Minimalism has been popular for a long time, but colors have been mostly black, grey, and white. Now minimalism is moving towards warm colors like cream, tan, and brown. Minimalism is not going away anytime soon. It is a simplistic and beautiful style. This style is great for corporate spaces as well as for the home.
Some people prefer the opposite of minimalism because minimalism does seem a little less personalized. Maximalism allows us to see a person's personality show through in a space.
Maximalism is a newer trend and is a rebellion against the minimalism look. A lot of times the look includes vintage and contemporary items mixed together as well as layered colors and textures. This is more suited for a personal space like a home that is lived in and is hard to keep in a minimalistic style.
Curved, Post-modern style furnishings are gaining popularity. Mid Century Modern has not gone out of style though, and probably won't anytime soon. With the popularity of the vintage styles of the past also comes a rise in the popularity of thrifting vintage items in those styles. This is helpful in the sustainability movement.
Japandi is a new trend in interior design. The style is similar to warm minimalism, but with Japanese and Scandinavian influences incorporated.
"Japandi, as the name suggests, is a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian styles. It is influenced by the ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, a way of life tha values slow-living, contentment and simplicity, as well as the Scandinavian practice of hygge, which embraces comfort, coziness and wellbeing. Japandi blends the smooth, modern lines of Scandinavian design with the sleek, functional, elegance of the Japanese aesthetic. It is minimalist yet welcoming and is all about using neutral tones, lots of textures and natural materials. So far, this trend is standing the test of time." says Grahamandgreen: https://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/about/guru/japandi/
The Color Green:
As the paint companies have forecasted, green is the color of 2022. The colors of nature remain popular as they are calming and reminiscent of the outdoors. Many people are still isolating and quarantining themselves due to COVID and the green color along with the other natural colors are helpful in times of stress. Plants and inspiration from nature continue to be on-trend in the home and will most likely be here to stay for a while.
Another new trend for 2022 is limewash walls. What is limewash?
"An ancient house staple dating back to Roman times, limewash is made from limestone that’s been crushed, burned, and mixed with water to make a lime putty. The putty is aged and then thinned with water and colored with natural pigments. Limewash creates surfaces that are mottled and matte with a chalky texture something like suede. It lends a depth and luminosity to flat walls." - https://www.remodelista.com/posts/remodeling-101-limewashed-walls-limewash-paint/
Bold contrasting marble statement pieces are in. Marble has been in for a long time, but bold contrasting marble is showing up more in design. For marble lovers, this is an awesome statement to add to the home. This trend is also beautiful in corporate interiors.