Michelle Workman Interiors
Ultra-modern, stark, harsh, or overly cold colors (gray, stark black, and ultra-white) are being eschewed for something softer and more inviting. With stressful times over the last year, people are wanting to relax and decompress in a welcoming and warm environment. As a result, the top trend I am seeing is a rugged beach vibe – think Slim Aarons’ photos of life in the French Riviera. The tendency is toward dusty, soft pastels such as rose, sage, and duck egg. Neutrals are going soft white, cream, and sand, with small injections of chocolate or forest green. The shapes are mid-century modern in nature with an addition of rattan or jute to give them a casual, relaxed feel.