Decorating Trends on the Way Out in 2020, According to Top Influencers
When it comes to staying on top of the latest design trends, it's just as important to know what's "out" as it is to know what's "in." That's why we polled top influencers about the design trends they're saying goodbye to this year. If you're wondering what's on its way out in 2020, you've come to the right place. Read on, or risk falling for a design "don't" instead of a design "do."
"We went from Millennial Pink to a lighter-toned blush pink within the last few years, and I am ready to say goodbye to anything that feels too soft in the pink family altogether. Instead, I'd opt for a putty color or something with a little warmer tone to it that leans more terracotta and rust."
— Bobby Berk
"Grays and a limited neutral palette. We are so excited to see the beloved ‘neutral palette’ expand to include warmer, richer browns, camels, and cognacs. These warmer neutrals play so nicely with grays and whites, so various shades of all of the above will be our go-to colors in the year ahead! Warmer tones also help imbue a home with a timeless, enduring ambience."
— Kate Marker
"New things can be great, but we’re hoping to see more and more spaces embrace vintage pieces. We’re all about reducing consumption. Giving old objects new life is not only great for our planet, but brings so much character and soul to interior spaces.”
— Sara & Rich Combs
“Even though we love a neutral color palette, we are ready to move on from all-white kitchens once and for all. In the upcoming year, we're excited to reintroduce color to this important room within any home.”
— Brooke and Henry Jones
“Now, don't get mad at me yet. I've used it in projects before and will continue to use it in the right space (outdoor, boho, global-inspired). But in other styles and rooms where it doesn't stylistically feel like a good fit, I am ready to see the hanging chair take a seat and make room for some more modern and clean-lined options coming from the ceiling. Leather sling chair, anyone?”
— Brady Tolbert
"In 2020, I am psyched to say goodbye to accent walls. Accent walls have been a trend for a while now and are beginning to fade. It is no longer the focal point of interiors. Single colored walls are making a greater impact when paired with colorful decor or furnishings.”
— Rivka Davidowitz
“Is it true? Could we be seeing fewer white kitchens with stainless steel appliances in 2020? I certainly think so! I'm thrilled to see this trend go as homeowners start to experiment with moody colors like black and deep olive green for their kitchen cabinetry. And with dark cabinetry comes the re-introduction of white appliances, but with brushed bronze pulls and hardware."
— Elizabeth Rishel
“It seems like every home going up these past few years has been a modern farmhouse. In 2020, I’m looking forward to a new year where people are embracing color and more of their own personality in their homes! I was never a big fan of the feature wall, either. If you’re going to go bold, I say go big! I’m seeing people embrace color and patterns more and more, so I’m excited to wrap whole rooms in wallpaper, rather than just one wall.”
“I love the modern aesthetic, but sometimes mid-century modern can feel way overdone. I’m definitely drawn to clean lines, but think it’s important to add layers, texture, and color to a space to make it feel inviting and unique. Almost every trend can work if done the right way—there’s definitely a balance.”
— Audrey Kuether
Image:Emily Henderson Photography