Week of January 4th, 2021 - Fresh Takes, New Trends in 2021

Week of January 4th, 2021 - Fresh Takes, New Trends in 2021 - Architessa

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week

Happy New Year! In what was arguably one of the most historical years in recent decades, 2020 was filled with unexpected changes that made it one for the history books. COVID-19 brought us new challenges to overcome and we've adapted our way of life, some changes good and some not in our favor. While the vaccine brings promises of new beginnings in 2021, we're taking a different approach to our top 5 design this week. Take a look at what's to come from Architectural Ceramics, soon-to-be Architessa, some trends expected by the industry in 2021, and gear up for a fresh start, both in your personal life and in the world of design. Check out our top 5 design posts of the week below and enjoy our fresh takes for 2021!

1. Color Theory

2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams has announced their color of the year for 2021 - Urbane Bronze! This warm grey evokes feelings of sophistication and the influence of nature. Of course, you don't have to base your entire home design on a single color, but its definitely worth taking a look at some of their spotlighted designs!

2. Six Predictions in the 2021 World of Design

6 Predictions for Design’s Big Trends in 2021, Architectural Digest

Looking ahead into 2021, Architectural Digest asked designers and design firms all across the world what we should expect to see in 2021, and the future is bright! As mentioned, "It often felt like there wasn’t much to celebrate in 2020, so we’re ready for design that celebrates life and unapologetically screams happiness and joy through patterns, forms, and colors." This means we can expect lots of bright pastels and outspoken colors in non-traditional patters as the world celebrates a new year, a fresh breathe of air and indulges in something worth looking at. Another upcoming trend to keep an eye out for is transparency in design materials and structure, as the industry is shifting towards a more sustainable approach in an effort to protect our Earth. This means more facts up-front, more carbon-neutral shipping options, and making sustainability a "requirement and not a trend." Check out their four other predicted design trends for 2021 in the link above and let us know what you're most excited for in the comments below!

3. What The Design World is Leaving Behind in 2021

Here Are The Interior Design Trends Going Away In 2021, Forbes

Our third post for this week's top 5 designs focuses on trends we're leaving behind in 2020, starting with taking the modern farmhouse look "out to pasture." Being overdone in places that don't fit the bill such as apartments or high-rise condos has taken the farmhouse look and stretched it too thin, and thus we're waving this trend adios in 2021. Another trend we're leaving behind is white kitchens, as recently people have been gravitating towards more exotic options outside of the black-and-white color scheme, bringing their kitchens more life than they ever imagined. Check out the rest of their "outs" for 2020 design and let us know which one you're glad to see go!

4. Top Trends for 2021


Focusing on the most central aspect of a home, the living room, Elle Decor brings us their top trends to expect in living rooms of 2021. Cozy and comfortable are making a return, so move over formal living rooms that are intimidating. More seating options, whether extra couches or chairs, are also to be expected, along with one of our personal favorite design trends, luxe minimalism. “Because many of us are working and learning from home, bringing in natural materials like marble, wood, and caning can create a sense of calmness in our personal spaces." We can't wait for the upcoming year and what living rooms transform into!

5.The Twelve Hottest Trends for the New Year

Interior design trends 2021 – the 12 biggest looks for the New Year, Homes & Gardens

Rounding out the New Year, check out the top ins and outs of the design world brought to us by Homes and Gardens. We can expect more of a homemade arts and crafts feel when dealing with aspects of interior design as people move towards more sustainable options, while keeping some vintage vibes. Additionally, we can expect to see more earthy tones utilized among the bright pastels for amazing contrast that soothes the mind, which we can't wait for. Check out the rest of their predictions for the 2021 world of design in the link above!

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