For the first time ever, Pinterest has taken all the data from billions — billions! — of pins to find out what is trending for 2016. In men’s fashion, it’s shades of blue. In women’s fashion it’s mint and blush pink. In the home, however, people are keeping the colors very neutral. Big color trend for 2016 in home decor is… grey and mauve!
Gray has increased by 20 percent over the last year becoming the most common color in the home décor category, and mauve following in second place, has seen a whopping 70 percent increase in popularity. The rise of Scandinavian minimalism style in home decorating might have had something to do with it.
Now, gray kitchens are quickly replacing their all-white counterparts. This trend is widely influenced by Scandinavian interiors, which prefers neutral monochrome tones and black – white – grey color combination. Warmer grays create a slightly moody atmosphere without making the room feel too cold.
Mauve is the second-highest trending color, according to Pinterest, so you can hit two birds with one stone and combine some mauve details into your gray décor. They match perfectly. Mauve is a pale purple color named after the mallow flower. Mauve contains more grey and more blue than a pale tint of magenta. Many pale wildflowers called “blue” are actually mauve. Mauve is also sometimes described as pale violet.
How to incorporate these trendy colors into your home, you ask? The easiest way is to add little accents here and there if you are not ready to invest into a single color palette. Mix things up by adding more subtle touches of mauve and gray throughout your living space, for a refreshing change that won’t empty your wallet. Or you can choose to paint one statement wall a bright shade of mauve or maybe add color to your bedroom with vibrant mauve bedding.
We have rounded up our favorite home décor ideas from Pinterest that include these colors and their mix.
Get inspired and enjoy.