Decor Trends 2017

Published January 25, 2017

black-stainless-steelPantone has released its colour of the year for 2017. The winner is “Greenery.”

You will see this shade in many different forms this year. Urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices will all somehow incorporate this colour, which Pantone describes as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring.”

There are other colours included in the Greenery palette that co-ordinate beautifully. The reason this colour was chosen was because Pantone believes that Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature and one another.

Greenery will serve to satisfy and rejuvenate us during this expected tumultuous political and social year.

Whether you choose to incorporate this colour pallete into your home this year or not, there are other décor trends that are gaining popularity and you may find yourself inclined to integrate them into your home.

Mixed metallics: The days of matching and co-ordinating everything in your home are long gone. Now the trend is to mix cool and warm metallics like iron and oil-rubbed bronze. It’s all about the eclectic look you can achieve by mixing up your metallics.

Black stainless steel: Although polished stainless steel may still be popular, it’s the black stainless steel that is becoming the trend. Black stainless resists fingerprints better than regular stainless and it is sleek and modern with a sophisticated feel. This look is gaining popularity for its ability to co-ordinate well with medium- and dark-tone cabinetry. The smudge-resistant factor is also a large selling point.

Rescued materials: Co-ordinating warm, rustic pieces within a modern room is a very popular look. Mixing oversized, antique mirrors with favourite heirloom furniture pieces is a great way to remind us of the comforts of our past. The result is a room that has character, texture and charm.

Wall art: Look for large, oversized maps and abstracts to be adorning walls of trendy homes. The look is stylish and they can be great conversation pieces.

Cork: Cork, cork and more cork. You will see this material everywhere. Cork is one of the most versatile materials on the market. Known for its ability to absorb noise, it is phenomenal on walls and floors, and is also being used on furniture and accessories.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home décor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. Barb Lunter can be reached via her website at