A New Color, Fresh Looks, and Natural Inspirations: Our Top Seven Design Trends for 2023
If your New Year’s resolutions included refreshing your indoor and outdoor spaces, Casa Design has lots of good news for you! From Pantone’s dazzling new shade, Viva Magenta, to the latest in sustainable furnishings, statement lighting, and more, we’ve rounded up our favorite new things trending right now. Dive in and get inspired, then be sure to visit us online or in one of our So+Wa showrooms, full of the finest contemporary designs from the world’s most popular brands and artists.
1. Color of the Year: Viva Magenta
At the top of our list is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023, a shade “rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength…brave and fearless…whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration.” As a statement or an accent, this animated red promises to bring any space to vivid life.
2. Home Offices
Now that Working from Home is here to stay, it’s time to make your home office work for you. From multi-tasking furniture and ergonomic seating to stylish and practical lighting, rugs, and accessories, we have ideas from dozens of exciting brands to transform your workspace into a place that inspires and empowers.
3. Gothic Design
Dramatic, layered, and rich in character, nothing makes a statement like Gothic design. For those with a taste for the ornate, Gothic’s dark hues, sweeping curtains, lush velvets, and lavish touches like chandeliers and sculptures lend a space classical beauty and flair. Combined with a contemporary sensibility, Gothic gives modern living a touch of timeless style.
4. Curved Furniture
Curvy looks are still winning over followers, with more arcs and rounded shapes showing up in interior and outdoor spaces. Moving beyond crescent sofas and egg-shaped chairs, new looks include oblong mirrors, architectural details, curved cabinets and credenzas, mushroom lighting, and more.
5. Sustainable Furnishings
Who says you must sacrifice style for sustainability? Shopping locally, repurposing existing furniture, and finding items that are zero-waste, hand-crafted, or up-cycled can help you create an interior that is unique and interesting. It’s also the ideal way to reflect your personality and passion for going green in all aspects of your life.
6. Natural Stone Finishes
Speaking of sustainable, natural stone finishes are more popular than ever. Travertine, granite, soapstone, marble, limestone, and other natural materials are loved, not just for their beauty and durability, but also for the unexpected tones and patterns that make each piece unique. From tables, countertops, backsplashes, and flooring to decorative touches such as hand-crafted pottery and ceramics, pieces that retain their natural charm and even imperfections are the hallmark of a well-loved and lived-in home.
7. Statement Lighting
Oversized and large-scale light fixtures, in interesting shapes and natural materials, are set to shine in 2023. Functioning as both practical lighting and works of art, these dramatic fixtures feature materials such as rattan, clay, ceramic, and earthenware. By helping define a dining or living space, these bold and beautiful pendants and chandeliers not only catch the eye but help create a dazzling focal point for the entire room.