On the Horizon

Spring colors for the home
Cavern Clay paint
Photography courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

Spring’s arrival is a perfect time to rejuvenate your rooms. Looking at the latest home trends for inspiration, maybe it’s time to try a new color that sets the tone for your interiors.

One of this year’s top picks is Cavern Clay from Sherwin-Williams (sherwin-williams.com), which, as Becky Hansen, color program supervisor for the greater Detroit area, explained, is part of the growing influence of natural, earthy hues. The company’s 2019 Color of the Year also fits the “bohemian aesthetic” with its rustic yet warm and casual vibe.

Cavern Clay can complement the taupe-based grays that are among the current trends. The warm shade can define an entire room or be introduced in a subtler fashion through pottery, pillows, tapestry or rugs. Hansen said a white kitchen can be updated when this shade is applied to an island or a pantry door.

Cavern Clay
Photography Courtesy Sherwin-Williams

As part of the terracotta family, Cavern Clay goes well with natural hues and blues like Distance, a rich denim tone, or Stardew for a dusty sky feel. In addition, it also coordinates with navy.

Other spring trends that work well with Cavern Clay are warm materials like bamboo, natural stone and clay. Additional options include worn leather, faded blue denim and wool tribal pattern blankets. Lastly, Hansen said muted whites that resemble bone and rock make the perfect partner, too.

On Trend

Starburst wallpaper
Photography courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

Patterned tile shows no signs of slowing down, according to Sarah Macklem, home stylist and owner of The Yellow Cape Cod (theyellowcapecod.com) in Grand Blanc, which offers e-design services. In addition to major applications like a kitchen backsplash, consider smaller installations like a feature tile above the stove or an accent tile in the foyer.

Move over shiplap, wallpaper is making a comeback, added Macklem, who is considered a social media influencer through her large online presence on sites like Pinterest. “It’s a great way to introduce pattern, color and interest to a kitchen, hallway or foyer,” she said. “Wallpaper can cozy up the look of a bedroom or a family room, or set a dramatic tone in a dining space or give personality to a powder room.”

Texture is another trend that can take an existing décor to the next level by adding another layer of interest, Macklem said. She suggested pillows, bedding and rugs, as well as kitchen and bath textiles with special details and dimensional art like macramé.

The statement sofa is a fun trend to try. Whether you go for a geometric pattern or a bold color like mustard or teal, your upholstery selection can bring a ton of personality to your living space. Tufting and nailhead trim also can make your sofa more of a focal point. “After a long period of monochromatic, neutral interiors trending, I think we will see more bold upholstery choices as we are starting to crave color this spring,” Macklem said.

Lola Sofa from West Elm
Photography courtesy of West Elm

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