What’s new for 2016

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Was your New Year’s resolution to be on trend when it comes to your interiors in 2016?
Get your mood boards at the ready, because here is the lowdown on the trends for this year.

Scandinavian style
Take yourself on a trip every day with a style that is chic, fresh and simple. Rebecca VanderMeulen Design Centre Supervisor, says that this is about “very light colours, very light flooring, lots of whites, and very light and airy.”

All in the pattern
Step away from the plain walls and floors and think about patterns. Rebecca say that we will be seeing “lots of geometry, lots of shape a far as wall tiles, floor tiles go… patterns as well. So a simple rectangle tile, if it is small, can be laid in staggered pattern or a hound’s-tooth pattern. I think you are going to see a lot of variation in geometric tile.”

And the colour?
We are still seeing greys on the walls. Hues from white, to dark gray will be popular alongside navy blues. Rebecca says that we are seeing navy in cabinetry instead of whites and browns.

Mixed metals
Gone are the days of silver, now we are seeing bronze and brass accessories alongside chrome. Rebecca says: “It’s not just going to be stainless steel faucets anymore, chrome is really modern. With end tables and things like that, I think you are going to see a lot more brass, gold, copper… Anything shiny is going to come back.”

Laundry rooms and closets

Your washer and dryer is no longer hidden in the corner. Now, we are seeing full laundry rooms. “A lot of people are doing really stylish, upgraded laundry rooms. Adding cabinetry, adding backsplashes, open shelving for storage and baskets, and making the laundry room a decorative room.” says Rebecca.

The same trend will be seen for closets. They are not just a hole in the wall, but a room to themselves. “Walk-in closets are becoming designer closets. People are adding whatever they need to keep everything in their closet.”

We can do it all

The Richcraft design team are here to help you create your dream home. Tiles, paint colour, cabinetry,
“we can give them (homeowners) anything they need to create the house of their dreams,”
concludes Rebecca.