If like us however, you prefer to look to the future and stay ahead of the mainstream with must-have interior colours and accessories, then you’re in luck! Introducing our definitive list of colours and styles we think will be massive in 2017.
Every December Pantone and Dulux give us the gift of prediction for the colour they think will be big. This year, we see two very different selections.
Dulux have gone for a soft powder blue called, ‘Denim Drift’. It’s a versatile and neutral colour that will allow for different textures and materials to take centre stage.
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Pantone have made a bolder choice, with an acid lime green called, ‘Greenery’. It’s a refreshing and revitalising shade that’s symbolic of new beginnings: A bold statement for walls or a great colour for a feature piece of furniture.
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Whether your taste is bold or subtle, between the two, there’s a must-have shade for next year that’s going to suit your décor style.
Get the look: Updating existing accessories and furniture with the latest 2017 colours is simple. Choose Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Slate Blue for the ‘Denim Drift’ look or Rust-Oleum Gloss Finish Furniture Paint in Key Lime for ‘Greenery’.
Introduce some Old World style into your home to create a richer and more eclectic setting. With accessories such as vintage globes, traditional suitcases, bell jars and hints of botany and entomology, you’ll have your very own bazaar vibe filled with an intriguing display of vintage treasures.
Soon you’ll be able to source these accessories on the high street, but for a more authentic look, we recommend searching the second hand shops and vintage markets for your original treasures and trinkets.
Get the look: Need your furniture to fit in with your new Old World, vintage nature look? It’s time for a mini shabby chic makeover with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, or for an alternative distressed look; try Rust-Oleum Crackle Paint.
Handmade designs for home accessories are creeping onto the high street with the likes of hand-painted splatter designs on crockery and vases. It’s a trend we only expect to grow in popularity in 2017, with the introduction of more handmade style items such as big knits and hand-printed art.
Naturally giving an item a specialist crafty feel that’s not achievable with mass-produced products, it will make you feel closer to the creative inspiration.
This handmade style is also influencing walls and furniture with half-finished and splattered paint effects becoming the go-to technique for re-decorating. Super easy to do, not only is this style edgy and new, it’s simply recreated in any home with minimum expense and effort.
Get the look: Use an existing piece of furniture or second-hand find to release your inner Jackson Pollock and get splattering. Not only will you end up with a totally stylish piece, it’s a super fun thing to do. We recommend using Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint in Cotton as a basecoat and Carbon for splattering to create a monochrome splatter masterpiece.
The chair might be one of the biggest design statements you can make in a room. With a wealth of styles, shapes and sizes there’s a chair out there for everyone. From vintage to modern and somewhere in between, the humble chair is always the home accessory to watch when it comes to changing interior trends.
Pitched as the chair style to have in 2017, the rattan chair looks amazing and is set to make its comeback. Popularised in the 1970s with the high backed ‘peacock chair’, up until now rattan chairs have fallen in and out of fashion without ever properly returning to the limelight.
The stylish new designs, which are based on the classics and paired with hairpin legs, work perfectly as a set of four for a dining table or as a stand-alone statement piece. We’re telling you, watch this space – rattan chairs will be the biggest interior design hit of the year.
Get the look: The beauty of rattan chairs is that they’re super easy to customise, and as with the examples above, with a simple can of spray paint you can add a splash of colour and bring them right up to date. Try Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface in matt black to create a top trendy look.
Roll top and freestanding baths have grown in popularity over the years and most definitely give bathrooms the wow factor. For roll tops, the next big step in the style stakes comes from banishing the traditional white frontage and embracing a little colour.
Whether is pastel pinks and yellows, matt blacks and greys or calming neutral shades, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to a statement bath.
Get the look: Save the pennies and customise your bath yourself. Once you have your basic white roll top bath or if you’re already a lucky owner, choose your preferred colour of spray paint and do it yourself. We recommend Rust-Oleum Metallic Silver for a real classy matt metallic look.