2016 Colorado Interior design trend

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I am often asked for interior design trends and typically my answer is a new product, new technology, an interior design style, etc.  Right now however, my answer is not so straight forward.

My thinking is a large driving force in design is coming from outside the home  This is not out of the ordinary, but what is, is the  contradiction of  influence.  The turmoil in the world and our robust economy are colliding in interior design.

The world  is a scary place right now and as a result  I believe people tend are clinging to their homes .  They want more organization (in design as well as stuff management) and clarity.  However, on the other hand Colorado’s economy is booming and as a result  homeowners want their homes to match that excitement.

Clarity and excitement in interior design are sometimes contradictory.  However, with careful sculpting they play together.

The room shown, is one example of a room that has both clarity  and excitement.  Its overall feel is clear, crisp, organized  but not short on excitement.  The  colorful rugs, silk wallpaper,  and three sided fireplace add the pop.



Color for 2016 in Interior Design


The Pantone colors of the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity (typically there is only one color).

I am puzzled by this choice.  I was convinced it was going to be a shade of green?   Perhaps 2017’s color of the year will be a green.  I feel like green is coming back around after a decade of it not being a player.  Below find information about 2016’s choices from Pantone…


Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.