Spring Design Trends

The harbour is full of boats at Rocky point park in Port Moody, people are running along the Port Coquitlam trail and gardeners are out in full bloom in Coquitlam!
Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner.  If nice whether has you planning your next decorating or home renovation project, you will find some great ideas for your Interior design or renovation inspiration right here...so read on! and discover this season's hottest trends!

Vivid Colors & Accents
 
In 2014 there’ll be a move towards versatility.  Instead of having one base colour palette, (Beige, beige and more beige) we’ll see vivid base hues enlivened with accents of color which will turn monotonous spaces into  fresh, fun and lively rooms.  We’re talking bright and fun splashes of colour over unsaturated undertones.  It’s a fresh and lively, invigorates the senses and perks up the spirit.

Lighter Colored Woods

Lighter,  toned woods will be in this year.  The use of rich, deep toned woods which has been popular in design over the past 5 years is winding down and softer, lighter options are taking center stage.  White Oak (strong interior design trend in Europe right now) and cherry are both fantastic choices; for either flooring or furniture.  Go for highest quality you can afford and you will have an elegant and exquisite show piece for generations to come.  This trend has been growing steadily for a few seasons and is continuing to take ground.

Myriad of Blues

Blue is without a doubt a massive trend this year.  I am  seeing it everywhere, from home design exhibitions to the fashion designers runways.  It’s all  about blue, and you don’t have to choose just one shade either.  Different shades of blue rolling back into each other in the same room will ignite the senses like an afternoon on a tropical beach.  Azure, beryl, teal, cobalt, sapphire; an intoxicating array  of blue, folding back into themselves in an ocean of electric interior design.  Apart from turquoise which I covered in my last blog, the other shade of blue which has gained popularity  is navy.  A calming, shade which commands authority without appearing desperate; easy and pleasant on the eye, this is one you can’t go wrong with in 2014: Navy is vogue.  Use it in accessories, soft furnishings, couches, cushions, cupboards, walls and anywhere else you can imagine it.