New Window Styles and Southern California Home Trends for 201701/11/2017Kimball Jones The start of the new year is an ideal time to revamp your home design and window treatments with the hottest styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your family room, buying new window coverings or swapping out furnishings, we have tips on what’s in vogue in 2017 for home fashion and window treatment trends in Southern California. Dusky Colors & Pastels Both pastels and duskier hues are seeing more use while clear, bright colors are on the wane. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are very popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the spectrum are evocative of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutrals are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker beiges balancing out the other shades. The simplest method to add a spark to the color in your house may be to paint most of your walls a neutral shade and add in pops of colors through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s easy to highlight the latest colors in your interior design now and change the little things out when color trends adapt after some time. For further color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201 When assessing new window treatments, go with ones in neutral tones such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will easily complement any style or color scheme and won’t need to be changed if you switch room colors in the future. New Trends in Textures Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers trending up include woven rugs and baskets, natural or reclaimed wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures showing up in new places including on furniture, headboards, and conversation pieces. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or creating an interest piece from old wood. Incorporating texture into your home through window treatments add another degree of style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are constructed using aged, knotted wood that was once part of fences or buildings. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an all-natural feel to any house. Other window treatments that add texture are Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades. Metals Interior design motifs that incorporate multiple metals are popping up across Southern California. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially popular now. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, homespun, and/or vintage pieces such as bar stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t hesitate to utilize nickel or brass in your sinks or hardware for a more fashion-forward aesthetic. Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a stunning way to get the visual benefit of metals and add a streamlined or rustic look to your room. Barn doors are made from solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as rollers, sliding tracks, and pull handles that are made of steel. Let’s Talk More About The Latest Window Treatment Fashions If you need a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Southern CA at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation and get the best window treatments for your individual house, style, and budget.