Toronto Interior Design Show 2016

 

A few of our interior design consultants attended the Toronto Interior Design Show a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share some of the DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2016.

Colour – Fresh/Light/Bright

  • Pantone softer dusty rose and pastel tones.  Feminine, romantic, also go well with Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian lines.
  • White reflects the need for peace, serenity and clean-looking spaces.
  • One room homes minimize the need for multiple colours. Results in key walls and spaces to add texture.
  • White kitchens. Minimal cabinetry, but add a punch of colour with table top accessories and accent furnishings.
  • Earthy, farm-to-table concept, reclaimed woods moving from greys to softer, warm tones and yellows.

PANTONE:  “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.”Panetone Colours

BENJAMIN MOORE:
“White is essential, transcendent, timeless, elegant, honest, powerful –  simply said, simply white.”BM Paint

Design Trends for Modern Living

  • Open concept floor plan, multi functional space.
  • Use furniture and area rugs to define different zones.
  • Looks back to Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian design.
  • Sleek design and innovation in cabinetry, e.g. concealed cabinets and hidden charging outlets in drawers to create a seamless look.

 

 

Warm Flooring

  • Driftwood look or washed.
  • White floors, beachy and casual.
  • Wide and long planks, now available in engineered types of flooring, more stability, less shrinkage and expansion.
  • Red and white oak now stained in lighter and trendier tones.
  • Hickory, ash and walnut is classic, but now left natural and much lighter than traditionally stained floors.

 

Mixing Different Materials and Finishes

  • Eclectic worldly aesthetic is the new normal.
  • Minerals, fossils and gorgeous gems, natural stone.
  • Showing up in wall paper and custom murals.

mixing metals wallpaper room

This is just a small sampling of the upcoming trends that were seen at the Toronto Design show 2016.

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