7 Color Trends to Watch for in 2017
2017 is a Mixed-Bag of Color Trends
There are some years when most of the color and decor trends line up in agreement for an easy to follow path for decorating. 2017 is not one of those years with a clear message about what's to come in color and design. The good news is that this means you have a lot of new trends to try out, and there are a lot of creative ways to use new colors and decorating ideas.
When you study the decorating and color trends, it can give you an idea of what will be hot for the next year, but that doesn't mean that you have to redecorate your entire home or repaint all of your walls. The best way to use color trends is to see what you have that already works with the new colors and find ways to add little decorative accents to bring your space up-to-date. With all of the new ideas in 2017, you're bound to find something that works perfectly in your home.
Trend #1 Brushed Brass
There was an attempt in the past few years to bring back shiny brass accents. Homeowners are still trying to replace the dated 1990's brass fixtures so that trend didn't really land well with designers and homeowners. The new brass is brushed with a lustrous finish that works with most of the new decorating surfaces available. There are a few basic do's and don'ts of decorating with metallics and metals in your home, but just know that mixing metals with fixtures and lighting is totally okay, and the new brushed brass fixtures work great with oil rubbed bronze or black fixtures. Read more...