So here’s a quick run down of the last few years of color trends. We don’t even realize, but from decor, to what we are wearing there are color schemes, on trend. I’m almost certain if you are a regular manicure lover you acknowledged these subtle changes. Yes cherry chutney will never die, no, that’s not all!
First it was teal, I’m sorry sea foam green and coral, together. Circa 2012-2015 or so…
We look back and think that was a little much… like Lily Pulitzer could pull it off, but not my kitchen.
Then suddenly the 80s! What the hell are kids today trying to do! The only good thing the 80’s brought us was Madonna and leggings (I still do like warm up socks), but the point is, the bleached mom jeans, neon colors and disco lifestyle was a little hectic. I’m glad it didn’t make a full come back.
Then… “mid-century” the 70s, I mean it’s okay. I’m not a big fan of orange and green, but the plants I will accept.
However! My dad, bought a lamp, and this lamp is one of those overhanging lamps that has a marble floor mount. It is quintessential “mid century” but it’s what the hipsters call authentic. Let me tell you, it’s back people!
Those frugal baby boomers did it, their style from their 20s-30s is officially back, and they managed to keep it under plastic so it’s in mint condition!! Just kidding but that lamp lives on, and I’m surprised in some ways but it was a pretty easy transition style. Simple white overhang, gold frame and marble base. I digress, it’s a cool lamp.
Somewhere in the middle of trying to decide which decade we like better, 50 shades of Grey… out with the beige in with the grey… all the Grey! Grey walls grey handbags, grey lifestyle people! This is not a drill!
Well at least now or at least as of lately the Scandanavians are influencing our lives, with the semi-new trend of Hygge . Pair that with the wellness mantra we totally need in the U.S, high blood pressure / heart conditions on the rise, and boom!
Minimalism. Tiny houses. Total confusion! Total simplicity!
White. The color that truly isn’t a color. That was 2017s favorite! I’ll admit it was a confusing time in America, but it’s tried and true like vanilla, it goes with everything and it’s easy to change later!
Blame the millenials for getting everything they wanted, if you want. Blame post- mondernism if you’re into that, but whatever you do, do not think this will leave quickly. White, beige, grey.
We love neutral because #hygge !
Finally, a lifestyle to fix all the greed, boring, but light and airy. Clean, but lacks substance.
Do minimalists still shop at Costco for toilet paper, and where would they store it?
All very real questions, related to our favorite basic vanilla colors.
Now for the dramatics, yes it’s official the 2016 color and all the way through 2017 was Blue, not just any blue, but a deep ocean blue. Blue and white, the contrast we love! Some say it’ll be back like the China pots we all of a sudden loved again from the late 80s/90s.
So everyone likes to guess what’s next and I’m sorry but I really want the shabby chic, farmhouse to stay a little longer!
Clothing is different the 90s has returned and I don’t know about you guys but I really didn’t like velvet the first time around, but now… I’m not sure. I do a little.
New-old- nostalgia-like concepts have been a feature of style, art, music, design, decor. It is often that we recycle these trends in an effort be reinforce the feelings of the past, like a Christmas tree ornament. We love that warm hygge feeling.
Frankly I’m excited for the new colors on the chopping block, purple, possibly a forever romance color, it’s warm, inviting and rich. Obviously it’s going to pair easily with grey and white. So what else? Green!
Sage to be exactly, maybe designers felt they needed to clear the negativity, but whatever! We love it!
We also seem to love teal again but a bluer teal than before, a more romanticand moody version.
Let the color -design wheel keep on turning!
My friends, just remember, neutrals will never die, but don’t be boring! You can dazzle yourself with just a pop of color!
Be sure to check out the latest trends by following my Instagram account. I’m always on the look out for new color, fun designs, and local flavor!
So get out there and paint! Or change your shoes! Anything but straight minimalism, white on white is over rated, and no one likes a vanilla person (without rainbow sprinkles)!