The experts have weighed in and 2024’s interior design trends are all about embracing colors and fabrics that add warmth and texture. Eco-friendly ideas will also continue to play an important role in our living spaces. Read on to gain tips and inspiration to enhance your living space.
PANTONE selected 13-1023 Peach Fuzz as the 2024 Color of the Year, which provides a soft, warm glow. If you’re new to interior design trends, the PANTONE Color of the Year is an educational program that began in 1999. It was created to celebrate the design community. Additionally, their detailed selection process involves analyzing global trends, encompassing art, design, fashion, and socio-economic influences. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement, “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. It’s a shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
We think this pretty pinkish hue would be a great addition to any living room or bedroom through peach accent pillows and/or a cozy throw blanket. Additionally, these taper candles would brighten any dining room. This printed tablecloth in apricot also aligns with the color of the year, as do these table lamps.
Embrace Warm Neutrals
While interior design trends still speak to the beauty of a bold accent color, warm neutrals are very in right now and can be used throughout your home. Warm neutral paint colors help soften brightly lit spaces and provide a welcoming, cozy vibe. More specifically, experts have predicted a return of warm whites to homeowners’ color palates. Additionally, many interior design professionals have spoken about the return of browns. Whether it’s brown walls or wood furniture, this neutral color can connect us back to nature. Check out these beautiful reclaimed wood tables from Crate & Barrel. This modern farmhouse wood mantel adds a touch of rustic charm.
When it comes to applying the interior design trend of using brown in your home, interior designer Alison Palevsky offers this tip: “Light brown tones make a brilliant backdrop for any space because you can layer materials such as metal, wood, fabric or paint all in the same neutral family. If the space you’re designing remains mostly neutral in color, adding even the smallest amount of pattern or texture will show it off.” Interior designer Heather Goerzen suggests using warm color combinations in your home. For instance, Goerzen suggests using neutrals with pops of brown and brick red. Alternatively, Goerzen likes a camel, brown, or marigold hue paired with cool accent colors, like green and blue.
Interior Design Trends that Use Bold, Dark Colors
Attention-grabbing dark colors can pair nicely with a lighter, neutral color. Professionals in the interior design world are also highlighting the use of bold, dark colors. First, the paint brand Behr chose Cracked Pepper as their color of the year. Then, paint brand Benjamin Moore chose Blue Nova 825, as their “it” color. These colors can really accentuate specific areas of your home. Perhaps either one would be perfect for a new accent wall. Or, consider a dresser makeover DIY project that uses one of these bold colors.
Add Texture to Your Home
Texture and textiles are enhancing living spaces in 2024. Boucle furnishing accent pieces and fluted cupboards can really make your home feel more inviting. Additionally, patterns are really popular. Think terra cotta tiled flooring and geometric wallpaper.
Environmentally Sustainable Pieces
Interior designers are also focusing more on how and where products are made. Handmade pieces and those that are made sustainably are adding a unique touch to interior spaces. Many consumers are more willing to invest in products and furniture that are eco-friendly and can withstand multiple uses. For ideas and inspiration, Architectural Digest published a useful guide explaining how to shop for sustainable furniture.
More Info & Inspiration
For more helpful tips and inspiration, check out our Q & A with Poulsbo interior designer Kristin Alvarado. Additionally, this Martha Stewart article can jumpstart your next painting project. Check out these design trends from The Spruce for other ways to incorporate earthy tones, bring the outdoors in, and more.