Interior Design Trends in 2017

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A new year tends to bring new trends. Interior design trends change often therefore many people find it fun and exciting to hear what is on the forecast for the upcoming year.

Color of the year

Each year Pantone Color Institute  chooses a color that they believe to be the hot color of that year. This year Pantone has identified “greenery” as 2017’s color of the year. The “life-affirming shade” is a slightly muted bright nature tone. Various shades of green are expected to be seen but not limited to furniture, fabric, paint, wallpaper and accent items.


It is no question that technology is heavily shaping and changing the world around us. You can expect the same thing for interior design this year. In some cases, technology, can be viewed as over the top, like checking the temperature of your refrigerator using an app. Regardless, the new technology is typically viewed as extremely helpful so designers are taking that into consideration. Homeowners should expect to see more easy-to-use technology such as smart door locks and more touch screens.


Marble has been replaced in the previous years by granite and quartz because it is vulnerable to chipping, staining and fading. Marble is returning to the kitchen in the form of backdrops and counters that are not used frequently. For those that are worried about the durability, quartz companies are making a convincing faux marble.


Velvet is making its way back in more ways than one. Not only is fashion bringing it back, interior design is as well. Comfort is looking to push leather to the side on upholstered furniture. The soft weave of velvet in particular is expected to continue gaining ground this year, often in patterns.

Bold Floors

Wood is expected to continue dominating under foot, but designers expect bolder foot treatments, especially in kitchens to make a comeback this year. Bold floors are a way to make more of a statement in different rooms in the upcoming year. Even if it as simple as a darker wood instead of a lighter wood, it will definitely catch the eye of your guests.

As previously mentioned, interior design is always changing and evolving. Here at P&D we like to stay on top of both home building trends and interior design trends to best help our customers.

Top Updates for Traditional Homes


The historical feel of traditional homes has been capturing the hearts of many residents for years. There is something spectacular about being in a space that has the original fixtures and flooring from earlier centuries. While the sophistication of a traditional home is hard to pass up, it can present obstacles, such as updating it to fit your modern lifestyle. If you are thinking about modernizing your traditional home, we have some ideas for you.

Use a clean, natural palette

One of the things often not found in a traditional home is a light, airy, atmosphere. Historically, classically designed homes featured dark flooring, banisters and heavy fixtures or appliances. One simple way to brighten up a room while maintaining the traditional feel is a fresh coat of paint, white paint to be exact. A nice bright color palette allows the room to feel more light and bright. This is welcoming for both residents of the home and guests alike. It can brighten the overall feel of the house and even your mood as the warm weather months approach.

Opt for natural light

Whatever natural light options you have in your home, it’s time to utilize them. Pull the blinds back and let the light shine into your different rooms in the home. if you have has small windows or lacks natural light, consider adding more or larger windows or installing skylights. If you have the space and budget, you can add a sunroom where natural light pours in from all sides. The natural light will improve your mood and save you money on your energy bills. You will have less need for electric lights, which is particularly important if your home is ill-equipped for installing new fixtures.

Add contrast

Unexpected contrasts are a great way to modernized traditional spaces. Try mixing metals in the kitchen and bathrooms. Choose a polished nickel faucet and pair it with chrome drawer pulls for a contemporary vibe. In the kitchen, opt for a copper faucet and sink, but go with iron or dark metal for cabinet and drawer hardware. You can also add contrast by mixing matte and glossy materials. Black and white is always a solid contrast color choice as well. Contrasting materials, metals and colors will help bring a contemporary style without altering its classic construction.