Nine Trends: What’s Hot for 2016

Anticipating “what’s next” is important in any industry and it’s absolutely critical when it comes to design. With 2015 now more than halfway over, we asked Beth Almond, ASID, color consultant for the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, for the top design trends for next year.

Metallics: Look out for rose gold and copper! The coming year will also bring gold and high-end polished brass. Bronze and brown metallic will replace the long popular oil rubbed bronze.

Pastels: Think beyond spring. Good for all seasons with pink and green as the hot combo.

Brights: Zap! Bam! With the explosion of blockbuster, superhero hero movies, envision comic book brights as widely used accent colors. In your home, these colors could be focused on a pair of chairs, a wall, or some other significant element of the space.

Mirrors: Who’s the fairest of them all? In 2016, we’ll see mirrors in new and unusual shapes. Also look for words on mirrors and mirrored lighting fixtures.

Mixed materials: Clever, perhaps counter intuitive combinations will stand out in the New Year. Look for LuciteLux® paired with metal, wood and more on fixtures and furniture as well as architectural features.

Marble: With its honed finish, black and white marble is timeless. But brown marble is one to watch in 2016.

Marble pattern: You’ll marvel at marble on everything from clocks and fabric to home and fashion accessories.

Greek key motifs: This classic pattern rarely goes out of style and will be embraced in 2016 for lamps, rugs, furniture, jewelry and fashion.

Stone: Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but in 2016 the less sparkly finishes of terrazzo, agate, malachite, onyx, soapstone, lava stone and crystal will shine in the spotlight.

Want to know more about what’s behind these trends? We’ll discuss the themes influencing color for 2016 next month.

Trend predictions are from Lucite International’s Color Consultant for its LuciteLux® cast acrylic brand, Beth Almond, ASID.