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Colour is king in 2016 furniture trends

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DH Vancouver Staff Nov 16, 2015 11:45 am

2016 is just around the corner, and as well as giving ourselves a makeover, the chances are that many of our New Year’s resolutions will also include giving our homes a spruce up too. So what will be the hottest interior design trend in 2016? According to expert Debbie Heal, it’s going to be colour, and lots of it.

Debbie Heal is a visual merchandiser and buyer with La-Z-Boy who has worked in the furniture industry for over 20 years. She is the visionary behind furnishing many local lottery homes, most recently Morgan Creek’s Hometown Heroes Home Lottery and White Rock’s Millionaire Designer Home Lottery.

Image: Nightlife Collection

Image: Nightlife Collection

For 2016, she says colour and layered patterns will be the biggest trends, and that anyone can breathe new life into a living room without breaking the bank. To help give you some inspiration, here are Debbie’s top four colour trends for the year ahead:

Neutrals will never go out of style. Grey is still the forerunner.

Neutrals will never go out of style. Add neutrals to help balance that pop of colour and even out the room. Popular neutral colours include everything from light to dark, but the front runner is still grey. It blends with most colours so try adding that to your next project.

Image: Collins Collection

Image: Collins Collection

Blues are in, with navy and indigo being the top shades for 2016.

Blues are in with navy and indigo being the top shades for 2016. Since colour is king, the balance with blue hues brightens up any room. An easy way to add this popular colour to your room is through accessories, or by adding blue furniture like sofas or armchairs.

Image : Laurel Collection

Image : Laurel Collection

Denim shades will be a highlight for fabrics and artwork.

Denim shades will be a highlight for fabrics and artwork in 2016. It might seem daunting to add this shade, but through accent pieces like pillows, paintings, and throws you can really make a room pop. Lamps, ottomans and accent carpets are also a great idea.

Image : Malina Collection

Image : Malina Collection

Add warm-toned metals like copper.

The popularity of warm-toned metals like copper and rose gold will continue to rise. Incorporating some pieces like dressers, tables or mirrors into your space is never a bad idea. Furniture with metal trims is an easy way to add this trend to the room and if that metal is rose gold, your room will be really trendy.

Image : Nolita Chair

Image : Nolita Chair

A final piece of advice from Debbie is to just have fun and keep it simple, rather than a complete overhaul: “You can refresh and add some of these trends to your interiors through the use of accessories, throw pillows and carpets!”

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