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Best Home Design Trends for 2020

If there is one way to describe the interior design trends we will see more of in 2020, it’s that anything goes. Strong geometric patterns, new interpretations of neutrals and texture everywhere are just a few of the trends we are incorporating into our projects.

Color as a neutral: This trend started popping up on Instagram, with lots of images of navy blue cabinetry, a few seasons ago. Going a step further, watch for saturated hues of green, red and gold jewel tones on walls, tile and in furnishings.

Kravet Fabric and Furniture
Michael Berman for Kravet

Layered patterns: As with fashion, there are no rules for mixing different patterns in a single outfit. In homes, walls, windows and floors can all have their own unique pattern while forming a cohesive look.

Interior design mixing patterns
HRI Design

High contrast design: Monochromatic spaces feel fresh with bold accents. Bright whites juxtaposed with dark grey, rich black, and those deep jewel tones like red add depth to a space.

High contrast interior design
ZLINE Kitchen and Bath

Natural materials: Marble especially will be a major player in kitchen and bath materials, as well as accessories and lighting for the rest of the house.

Marble table lamp-Curey
Currey and Company

Textured Surfaces: Add dimension to your space by incorporating texture on walls or ceilings. Wallpaper, faux finishes and textured paint can all be used to achieve a certain look. Added bonus: textures hide drywall imperfections

Thibaut wallpaper

Mr. H says: Nothing you really like is ever out of style-Enjoy!

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Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

From lavender to plum I am smitten with purple and am thrilled to see Pantone’s 2018 color of the year pick:

18-3838 Ultra Violet

According to Pantone, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.  Purple has also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance.   Ultra Violet has a mystical, spiritual quality attached to it as it is often associated with mindfulness practices such as meditation.

photo by Chris Ensey

In today’s interiors, purple is a surprisingly versatile hue.  It can be read as either warm or cool depending on the formula of red and blue.


Build a room around an area rug in shades of purple.


A statement maker: ultraviolet crystal chandelier

Bella Vetro

Declare a party with a an elegant purple table top

photo by Sofy43

Accents are an easy way to incorporate the Color of the Year into your home

Curated Kravet

Of course, if you use ultra violet the dog be will need to coordinate…

Mr. H says: A garden in purple is always in bloom-Enjoy!

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2017 Pantone Color of the Year-Greenery

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.  Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors-Greenery is nature’s neutral.

Sherwin Williams

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

Thibaut Design’s Temecula wallpaper and fabric in Green


Worlds Away green zebra stripe bath accessories

Individual pieces of recycled green wine bottles comprise the Vintner chandelier from Currey and Company

Home appliances already sport this exciting shade of green

Your fur friends will adore Greenery too!


Mr. H says: Green is the primary color of our world-Enjoy!

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Five Fall Colors Schemes for 2016

Fall in love with these autumn hued palettes for the home.

Butternut and Aqua: Orange and blue are opposite to each other on the color wheel, creating a dynamic Fall color scheme.

Benjamin Moore

Emerald and Gold: Cozy yet sophisticated living space

PPG paint

Barn red and gray: Deep red and gray craft an inviting entry.

Sherwin Williams

Blue and khaki:  A classic Fall combination

Sherwin Williams

Rose and Cream: An elegant classic, rose and cream feels warm and feminine.

Ralph Lauren

Mr. H says: Autumn is the mellow time-Enjoy!

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The New Neutral: Navy

Navy blue appears to be a top choice for clothing designers these last few seasons and it’s now appearing in home fashion as the new neutral.

Navy and magenta combine to make a bold statement bedroom.

Photo by Maureen Stevens Design 

Classic Navy, White and Yellow in our Kiawah Island designed bedroom

Navy blue walls

Merzbau Design Collective carfted an elegant bath with painted navy cabinetry

Photo by Merzbau Design Collective

Navy becomes luxurious when paired with other deep hues as shown in the Stewart collection by Barclay Buttera for Eastern Accents.

Barclay Buttera Eastern Accents Stewart
Eastern Accents

It’s back from the 1970’s: navy and lime green was seen in Thibaut’s High Point Furniture Market showroom

Thibaut Design High Point

Mr. H says: No water, no life. No blue, no green-Enjoy!

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With 2014 fast approaching, many of the paint manufactures are issuing their color forecasts trends.  Presenting four distinct palettes, Sherwin-Williams has dubbed their color collection: COLORMIX 2014.

Sherwin Williams COLORMIX 2014 Reasoned

Black, white and gray, Reasoned exalts the quantifiable world’s impact on design

Photo by Paula Devon Raso Interior Design 

Sherwin Williams COLORMIX 2014 Curiosity

Driven by science and geology, Curiosity celebrates uniquely beautiful

Photo by Houzz

Sherwin Williams COLORMIX 2014 Diaphanous

Diaphanous is the essence of balance, simplicity and elegance

Photo by Richard Massa Architect 

Sherwin Williams COLORMIX 2014 Intrinsic

Intrinsic embraces and preserves tradition, culture and design, while incorporating new influences.


Mr. H says: Blushing is the color of virtue-Enjoy!

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Pick Paint like a Pro

Painting a room a new color is a simple and inexpensive way to transform a space so follow these tips for picking the right color.  Without giving away too many trade secrets here are some simple tips to picking the right colors for your home.

Know the wheel:  The color wheel is an essential tool to use when developing color schemes.

The Color Wheeel

Color schemes fall into three categories: complementary, analogous, and neutral. Complementary schemes combine a primary and secondary color from opposite sides of the color wheel like blue and orange. Analogous colors are either warm such as reds, oranges, and yellows or cool with greens, blues, and violets. Neutrals are colors not included in a color wheel, such as browns, whites, and blacks.

Photo by Summer Thornton Design, Inc 

Coordinate paint colors with the rooms furnishings.  Highlight a favorite painting or rug by letting it inspire your color scheme. The trick is to choose a paint color that blends with the pieces instead of matching it exactly.

Photo by Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Never choose colors in the store…Bring samples home.  Cut apart sample strips so that you can look at the colors individually.

Paint chip samples

Large samples are a must!  Before you commit to an eggplant dining room, paint large samples around the room to get a feel for the color.

Photo by Rachel Reider Interiors

Mr. H says: The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you-Enjoy!

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The Fifth Wall

Break out of the white ceiling norm with a beautiful color overhead.  Often overlooked, the ceiling of a room is a blank canvas that should be included in a space’s total design plan.

The illusion of the sky is created by painting the ceiling pale blue in between the white coffers.

Folly Beach living room

A vivid yellow adds pizzazz to a white and gray kitchen

                         Photo by Tara Seawright Interior Design 

A deep gold ceiling adds interest and depth in this Folly Beach bath

Add volume to a room by painting the ceiling and walls the same color

                       Photo by Amy Werfel Interiors 

Darker ceilings create a more intimate space

                    Photo by Allison Cosmos 

Mr. H says: Remove the ceiling above your dreams and anything becomes possible-Enjoy!