Last year, the interior continued to be in a closed and deeply personalized space imposed on humanity by the pandemic. We spent almost two years with restrained gray, relaxing ocher and warm caramel tones. In 2024, this “universal” menu became rather boring, and the designers managed to get their teeth on edge.
People irresistibly wanted to take a deep breath of fresh air, to be among the vibrant colors, to feel the bright tastes of fragrant mango, hot pepper, enveloping chocolate. Calm colors went down in the annals of history, in 2024 a completely different palette awaits us.
- 1 Top wall paint colors 2024
- 2 Living plants in interior design 2024
- 3 Maximalist prints replace moderation
- 4 Natural materials
- 5 “Trophies” in the interior 2024
- 6 Hybrid layout is in vogue
- 7 Curved Furniture 2024
- 8 Using tufted textures
- 9 We refuse white in the direction of juicy and bright
- 10 New Gray Colors In The Interior 2024
- 11 Clean Spaces
- 12 Emphasis On Metal Finish
- 13 Cooking, working, studying at the same table
- 14 Shabby chic
- 15 How to use vintage in 2024
- 16 The main details in the interior design trends 2024
Top wall paint colors 2024
The colors surrounding a person directly affect emotions, and therefore designers turn not so much to objects as to paints to create space for inspiration. Leading color companies have already announced the palette, and it promises a bright future. From 2024, new emotions and undertakings are waiting for us to draw from the natural world.
With the onset of the New Year, the era of green has been declared. This is not an open shade, but its undertones with gray. The refined tone symbolizes the harmony of man and the world around him. A barely perceptible transition gives the space depth and brightness, and the impression is only enhanced if living plants are used in the interior.
The organic color scheme has come for a long time. Olive, sage and terracotta colors are seen as 2024 favorites. The dense current mood (soothing green) strikes a balance between boldness and versatility, offering design ideas for those who are not ready for color challenges.
Deep purple makes not only shake things up, but also rethink your vision of the surrounding space. Studies “in dark colors” are no longer seen as endless variations of black. The highlight of the thick range is aubergine (or deep eggplant). This sensual design element is no longer a background, but the brightest accent, which is matched with neutral furniture and textiles.
The striking shade pairs perfectly with the tones of the earthy palette. It is her designers who offer as a link between our indefatigable desires and common sense.
For hot lovers, very peri and chartreuse have appeared in the 2022 palette. The lively shade of the periwinkle (very peri), according to psychologists, is conducive to creativity. The difficult to perceive transition from blue to violet-red is ideally combined with houseplants, thanks to which very peri is seen not as an accent tone, but as the basis of a biophilic environment.
Fearless and electrifying lemon-yellow chartreuse (chartreuse) and at first and second glance is not for the faint of heart. If the revolutionary transitions from the calm 2023 to the defiant 2024 seem crazy so far, designers recommend using the rising decor star pointwise in textiles and accent furniture. The most daring can give her all the space, flooding the room with a bright Mediterranean mood.
Another favorite of the year is yellow. More recently, this shade had a poor reputation. The designers claimed that it was outdated and overwhelming. Today, sunny tones literally envelop the interiors, filling the space with energy and love of life.
Fashionable color notes in 2024 are supported by the decor of living plants. Restrained green is considered as neutral, because this tone goes well with other colors. At the same time, an additional bright color appears in the apartment, which does not tire the eyes.
Green content boldly captures space, moving from window sills to walls and into the depths of rooms. There was even a new term – “living walls”. They are used both as accent structures and as green dividers of open areas.
At design forums, they are discussing with might and main what types of plantings can be used in apartments. And it’s not so much about the features of care, but about compatibility with popular floral prints. For example, if wallpaper with Asian motifs is used in the room, a fan-shaped Chinese palm or a tall ficus formed in the bonsai style is suitable for decoration.
The surge in interest in plants is due to the difficult consequences of pandemic restrictions. Green pets stayed with us during the lockdown and people realized their therapeutic activity. Bringing a piece of nature into the urban world worked as a powerful psychological relief, so today many are not averse to turning into home gardeners.
The minimalist approach has finally lost ground, giving way to imaginative patterns. The desire to surround yourself with flowers, foliage, clouds floating across the sky organically combined with home textiles, tiles, wallpaper, inspiring designers to create luxurious compositions.
The main trend is airiness and serenity, and it works well in all spaces without exception, from bedrooms to kitchens and hallways. In addition to the realistic images traditional for the West, the Chinoiserie style, popular in the second half of the 18th century and until the middle of the 19th century, came into fashion. Fantastic scenes with plants and animals depicted in an Asian style will decorate living rooms and bedrooms in 2024.
Designers strongly recommend not to limit yourself to scale: grandiose accent planes with stylized flowers and birds today are both on the walls and at the height of fashion. And even – let’s open the veil – on the ceiling!
Carried away by the flora, the designers did not forget about the animals. On the path of maximalism, we are waiting for prints with patterns under the zebra, giraffe and spotted cats. Those who have leopard leggings still fresh in their memory can limit themselves to a small bedside rug under the skin of an ocelot. For the rest, huge carpets with imitations of wild prints are offered. Natural fur in a modern interior is said resolutely “No!”, And many certainly agree with this categoricalness.
Among old and new materials, rattan, bamboo, wicker and reed have reappeared in interiors, and it is noticeable that their relationship with the color palette and prints is only growing stronger.
The textures surrounding a person should give the feeling that the connection with nature is inextricable. Today, biophilic design is seen as an independent direction, designed to restore physical and mental health. Objects created in the concept of the natural environment become indispensable elements of the design of each room. Unlike expensive valuable wood, inexpensive and sustainable materials are available not only as furniture. Screens, lamps, interior partitions and full-fledged wall decoration made of bamboo or vines returned to the design.
Craving for everything natural does not imply a quick change of mood. The desire to surround oneself with good things was born from a new attitude to life: not a consumer, but a reasonable user. Rationalism brought eternal values into fashion, among which natural stone occupied a special place. Textured marble surfaces add depth and visual intrigue to interiors.
At the same time, the trend of using recycled materials that have received a second life in the interior is gaining popularity. Spolia (trophies) is used literally everywhere from creating pieces of furniture to making interior walls, floors, flooring and wallpaper.
The pandemic has left a legacy of the transformation of space from single-purpose to multifunctional. Housing will continue to develop the idea of combining a place to live, work, play sports and relax under one roof. Even in small apartments, it is customary to design multi-purpose interiors, where every corner is subject to a zoning scheme. Racks, stairs, pieces of furniture, platforms, which in the new world become partitions, act as conditional limiters.
Wall-to-wall open floor plans are a thing of the past. In interior design trends 2024, you can expect the dining room, living room, kitchen and home office spaces to drift towards a little more isolation. In private homes, the office can even move to a separate building, and then going to work past your own flower beds will turn into a real pleasure.
Curved furniture is also becoming a hallmark of the fashion house, adding its honey spoon to the barrel of kitschy splendor. Rounded shapes should calm the riot of colors somewhat and maintain a calming atmosphere no matter what. Roundings are allowed not only in the geometry of sofas and armchairs, but also in walls.
Designers compare rounded furniture with jeans dear to the heart, from which you can’t force them to crawl out by any means. Cozy armchairs are good for more than just sitting. The form is conducive to virtual communication with a laptop on your lap, to classes, work and reflection. Having immersed yourself in such a chair, you need to be very careful – the bends are so ergonomic that you can easily fall asleep if you sit comfortably.
Furniture with modular capabilities has reached the crest of popularity. Our needs are growing, and designers are offering new settings for life, from stackable sofas to long-lost and resurrected recliner chairs.
Tufted textures are back in 2024 design from Victorian England in the early 1800s. A rather complex textile production, in which the top and base are tightly sewn together, turns a series of geometric patterns into a work of art. Furniture with tufted textiles is, without exaggeration, luxurious, thanks to which the design looks like an example of a palace interior.
With a resurgence during the pandemic lockdown, tufted textures have gone from being a handicraft to a space-decoration favorite. Items pop up all over the house. The gaze glides smoothly over the sofa cushions and slows down on the shaggy ankle-deep carpet in the living room. You don’t want to leave this room.
Until recently, the monochrome range was perceived as an elegant challenge to the “variety of shades.” White on white without halftones was a stylish sign of the times, in which everything was changing, and only the interior was in no hurry. Today, the “hospital wards” are finally and irrevocably archived.
Radical dark and juicy shades have taken root in the kitchens. Deep green in the cooking space has become an enduring trend, harmonizing with steel, granite countertops and copper utensils.
Abandoning white, the designers went further and found a significant flaw in the exquisite gray – he was diagnosed with a lack of personality. People no longer want to be surrounded by faceless walls, on the contrary, everyone wants hugs and emotions, impressions from the present and the past. According to the designers, juicy colors, bright prints and a creative appeal to turbulent times will bring back a range of positive experiences and literally make us feel happy.
New Gray Colors In The Interior 2024
Hurrying to send the gray color to the scrap, the designers came to their senses and passed back with some reservations. Gray is gone, but its derivatives remain. The color greige (grey+beige), highlighted as a special gray, has been paired with agreeable gray. In the new shade, fashionable yellow is added to the main gray and beige, and this is a completely different calico.
Intense yellowish gray (AG) works as a soothing, calming, fresh and clean ambience. The background tone with excellent light reflection is suitable for bright decor in warm colors.
In 2024, interior design no longer relies on gray as it did in 2023. For the former favorite, a niche has been created without a riot of colors, but with rich accents.
You need to use tone gray very carefully and moderately. No need to roll up everything with your favorite paint from floor to ceiling. So the space will be depersonalized, and the elusive beauty of agreeable gray will disappear without a return. A complex shade is used dosed only on walls, on the floor or in decor.
Color AG does not go well with cold burgundy, lacquered orange oak, all shades of beige. Yellowish gray harmonizes with bleached wood, medium browns, dark espressos. The interior welcomes bright spots of mango, coral and turquoise. The main trick to using a neutral tone is as follows:
If you enter a room decorated in agreeable gray and it doesn’t occur to you that it is gray, then everything is done correctly.
In order for lovers of the classics not to get bored, left alone with the warm AG, the designers proposed a novelty with a cool repose gray undertone. And here you have to think not only about compatibility with other tones, but also about maintaining the color temperature.
Cane baskets, rugs, rattan nightstands, wicker lampshades and random colored chairs will make the room interesting, leaving the space bright but not cold anymore.
After spending almost two years inside four walls doing useful and not so useful activities, people wanted to feel collected again and finally move from procrastination to organization. Not only did the desire to get out of your yoga pants and be at the top of society again returned, the same idea found its way into homes.
And this is not about restoring order, but about a radical desire to change the situation. Designers unanimously appeal to the masses: “It’s time to change the interior!”. Structuring concerns both color, textures, and layout, if global alterations are included in the plans.
What began to irritate during pandemic times should disappear from the scene forever. So, the mosaic popular until 2020 has become boring and outlived its usefulness completely. Today, visually clean spaces that are pleasing to the eye and at the same time do not require much maintenance are relevant. It is better to lay a large tile or coating on the floor that does not crush visual perception.
For a long time, shiny steel alloys have been the go-to choice for decorating spaces with a clean and ultra-modern aesthetic. Today, the abundance of cold metal is perceived as unfriendly and alien to a cozy home environment.
Moreover, designers persistently offer works inspired by antique items with patina, satin, brushing. And as if in contrast to surfaces polished to a shine, deliberate rust and bluing (steel blue) come into fashion. Both methods reproduce the rough finishes of the past, and this lends an almost human warmth to the sterile industrial material.
Textured decor is used for accent walls, room dividers, lamps, coffee tables, floor lamps, bar counters.
A number of designers advocate for a home office organized in a separate room. The other half argues that it is possible to bring work closer to the place for cooking, and everyone will benefit from such a synergy of the pleasant with the useful.
The kitchen and dining room are what truly bind us to the home. At a time when trips to cafes and restaurants became problematic, joint homemade lunches and dinners brought the family together. The designers proposed to expand the purpose of the home center of gravity by installing an island-table in the kitchen.
On the one hand, it has a traditional wet area with faucet, sink, dishwasher and hob, and on the other, a free space where you can work. Time will tell how effective the idea is for adult family members, but even today parents with homeschooled children confirm its effectiveness.
In order to make the space cozy, you can use aged things. Heavily framed antique mirrors, patchwork plaids, lanterns, copper utensils and other items with a touch of time are back in fashion.
Modern shabby chic is presented in a fantastic combination of sophisticated vintage aesthetics and rustic charm. The illusion of a lived-in and slightly careless interior with imperfect wall decoration is the main result of the design thought out to the smallest detail.
In design 2024, the idea of all-white as a basis for displaying vintage pieces is no longer relevant. Recreating the palette of time is assigned to muted shades of green, brown and blue. On a lighter background, jet black, yellow and mauve details stand out.
With the last tone, you need to be especially careful, otherwise there is a danger of turning the room into a sugary dollhouse. In order to avoid oversight, brutal objects are added, for example, a lamp made of unpainted metal or a table made of roughly processed wood.
The hits of the season — floral prints — are ideally combined with the shabby chic style. However, designers are advised not to limit themselves to floral ornaments and pay attention to geometric shapes that were popular in the mid-70s. When designing a space in a shabby style, it is necessary to maintain a single thematic plot. From shabby aesthetics, peace and silence are expected, explosions of emotions inherent in eclecticism are inappropriate here.
Old things are not required to fulfill their direct function. A wooden chest can serve as a colorful coffee table, old doors can serve as a unique headboard, and an inconspicuous rusty garden bucket can successfully play the role of a flower pot.
By the way, artistically processed rust is the undisputed favorite of 2024. Brutal interiors using this element fascinate as works of art.
Cracks, peeling paint, scuffs and patina are also in vogue, so the cute trinkets left behind can find a place in the interior. The idea of a new vintage space is based on transparency. A house with old things should not look tired and overloaded. Mixing modern and well-worn objects, it is necessary to strive for lightness and purity.
Here are some ideas for inspiration:
- Table vases made of colored glass.
- Kitchen sets of jars for storing spices.
- The simplest passe-partout and light frames.
- Volumetric transparent lampshades.
Shabby chic teaches you to find beauty in imperfect things. Not all, but very rare obsolete old-timers of houses and apartments can be incredibly attractive. You just need to be able to see the highlight.
Vintage style is categorically against the accumulation of rubbish! The direction is very demanding on details, so look, evaluate and try, and at the slightest doubt, leave the thing alone.
The main details in the interior design trends 2024
In 2024, chairs will become the main pieces of furniture! Appointment is secondary. Moreover, a particularly valuable exhibit is used only as a decoration. It can be a kitchen, bar or dining chair and even a deck chair on the loggia, the main thing is that the object has a shape and rich color.
Let’s take a closer look at the form. Art Nouveau accents, according to designers, are the most flexible. An ordinary chair is fraught with many opportunities for changing and updating the interior.
In a practical and concise item, once an ordinary mass market, today we see a juicy cast of emotions expressed in admiration for open color and functionality. Surprisingly, modernity, born at the peak of the adoption of innovations, managed not only to maintain its dignity after decades, but also to become a kind of museum exhibit.
Textures in 2024 occupied every free corner, sending the idea of simple furnishings to distant mezzanines. Pleasure to the touch is expressed in literally all surfaces from bedside rugs and sofa cushions to the ubiquitous living plants. The maximalist approach of “everything and a lot” does not accept restrictions!
Gorgeous ceramics are coming back to homes. Unremarkable flower vases used for the occasion will no longer be needed. Today, bright oriental colors, unusual shapes, large sizes are relevant.
Oriental motifs continue in carpets and textiles. Old vintage patterns with scuffs and interesting options that fall from the wall to the floor are appropriate here. The main thing is to stick to the chosen theme and not bring color cacophony into the space.
The interior design trends 2024 does not continue the previously chosen direction of a phased withdrawal into oneself. New trends call for emotional rebellion, bursting into consciousness with a palette of bright colors, embossed textures, unusual combinations and spectacular shapes. Let’s see how events develop, but for now let’s adopt a resolute rejection of restraint.