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2017 Marvin Architects Challenge & Latest Design Trends

2017 Marvin Architects Challenge & Latest Design Trends

The new and diverse group of Marvin Architects Challenge-winning projects offer a personal take on the home and design trends the industry is buzzing about.

The winners of the competition brought a fresh perspective on some of the most popular design trends in the industry today.

See the 8 hot trends below…

White is the new [insert any color here]

White is the new color du jour. White walls, white accessories, and white linen still make for a relaxing palate that allows details to stand out.

White mixed with more white such as white walls and bookshelves that create a cohesive feel from room to room and help reflect natural sunlight.

Creativity with contrast

A pop of bold color can add personality and a unique look to any space. White walls and sky-blue kitchen cabinets belies any small space.

Naturally renewable, warmer surfaces

Homeowners are longing for more tactile surfaces – warm materials that bring a little nature into indoors spaces now that technology is so prominent in households.

Natural wood finishes; wood floors, and exposed wood beams create a connection with the great outdoors.

Next-level green

Not just using Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery; exploring the true meaning of eco-friendliness by engineering green practices. An example of this is designing a building to maximize use of daylight and natural ventilation.

Farmhouse style

According to Pinterest, searches for farmhouse-style interiors are up 40% since last year. This look incorporates white wood kitchen cabinets, wood-planked walls, and prairie vews through double hung Marvin windows.

The hunt for Hygge

Inspired by the Scandinavian way of life, this trend pairs a wood-burning stove, soft textiles, and unbeatable views to create the ultimate relaxation vibe.

More usable square footage, indoors and out

An abundance of glass and large doors help make walls disappear, bringing the outdoors in. Connection to the outdoors through expansive glass and oversized scenic doors is a top trend for 2017.

A return to eras gone by

As the old continues to blend with new, and famous architectural styles and icons rejoin modern aesthetics, preserving the historic charm and protecting the stories behind landmark buildings is more important than ever.

Read the full article and images for each trend at: Marvin.com