The jewel tones of Emerald Green and Cobalt Blue/Navy topped the polls for a second year running, but warm earth tones like Burnt Orange and Mustard Yellow are quickly gaining popularity too. This result shows that while people still love the luxury of jewel tones, there’s a definite shift to the calming and comforting vibe warm earth tones offer.
Returning Trends – The 1970s
When asked which decade trends are likely to be revived in 2021, designers most often answered the 1970s. This result reinforces the color findings that warm earth tones will be prominent in 2021, since the 70s were known in part for their earth tones. Also be on the lookout for touches like modern furniture or details such as floral and fringe, interpreted through a more modern lens. Updated traditional is always timeless.
Continuing Trends – Contemporary
Contemporary was the first choice for design styles, with Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco coming in a close second and third. These answers have remained consistent for the last four years.
Florals/Plants and Organic tied for the most popular vote on what patterns and motifs will be featured in 2021. With the increasing popularity of incorporating nature indoors, expect potted plants/trees and vertical gardens to also be featured in 2021 design.
Like everything else, Covid had a major impact on the design industry that will carry over into the new year. Designers expect 2021 projects to revolve around adapting homes to Covid life, with outdoor spaces, home offices, and home gyms topping the anticipated projects list.