Wrapping up this series, Gentle Readers! Our first five trends were: light wood, natural materials, curved furniture, bouclé upholstery, and 1980s revival (heaven help us). Here’s the final interior design trend we just can’t ignore, much as we’d like to.
Trend #6: Pastels, especially mauve
There’s still a lot of white and gray out there – I was wrong about strong color making a comeback! But pastels are creeping in, which could be a further hangover from the early 80s. Ick. Is this because Sherwin Williams just announced their color of the year, Redend Point, and it’s mauvey?
Whatever the reason, pastels are back, so we might as well get used to it. I don’t mind pastel colors — even mauve! — in bedrooms or other quiet spaces, or when they have punchy color nearby. But a living room layered in pastels…it’s just not my style, that’s all.
There you have it, Gentle Readers. Six interior design trends for 2023 spotted at High Point Furniture Market. Now you can go ahead and ignore them.
Annie Elliott Design is based in Washington, DC, and we have offices in St. Michaels, Maryland, and Middlebury, Vermont. To see more from High Point hop on over to my TikTok account! Lots of useful design tidbits there, too. It’s worth downloading yet another app ;)