The 8 Décor Trends Pinterest Users Were Obsessed With in 2016
The first step to every great décor plan is finding inspiration—and what better place to look than Pinterest? Long gone are the days of gluing magazine cutouts to an actual IRL board—today's design boards come in the form of Pinterest collections carefully curating everything that caught our eye. The content sharing platform, which catalogs billions of pins every year, is a wealth of décor knowledge and trend forecasting. More recently, the team at Pinterest analyzed home décor pins to reveal the top trends that were on the rise in 2016 and the ones that plummeted throughout the year.
Wondering which trends you should adopt in 2017, and which ones you should retire? We break down Pinterest's comprehensive trend report to help you make these important décor decisions. Should you embrace minimalism or boho chic? Which color should you paint your bedroom? Which cabinet style should you adopt in the kitchen? All those questions and more—answered.
Mary McDonald predicted the death of chevron, and it turns out she was right. "I think it's a beautiful pattern, but I don't want to see it anymore," said the designer. "I think it needs a 15-year break." Pinterest data shows that the popular pattern is definitely "out" for 2017—the social platform even created a RIP Chevron board to mourn the loss of the beloved geometric print.
IN: Muted Palettes
OUT: Wall Signs
We may be embracing a little clutter here at MyDomaine, but it seems that Pinterest users are not. With a rise in all things storage and organization, homeowners want to eliminate clutter once and for all. Time to retire those tchotchkes and baubles that adorn your shelves and tables.
With the proliferation of the KonMari decluttering method, which took 2016 by storm, Pinners seemed to also embrace a minimalistic approach to décor. Out with the clutter went furniture and accents with too much ornamentation, in favor of clean lines and sober color palettes.
OUT: Yellow Bedrooms
We love studying paint color trends at MyDomaine, and this year it seems that our predictions were right. The color yellow, which wasn't present in our paint color trend report for 2017, took a plunge, especially in the bedroom. Big and bright yellow bedrooms decreased dramatically from the year before—a trend that's in line with softer, more muted palettes.
IN: Boho Chic
OUT: Red Wood Tones
Erase "cherry" and "maple" from your vocabulary, wood finishes with red undertones aren't popular right now. To go with the more minimalistic vibes, Pinterest users are searching for more neutral wood tones.
IN: Gray Floors
Gray floors, in particular, saw a dramatic increase this year. The color gray was named the "new neutral" by Pinterest, as it saw a 20% increase in 2016. If gray floors are not your thing, look for cooler, more grayed-out brown finishes instead.
OUT: Pallet Swing Beds
While the idea of a porch swing sounds inviting, it seems Pinterest users were not into the idea this year. Pallet swing beds, which were a trend a few years ago, saw a decrease in popularity—making space for more bohemian alternatives.
IN: Crochet Hammocks
The crochet hammock, on the other hand, was the outdoor (and indoor!) seating of choice. We think the boutique resorts of Tulum and Mykonos may have had something to do with the rise of this trend.
OUT: Mediterranean Kitchens
While the bohemian vibes that popular in some Greek boutique resorts are definitely in, Mediterranean kitchens were out this year. The overly ornate kitchens in tones of beige and brown are not what minimalists are seeking, it seems. Another hint that it's time to retire woods with red undertones.
IN: Farmhouse Kitchens
OUT: Pantone 2016 Colors
Pantone's colors of the year for 2016 were Rose Quartz and Serenity, but Pinterest saw an entirely different color trend—one that comprised mainly of grays and mauves.
IN: Gender-Neutral Nurseries
Which décor trends will you be adopting in 2017?