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Industrial Design Trends 2015 – Rich Colors & Warm Metallics

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Dear vintage readers,

Today we present you some of the best trends for 2015 regarding rich colors and metallics. Memo to homeowners intent on updating their decor this year: Wallflowers need not apply.

At Fashion Group International Boston’s Home By Design Series, held recently at Room & Board, the direction was decidedly dramatic. Rich, saturated hues like cobalt or contrasting black-and-white upholstery and tile were among the bold options. Interior designer Justine Sterling said the ideas weren’t necessarily new, but they are “more accepted.”

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Sterling, owner of a Boston interior design firm that bears her name, pointed to warm metallics (gold, copper, and bronze) as ways to add dimension to a living space without overpowering it. She delighted Instagrammers in the crowd with images of gold barstools and lighting fixtures, copper faucets, kitchen utensils, and even a KitchenAid mixer.

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“It’s less of the industrial look,” she said, of the industry’s long affair with chrome and steel. “It’s almost like trying to evoke a little bit of emotion.”

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She made her case with help from the Pantone Color Institute, which named Marsala the color of 2015. The forecaster called the deep reddish brown shade “dramatic and at the same time grounding,” one as appealing as a piece of leather furniture or the blush on a woman’s cheeks.

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A longtime lover of neutrals, Sterling said subtlety is the key for conservative clients. Even gold and copper enthusiasts who embrace the trend with gusto should do so in a small space.

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