If it’s not a “Hell Yes!” It’s a No: 2021 Design Trends
2020 was a wild ride and so far this year seems just as unpredictable. One thing you can count on- the Coddington Team having some opinions. I always say, if it’s not a “Hell Yes!” it’s a no. So here it is, our opinionated guide to the hot style trends of the year.
THE TRENDS- HELL YES OR NO??
YELLOW AND GREY COLOR COMBO Hell yes!
NOT SO SUBTLE WALLPAPER Hell yes!
FARMHOUSE FOREVER Um, no.
EARTH TONES Hell yes!
YELLOW AND GREY COLOR COMBO
Have you seen the 2021 Pantone color of the year yet? Well, it’s actually a “tie” between a medium marigold yellow and a hazy grey. The internet is pretty meh about it (loads of comments about road stripes and pavement.) Even though we have seen this color combo before, I like it. It has a grounded feel with a pop of wow. Seems like just what we need this year: to feel grounded and wowed. Like it or not, you will see the dynamic duo pop up in fashion and of course interior design.
Photo Credit: Pantone Instagram
NOT SO SUBTLE WALLPAPER
Bold papers used to fall into the style category of maximalism. (Maximalism is the brash art of layering in objects, color and texture as fully as possible- it’s a pedal to the metal type of style and not for the faint of heart.) Great wallpaper never did go off trend but it took a beautiful detour away from cottage roses and Waverly borders and went graphic and colorful. Accent walls or a full room, we adore beautiful panels. Wallpaper with rich color makes metals look incredible. It elevates a boring space and creates a mood.
Coddington Design; Woodside Powder Room Photo: Vivian Johnson
Coddington Design: Oakland Kitchen, Photo: S.E.N. Creative
Ok wait. Before you get your ship lap in a bunch, an explanation goes with this one. Do we love Farmhouse? No. Are we ok with Farmhouse Modern in small doses, yes. Are we bored with white kitchens and feel we can all do a little better? Yes. Can I put shiplap in my Manhattan loft? Probably not. (Call us first!)
This year I really see farmhouse style phasing out and moving to a more sophisticated style. We can still enjoy comfortable and functional design, but elevated with luxurious textiles and color palettes. I think the kitchen will move more minimalist in design with hidden everything and hardware-free cabinetry. I predict the white kitchen will evolve into thoughtfully curated design which shows color and personality.
Coddington Design; Woodside Kitchen Photo: Vivian Johnson
Yes, we love them. They feel like home without being 50 Shades of Beige. Earth tones are not just brown and don’t have to feel heavy or muddy. When we design a space we are all about balance. Think of all those nature walks you’ve been on in the last year… Those colors. These colors…
Coddington Design: Nantucket Dining Room; Photo: David Duncan Livingston
Coddington Design; Woodside CA Pool House; Photo: Vivian Johnson
Trends come and go and while we definitely have our opinions on them- the best design and style is always one that you truly love. Maybe you need a designer to show you how to keep what you love and incorporate it into a timeless design that will weather any trends out there? Or maybe you’re ready to finally add your personality to that outdated kitchen. That’s what we do. That’s what we love to do and we would love to talk with you. Book your Discovery call with Taylor, take our fun Style Quiz and let’s start making this year yours!