor. It works well with grays, browns, blacks, and neutral shades.
When faced with a plain wall, embellishing it by adding texture is a sure-fire way to add interest to a room. One of the easiest forms of embellishing is using a grasscloth or textured wall covering. Grasscloth is a natural material that can be dyed to almost any color. If a natural wallcovering is a little too rustic for you, try one of the many beautiful flocked or textured metallic wallpapers out there. A big trend in the DIY world is working with reclaimed wood. Wether it be a headboard or an entire wall, this look really makes a statement.
Already a prominent fixture in the fashion scene, lace is making it’s way back into interiors. Due to it’s delicate nature, this lovely fabric is most commonly seen as trim or in sparing amounts. Look out for its use on a larger scale adorning pillows, drapery panels, and bedspreads.
When I frist read about this trend, I felt my gag reflex creeping up on me. Beige, really? Gray is the new neutral. I thought we were all on board with that? Well, Michael Boodro is predicting that we will be seeing a lot more of this bland hue in 2013. Designers are starting to reinvent the old beige by mixing it with cream, ivory, and off-white to create pleasing neutral environments. I will admit I have seen some stunning white/beige interiors before but they are few and far in between. Maybe it’s just me but I was happy to see this yellow based color hit the road years ago.
There you have it, Elle Decor’s top five design trends for 2013. Boodro’s predictions have me very excited to see what this year holds for the world of interior design. What’s not to love about brass, the color green, pretty wallcoverings, and lace? I am on board with four out of the five trends. I just can’t bring myself to welcome beige back with open arms. Am I crazy for wanting to call an eternal boycott on this boring color?
Images: Brass: Interior Design by Kelly Wearstler, image via LA Times, Green: Frank’s Restaurant in Hotel Arts Barcelona, Embellished Walls: Interior Design by Jeffers Design Group, Crochet White Lace Bedspread, Beige: Photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna via Elle Decor