Emerald kitchens and seven other trends to try this season
Written byNena FarrellSeptember 23, 2019
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Photo by Marisa Vitale, courtesy of The ShadeStore
1 of 8Photo by Marisa Vitale, courtesy of The ShadeStore
Natural Fibers Are on The Rise
This season sees a push toward earthy natural textures. “Think jute window coverings and cork ceiling tiles,” says Sunset’s senior home editor, Sally Kuchar. These woven wood window coverings from The Shade Store are just the beginning of the possibilities.
Courtesy of Tempaper
2 of 8Courtesy of Tempaper
Matte Black Is Still In
Matte black has made a splash on walls and it’s still going strong, but in newer, softer ways. "Decorating with matte black infuses sophistication in a room in an effortless way—It’s both sleek and elegant. Pair it on walls with lux colors for a contemporary look or with neutrals for a modern, minimalistic approach,” says Jennifer Matthews, co-founder and creative director of Tempaper. She recommends trying out Tempaper’s new Garden Chinoiserie mural design that features matte black with caramel gold, soft whites, and grays.
From baked ochre to burnt sienna, the colors of the Southwest are getting a warm welcome in homes. Sunset’s home editors recommend leaning into color palettes inspired by the desert this fall with throw pillows, printed throw blankets, and the like.
Photo by Kat Alves, courtesy of Colossus Mfg.
4 of 8Photo by Kat Alves, courtesy of Colossus Mfg.
Muted Pattern Play Makes a Statement
“As we move into fall, we’ll see start to see a shift towards a more muted color palette, but continued use of the bold patterns and textures that we’ve been seeing all summer long,” says Kele Dobrinski of Colossus Mfg. “Expect to see our social feeds fill with more pattern-on-pattern play, as designers mix and match chunky, oversized classics like houndstooth and gingham paired with textured neutrals.”
Blue kitchens have been a popular choice the last few years. But the next up-and-coming color for kitchens? Emerald green, according to Kuchar. Keep an eye out for green kitchens this fall, or if you’re looking for a fresh coat of paint for your cabinets or kitchen island, consider a deep green like this one.
The designers of Studio McGee are playing with a fresh twist on fall colors this season. “Earth tones are always a go-to for fall, but right now we love pairing them with mauve, rust, and blush tones. It's a palette that still feels true to the season, but fresh and different for the year.”
Carrara marble is a timeless countertop choice in kitchens. The popular pick is popping up with moodier shades and more veins than the typical marble, and we’re here for it.
Photo by Leslie Santarina/Spotted SF
8 of 8Photo by Leslie Santarina/Spotted SF
Get in Shape
Geometric patterns have been all the rage for a while, but this fresh take from the design duo of the Homme Boys offers new contours for the cozy season. "We have currently been experimenting with a lot of geometric shapes to give character to otherwise boxy rooms,” say Austin and Alex of Hommeboys. “From installing arched doors, punching out accent shapes into the wall for mirrors and shelving, and finding funky shapes in art, textiles and pottery we are incorporating a more earthy aesthetic to the geometry of the ‘80s. On finish we are starting to see Sho-sugi-ban, a Japanese wood burning technique typically used on exteriors, pick up steam for interior applications. We like using this charred wood as an accent wall or even in the molding. It has a velvety texture that adds depth and gives a bold statement to what could otherwise be a boring space. And after a long love affair with Zelliege, the classic Moroccan rustic tile, we are moving towards a more modern thin brick tile that when stacked in less traditional arrangements adds that interesting geometry we are currently infatuated with."