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sunshine546 Sat 06-Jan-18 08:35:32

What is in fashion this year? Grey, navy and copper still? It is it feature wallls or have they had their day? I'm clueless and want to make my house look a bit more trendy even if it's just a few accessories

Thanks

franktheskank Sat 06-Jan-18 08:37:57

I think copper is already starting to look a bit dated and brass is a better choice.

sunshine546 Sat 06-Jan-18 12:39:52

Thanks frank

Any blogs etc I can look at to inspire me?

Thanks

LaurieFairyCake Sat 06-Jan-18 12:54:55

I have one copper sitting room (paired with navy), and one brass sitting room (paired with mid blue)

They both still look fresh but I've bought two orangier cushions to update the copper (which is very warm and cosy looking) for spring

MiaowTheCat Sat 06-Jan-18 19:21:29

I know people are eagerly predicting its downfall - but we were looking around bathroom showrooms earlier this week and it's still grey grey grey out there - the pops of colour going with the grey have changed a little bit from the ubiquitous (and I'm not slagging it off - my own house is lots of it) grey and teal/aqua to things like orange coming in a lot more (I'm dithering over doing this in our new bathroom - like it but I'll probably play it safer in the end and wuss out).

I like grey though - I bloody hate cream-based neutral pallets (years of having to rent in magnolia walls)

BadTasteFlump Mon 08-Jan-18 13:17:12

I think grey is likely to be around for a long time yet - when you consider how long magnolia clung on we must still have about 50 years of it to go...

Re brass and copper, I like to mix the two a bit, it looks good and stops it being too matchy.

And personally I think feature walls are fine (as in one wallpapered wall or painted in a bold colour) as long as you don't call it a feature wall grin

MiaowTheCat Mon 08-Jan-18 13:26:27

...as long as your dimwit husband doesn't spill an entire fucking pot of the feature wall paint all over the bloody carpet in the room you're painting like mine did yesterday.

HAD to be the feature wall really strong coloured stuff... fucking bright purple (shade picked by a 5 year old girl so bloody purple purple). Least it's like shade of the year or something - just not on a bloody carpet!

magicstar1 Mon 08-Jan-18 14:02:45

I'm on a FB group and everyone last year was using grey paint...now they're all changing to navy.

Fantasticmissfoxy Tue 09-Jan-18 23:05:27

Strong blues and greens, lavender rather than dusky pink and black / oil rubbed bronze taking over from copper I reckon...

GingerKitCat Wed 10-Jan-18 20:13:47

Ooh which group magicstar?

MiaowTheCat Wed 10-Jan-18 21:09:04

Oh good lavender... that'll be the half pot of purple emulsion dh spilt on the kid's carpet being bang on trend then

RoseWhiteTips Thu 11-Jan-18 12:45:27

OP:

Feature walls have never been a signifier of good taste in interior design.

magicstar1 Thu 11-Jan-18 13:00:23

@GingerKitCat it's called Make a House a Home. To be honest it seems to be hundreds of people all doing the same thing - if one covers their stairs in broken mirror, then they all do. It's rare I find something I like on it.

GingerKitCat Fri 12-Jan-18 00:53:53

Thanks magic! I joined a similar one hoping for some inspiration and it's pretty bad wink
Extremely repetetive, people don't even bother to scroll to look for identical queries/ photos grin

GingerKitCat Fri 12-Jan-18 00:57:58

...everyone's obsessed with grey and mustard and doing odd things to their stairs grin

GreenFingeredGardener7 Fri 12-Jan-18 00:59:58

Agree with copper on its way out and replaced with gold/brass and I’ve seen a lot of square tiles rather than metro tiles lately. Grey and yellow is being replaced by navy and teal. Feature walls haven’t been in fashion for years. But op I think you should go for what you love rather than what’s on trend, it will last longer as the trends change so quickly. What are your favourite colours/what’s your style?

MrsPicklesonSmythe Fri 12-Jan-18 17:01:02

Artificial plants everywhere! Either dark navy, green, slate industrial, mustard or blush pink and grey.

user187656748 Fri 12-Jan-18 17:06:13

Navy, blush, emerald green. Sage green taking over as the neutral from grey.
Copper was a flash in the pan. Brass is now where it's at.
Lots of large house plants
Lots of patterned tiles. High end mother of pearl is featuring strongly in luxury bathrooms.

inapickleoverthis Fri 12-Jan-18 18:14:09

Thanks all

So what can I do with my hallway and stairs?

They are magnolia walls with a cream carpet .. boringville! the walls need repainting so happy to repaint in a diff colour or wallpaper

Also any good blogs or Facebook interior designers I can follow for inspiration

I find Pinterest too hard to search

Thanks!

user187656748 Fri 12-Jan-18 18:24:14

I would spend some time looking on Houzz. If you go onto Houzz.com, the US site you'll see the trends coming through more clearly. spend some time just browsing the photos (you can filter for hallway) and create an idea book for your hallway. Every time you see a picture you like, save it to your idea book. Then at the end look through the idea book and you'll see patterns emerging which shows you what you really like.

ridinghighinapril Fri 12-Jan-18 18:41:12

Love grey, navy, blush, white and copper palettes - the copper is subtle though and goes well with the blush - we have this in our kitchen/living area - it's fresh and warm in equal measure. As most of it's neutral it's unlikely to date.
We have dark green, white and gold in our front room - much more striking and opulent.

Go for what you like, ignore the "trends" - too expensive to change to keep on trend anyway.
Any colour palette, however seemingly on trend, will look awful if done badly. Conversely, most will look good if done well!

Kittenlady Fri 12-Jan-18 19:04:47

Look on Amazon at scene wall murals,you can make a whole wall look like its a beach/forest ect,there's even kids ones including where's Wally, I'd buy them myself but they're beyond my budget

inapickleoverthis Fri 12-Jan-18 19:48:06

Riding high

That sounds fab.. want to share pics?!!

I know I should go with what I like but I've done that with my House for years and it's just really all different shades of beige so I need some help!

ridinghighinapril Sat 13-Jan-18 11:25:27

@inapickle - I would if it didn't out me!

I used and easily replaceable copper accessories so I wasn't committed to them long term, IYSWIM, e.g. copper lamp (rather than ceiling light), wire basket and occasional ornaments.

We do have copper handles on our kitchen cabinet but these are slimline, similar to the photo attached and not so in your face!

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