The Top 5 Interior Design Trends of 2017

15 Jun The Top 5 Interior Design Trends of 2017

  1. White Kitchens will never go out of style.

No matter what you are searching for in home design, you will always find a white kitchen. This age of minimalism has brought forth not only a desire for a nice white distressed kitchen, but a glossy and clean, shiny kitchen. White and light colored cabinets are always irresistible.

  1. Brass

People have been loving brass accents the past year or so, but they are just getting their recognition in the online world. These small décor pieces are great to fill in space while adding a unique texture and color to any arrangement! Small candle holders, light fixtures, cups, stacking plates, and faucets are just the tip of the iceberg for this trend! A little bit of this goes a long way, and mixing and matching different finishes of brass is always the best option!

  1. Dark colored statements.

The excitement of something blue is driving many people to add dark navy and gray statements to their homes. The biggest one being large navy velvet couches or dark tiles. Another common trend is to paint one wall in a room a dark color like shadowed grays, forest greens, or deep water navys, sometimes even wallpaper designs featuring dark background and light colored designs work just the same. We love grey tiles too. They have been a very nice constant color to add into light colored spaces.


  1. Natural lights!

We love naturals! Natural light is something that is always wanted and needed. The benefits of natural light are just unparalleled. Natural light has always been a great way to promote happiness. Who doesn’t want to be happy am I right? Another natural we have been seeing a lot of trends of, indoor plants! We love these little greens to stick in corners or on window sills. They brighten up a room and oxidize the air, that’s two wins in one! In the future look for our post about what plants you should use for indoors and why! We also are really loving natural colors. Earthy tones that go well with a lot of things are a staple recently so we couldn’t resist bringing it up! More people are becoming conscious about what colors to put in their homes and how it can affect productivity, mood, and health. We suggest light grays, and white toned basics. Purples, greens, and creams are the best and easiest. Blues are loved sometimes, but not for the walls of your bedroom!


  1. Shiplap

Okay, here it is! The newest word on the block in home building and renovations. Thanks to Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper, we have an entirely new thought process on what southern, farmhouse style is! Her talents with interior design have changed a lot of the game. The one best thing being shiplap. For those of you who don’t know; shiplap is a type of wood paneling used for exterior siding or interior wall covering and is most commonly used for insulation underneath drywall. Joanna has changed the game by using shiplap as a décor tool many and many times again and we want to give you all some ideas on how to use it! We love the ideas of feature walls in homes and vaulted ceilings all with shiplap. Here are some pictures to help you visualize what you might want in your home!

To sum it up:

This kitchen has almost all of the features we talked about in this post. Dark colored accents such as the island cabinetry, a statement wall of dark tiles, predominantly white kitchen, and natural lights! We love designing and building homes and can’t wait to build for people who are as passionate about home building as we are!

All pictures featured are homes designed and built by E. S. Johnson Builders LLC.