The Must-Have Trends of 2016

Make room for style with the design trends everyone’s watching.

In her role at Budget Blinds, the world’s largest window coverings franchise, Tracy travels the world to bring the newest must-have window fashions to your door. Her strong relationships with leading manufacturers help her identify the colors, styles, and trends that will transform your rooms beautifully.

Learn how you can incorporate the latest window fashions in your home with the style experts of Budget Blinds!

Pale pink becomes a power color and takes center stage as one of two hues chosen by Pantone as Color of the Year. Large-scale blooms and botanicals bring nature inside. Gray reigns as a classic complement to lighter, chalkier hues. Metals, woods, glass, and ceramics bring textural interest and keep pastel rooms from becoming too cutesy.
Bold patterns and shapes executed in a brighter palette are anything but staid. The look is eclectic, with artisanal patterns and geometric shapes clashing—in a good way. Black and white temper the riot of colors and help anchor the space.

Inspired by travel and adventure, the trend is a modern take on global patterns, fabrics, and crafts. It’s all in the mix. Embroidery, caning, animal
hides, even macramé, give a handcrafted, organic feel to accessories. Soft pastels contrast with deep blues and grays. Ethnic accents complete the look.

Black continues to be a strong color preference for walls, windows, and metal accents. Vintage details add a timeless quality. Rustic woods contrast with classic shapes in furnishings. Leather, copper, wire, and natural elements give texture and shine throughout a room.
Texture and shine take center stage, with jewel-like accents amping up the glamour. Now more than ever, vintage shapes executed in modern materials look new and fresh. Velvets, linens, and leathers provide the all-important contrast of matte and gloss for a sophisticated overall look.

2016’s Color of the Year – SERENITY AND ROSE QUARTZ

For the first time ever, Pantone has selected two hues as Colors of the Year – Serenity and Rose Quartz!

Chosen together because they balance warm and cool, these stunning shades are the perfect inspiration for a window covering makeover in 2016. Opt for solid drapes in Rose Quartz or Serenity for a trendy statement, or go for floral prints and patterns containing these popular hues!

The Pantone Color Institute describes the joined colors as “a reflecting connection and wellness, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace .”