Bold Colors, Fresh Patterns Are Trends to Watch in 2015

Photos courtesy of Sarah Pickard

We are only one month into 2015 and the trends are already emerging, from going bold in your kitchen with brightly painted cabinets to patterns on the ceiling. You can incorporate these trends into your home very easily, and update your own space with just a few easy steps.

[pullquote-left]1. MARSALA: RED IS BACK[/pullquote-left]Pantone recently named its 2015 color of the year, Marsala, which is much more sophisticated and adaptable than the reds seen in the past. A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala has the ability to richen any space in your home. Because of the brown undertone, this color looks incredible with neutrals, greys, and chocolates that were so popular in 2014. Marsala is a seductive shade that can complement any design, modern or traditional. This color has not only been seen in interior design but also on the runway.

[pullquote-left]2. BOLD KITCHENS & BATHS[/pullquote-left]The kitchen is the heart of the home, so understandably you want your kitchen to look its best. If you aren’t in the market for a total redo, sprucing up the color of your cabinets is a great option. Try going bold with royal blue, jet black or more subtle with French grey or taupe. Either way, break out of your comfort zone and don’t stay safe with white. Be sure to use a high-gloss finish and incredible hardware.

[pullquote-left]3. PATTERNED FLOORS[/pullquote-left]A patterned floor is a trend that has been steadily growing over the past couple of years, but this year, this trend is taking center stage. It’s time to ditch the monochromatic, neutral look of a solid floor color and texture and start expressing your colorful side. Whether you choose patterned tiles, striped carpets or chevron linoleum, you can’t go wrong with this trend. Some of my favorite finds are from Ann Sacks Tile and Walker Zanger.

[pullquote-left]4. MORE THAN JUST CROWN MOLDING[/pullquote-left]In 2015, look up! You might think I’m crazy, but a decorative ceiling is the newest trend on the rise, and coupled with a great chandelier, is the perfect eye candy for any room. Ceilings are often forgotten and should be just as important as your floor when you are designing or remodeling your home. Simple features can be added to your ceilings, and you don’t always need to have high ceilings to carry it off. My favorite trends this year are multiple coffers, mirror, high-gloss accent paint, wall covering, tile and murals. Using reflective surfaces such as mirror and metallic paint will make the ceilings appear

Sarah Pickard
Park Cities resident Sarah Pickard is the president of Pickard Design Studio in Dallas.

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