As 2020 ends, we reflect on the year that has led us to spend more time at home than ever before.
Our View: Home Design Trends
that will Dominate 2021
Demand for trade professionals increased 60 percent from 2019 as people renovated their spaces to accommodate working from home, distanced learning or simply to create a space that reflected their personal style.
With 2021 quickly approaching, the new year paves the way to new trends that will undoubtedly influence home design projects to come. See the trends that we believe will shape new construction, renovation and remodeling in the next year:
Designers, builders and architects have been increasingly utilizing the concept of biophilic design in the last few years. Biophilic design works to create a strong connection to the natural environment.
In 2021, we will see homeowners begin to prioritize this design style in their spaces through the use of plants (for both beauty and natural air purification) and creating more opportunities for natural light and ventilation, including broader use of large windows with narrow sightlines and folding and sliding doors to create moving walls of glass.
“I’ve worked to bring nature into my home through plants – creating a more inviting, calming and beautiful environment. Part of caring for my plants, includes ensuring there is an abundance of natural light. Large windows and doors increase the amount of natural light and not only help to connect our interior space with the outdoors but work to promote the health of the those living on the inside,” said author and plant and interior stylist Hilton Carter.
Raw, natural woods will continue to trend in 2021 specifically in flooring and décor accents. Lighter and bleached woods are outpacing darker colors and will be seen in more areas of the home including front entry doors, window trim and accent walls.
“When renovating my 1960s rambler, I wanted to combine its original mid-century modern feel with an updated rustic-contemporary aesthetic. The natural wood front door creates an accent while adding texture, making the space feel cozy and inviting,” said designer and TV personality, John Colaneri.
Andersen’s custom front doors are offered in multiple wood species and stain options to achieve your preferred natural wood look.
Color Trends Projected by Color Experts
Moody, Dark Exteriors
According to PPG, using a single color for both exterior walls and roofing is a growing trend, particularly in black, creating a moody, modern design.
Aesthetics aside, the paint brand noted during a color forecasting presentation, all-black exteriors eliminate distraction and blend into the natural environment, helping make nature shine. Adding black windows to a black exterior helps achieve this dramatic look.
The Eye-land home in Minnesota’s White Oak Savanna, built by Redstone Architectural Homes features an all-black exterior and roof, helping showcase the sweeping views of the 200+ acre natural savanna it is surrounded by.
Get the moody look by opting for a dark bronze or black exterior trim in any Andersen window series.
Beige and Browns
Gone are the days of the ever-popular stark white spaces. While white will always be a foundational color, in 2021 we will see the whites get warmer with beiges and browns also coming to the front of neutral palettes.
Popular paint brand, Sherwin-Williams echoes this trend having announced Urbane Bronze as their Color of the Year for 2021. The warm, bronze is reflective of a shift to warmer, neutral tones and the increased desire to incorporate nature into design. Read more about how we have been loving that color here.
“Urbane Bronze is a comforting color, drawing from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams.
In addition to interior wall paint, Andersen’s E-Series line has many painted interior options to achieve the beige look like Sandtone, Canvas, Terratone, Dark Bronze and Cocoa Bean.
Blues have always had their place in home design. In the last few years, we saw the rise in jeweled blues utilized in décor pieces and paint colors for walls and cabinets. Now, we see a shift to muted, calming blues specifically in warmer tones rise to popularity.
Andersen’s E-Series line is offered in over 50 exterior colors including multiple shades of blue for a pop of color on your home’s exterior.
Boho design continues to rise in popularity with the potential to edge out the modern farmhouse style for the top design trend in 2021.
The concept focuses on bold colors with a heavy emphasis on organic elements including macramé, jute, wicker and wood.
Wood accents like natural window trim from Andersen help contribute to the natural and organic characteristics of the design trend.
Highly Crafted Pieces and Composite Materials
Furniture and home furnishings account for a large amount of landfill waste – 26.7 percent of all waste in 2017. As consumers continue to make conscious purchasing decisions, more are opting for higher quality goods that will last and promote sustainable living.
When investing in bigger ticket items like windows and doors, consumers want confidence their purchase will stand the test of time. Quality and durability is a key focus at Andersen, rigorously testing products to stand up to long-term effects of weather and wear and offering some of the industry’s best limited warranties.
Additionally, with the development of composite materials like quartz, concrete and even proprietary Andersen Fibrex® material, products are becoming stronger and more environmentally friendly. Consumers will continue to prioritize products that last, while also meeting the needs of their intended design.