There's a reason people say trends always come back in style — it's true. Case in point: kelly green, harvest gold, and dusty rose, which might remind you of your grandma's house, are popping up in interiors everywhere these days. And if you ask us (and these fabulous designers), that's a great thing!
"The colors of my childhood in the 1970s are making a comeback, which were proudly autumnal, like harvest gold," says designer Scot Meacham Wood. "This time around, the color feels a bit more muted and subtle — not nearly as brash as my childhood!" This shade is also similar to the trendy marigold.
"We are happy to see a range of greens come back, including whimsical kelly green," says designer Gideon Mendelson of Mendelson Group. He embraced the playfulness of the color in this dining room, which was inspired by his client's love of Lily Pulitzer prints.
Don't confuse this hue with Millennial pink — it's softer and more muted. "The color has a very '50s and '60s vibe, and reminds me of my grandmother's bathroom," says designer Brooke Lang. "In modern design, you can play it up with charcoal gray and crystals."
"This tone has always been associated with opulent interiors, however in 2018, it can also inject a playful sophistication within a space," says Ana Cummings of ANA Interiors. She recommends pairing it with gold metallics.
"To make mint more formal, try upholstering a chair in a mint textile or using it as an accent pillow on a white or soft gray couch," says Kayla Hein, creative director at Modern Castle.
"There is a return to certain classics like blue paired with white which is is always perfect, whether it's in a formal setting with pops of strong color or a casual setting with ticking stripes," says designer Lisa Melone Cloughen. She notes her clients are asking for these colors in plush fabrics in particular.
"A lot of people confuse red with being stressful, but if put in the right place, it's stimulating, especially in a social area where you want to keep the energy and conversation going," says designer and author, Bea Pila. In an office, this shade will help you stay inspired throughout the day.
When painted on kitchen cabinets, this color will immediately transport you back to the 1950s. "In its origin, teal was never my favorite color, because it lacked depth, but now there are such beautiful tones that resemble more gemstone quality colors," says designer Jillian O'Neill.
Magenta isn't just a reminder of the '60s anymore. "This color is bold and bright and would make for a great accent wall or unique upholstered piece of furniture," says Hein. She recommends pairing it with bold black and white stripes to play it up or a more neutral cream palette to play it down.