Do you like trends? Most of my clients are wary of that word even though, usually, they are full-on embracing some type of trend themselves. I don’t find the word “trendy” derogatory and neither should you. The human condition allows us to be aware of time passing. Change is constant and we are living through very specific periods of time – culturally and historically (no different than our grandparents and those before them) – why wouldn’t fashion and style change and why wouldn’t we want to change a little bit with that?
One easy way to update your home with trends is to add a few pops of color to a fairly neutral room. Painting your front door a fun color every 5 years or so might cheer you up when you walk through it in the evening and it probably needs it anyway.
Every year there will be a new color trend palette. If you see something you like a lot in one of these years – embrace it! Experiment with it! Then, you can take another look at the trend palette 5-7 years from now when you feel like you need an update. They will be waiting for you – and you might find some new colors that speak to you about how you want your home to feel in the year 2025. Let’s take a look at some of the color trends forecasted by good old Benjamin Moore, one of my favorite paint brands.
Just for fun – take a look at this color palette from Kohler for the 1960’s:
And now, let me circle back to time passing – doesn’t everyone think about this when color trends are announced for the next year?
“When I was fifteen, all I wanted was to go off to some other world, a place beyond anybody’s reach. A place beyond the flow of time.”
– But there’s no place like that in this world.
– Exactly. Which is why I’m living here, in this world where things are continually damaged, where the heart is fickle, where time flows past without a break.”
― Haruki Murakami,