Spring Trends 2019April 1st, 2019 by Clark Danson
The rain clouds are parting and the birds are chirping, spring is finally here! From bright colors to bold patterned wallpaper, we have all the tips and tricks for turning your home into a spring oasis.
Living Coral – Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year
Last year, Ultraviolet was the color trend that swept the interior design nation. The deep purple shades took us back to nights spent under the stars and sparkling moonlight. This year, Pantone did a complete 180 and chose a color that is still vibrant, but earthy. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral.
The reasoning behind this choice is far beyond the fact that it’s pretty. We are living in a world that is dependent on technology. But as the digital age grows, so does the need for authentic and real experiences. The color, living coral, represents the coming together of nature and modern life.
There are several ways to incorporate living coral into your home design. If you are afraid to make the leap, start small. Adding accessories like a decorative bowl or vase will make the room pop! If you are ready to dive in, add a splash of color to your bathroom or kitchen space to give your home an oceanic feel.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, biophilia is the love of nature and the need to engage with other forms of life. Everything in today’s society revolves around technology, and as time goes on, more and more people are losing touch with the outside world. But designers are pushing for change by incorporating biophilic trends into homes and office buildings.
Biophilic Design for Your Home
You can bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home by adding raw materials such as wood, stone, and slate. There are several benefits that come with biophilia:
Improved Air Quality
If you live in a big city, you know that outdoor pollution levels are rising. As outdoor pollution grows, so does the indoor air quality. There is a simple solution: plants. Plants work to purify the air and absorb carbon dioxide to create oxygen.
Adding plants to your home can do wonders for your mental health and wellbeing. It has been proven that plants help reduce stress and create a calming environment.
Biophilic Design for Your Workplace
Just as plants can help improve your mood and wellbeing in your home, it can also improve employee morale in the workplace.
If your office has an open floor plan, you know how noisy it can get. Between the phone ringing, people chatting, and constant mouse clicking, it makes it hard to concentrate on your own work. Plants can remedy this issue because they contain absorptive materials that help mitigate the noise and allow you to focus on your work.
Green = Creativity
Most people associate the color green with money, but it is actually associated with creativity. Placing plants throughout the office can not only increase productivity but also help your employees feel more engaged and motivated.
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese philosophy that dates back to the 14th century. It combines the meanings of two words, wabi and sabi, and is defined as finding the beauty in imperfection. Here are seven principles you can implement in your home and lifestyle to achieve wabi-sabi:
- Kanso – the concept of simplicity. In interior design terms, this means getting rid of the items that you no longer have a use for or decluttering.
- Fukinsei – looking for the beauty in asymmetry. Fukinsei focuses on finding the balance between organization and nonuniformity.
- Shibumi – Shibumi is very similar to Kanso in the sense that it focuses on being understated and simple.
- Shizen – The beauty of naturalness. This principle stresses that everything happens for a reason. You can plan out an entire design, but in the end, all of the pieces will come together naturally.
- Yugen – Yugen encourages you to avoid the obvious and take in the beauty of items that are invisible to the eye.
- Datsuzoku – The art of being free. The principle of Datsuzoku urges you to take a break from your everyday routine and enjoy freedom.
- Seijaku – the feeling of tranquility or solitude.
Back in 2017, we saw tropical wallpaper and decor make a major comeback. Two years later, and nothing has changed! If you are looking to add tropical vibes to your home, follow these tips:
With spring and full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to redecorate your home. Adding shades of blue, yellow, and green to your home will brighten up your space and make you feel like your on vacation in the tropics.
If you’re skeptical about installing tropical wallpaper, you can start by hanging prints around the house. Places like Etsy, Urban Outfitters, and Pinterest, all have a wide selection of tropical prints to purchase, frame, and display.
Visit Reno Paint Mart
We hope that you are feeling inspired to redecorate your home for the spring season! Reno Paint Mart has all of the supplies you will need to prepare your home, including paint, paint supplies, wallpaper steamers, and more. Connect with a representative from Reno Paint Mart today!