As with automobile and fashion, there are annual
trends in the Interior Design Industry. These trends
predict and determine current colors, interior and
The definition of a trend is a direction in which
something is developing or changing. Global Interior
Design reflects constant movement of change,
evolution and progression to enhance the pace of
technology so that it complements our modern
Also, Trends are also influenced by cultural
developments, societal hot buttons and global
activities. The mood of today’s youth, the economy,
popular music, peace and antagonistic relationships
between nations can predict and define current
For the year 2014, in Interior Design the
For Interior colors are Yellow and Blues. The color
yellow represents warmth, confidence, compassion and
the sun in nature. From the exiting a struggling
economy for the past 6 years, we welcome confidence
with consumers that workforce growth is in the up
rise direction in the United States. In an Interior
space, it brings a sense of security, comfort,
brightness and friendliness. Yellow can be used in
any room except bedrooms and bathrooms.
Blue which is one of the most popular colors with
most individuals is cool, serene and masculine. Blue
represents sky, but on the opposite end, it can
denote depression. As like any color, blues comes in
many shades and hues. Grecian Blue and Cobalt Blue
are popular shades. It gives a Mediterranean feel to
an Interior space. Blues can be used in any room,
but it should be not used in great amounts in the
One reason Blue is a predominant color this year is
because there is a trend of husbands working from
home or reversal roles which men are raising the
children at home (house husbands) while women are
increasing as the breadwinners. Men are making more
decisions with home decorating options.
We live in a global and interdependent society.
Crucial and critical events which happen in one
nation affect us in a worldly level. African fabric
patterns and masks are current. So are Mexican and
Spanish styled accessories. Geometric shapes, large
patterns with wallpaper designs brings a sense of
boldness and pull out your arts and craft items,
they’re back in vogue!
An aging population influence changes to furniture
design and living quarter layout and functions.
People are moving back to urban areas for
convenience and lifestyle changes. Large homes are
no longer in great demand as they were 10 years ago.
Downsizing is the new rule. Smaller homes and
condominiums are preferred. Retro style furniture is
back. Bathrooms are suited for provisions to
accommodate middle age and independent elderly
occupants since this is the fastest growing
community in the country. Pulls and bathroom
fixtures which you may have seen for special need
and disabled persons will be a norm because they
provide safety for this group.
For luxurious bath quarters, deep detached stand
alone bathtubs are designed for comfort and the
ultimate soaking experience. New modern homes with
under 1,500 square feet are designed with wet rooms.
Wet rooms are bathrooms with an integrated door less
shower with a toilet and sink so the bathroom is an
extended shower room.
Kitchens are designed with wall cabinets which do
not extend to the ceiling, but float on the walls.
Wall and base cabinet doors do not have to be the
same color or finish to be stylish. Stone and quartz
countertops with glass tiles are still the norm.
Home furnishings repeat the styles of the American
retro period but with more refined edges. Modern
styled chairs and sofas are installed with more
padding for comfort than seating manufactured fifty
Do not be afraid to mix fabric textures as silks,
cottons, velvets. Luxurious upholstery, drapes,
throws and pillows will be recommended by designers
to offer that sense of today’s glam to their
In conclusion, 2014 brings a sense of progression.
The recession is over. Don’t be afraid to treat
yourself with a little luxury, global patterns and
For more information or to request a consultation,
please contact Glynis Tart from Verden Interior
Design at 215-360-6722.