By keeping the pulse of customers’ ever-changing tastes and preferences in interior design and working to bring their dreams into reality, we have the advantage of a first-row view to the fluctuating trends in interior design. From one year to another, we see customers being charmed by a new color shade, a new material or a reinvented style. This year is no different. So, here are our 2020 commercial interior design trend predictions that show the design world ready to embrace an old love while being open to experimenting and changing.
Mid-century Modern Look
We have seen in the last years the signs of a return to the simple beauty of mid-century interior design, with its geometric lines, fun patterns and small-scale furniture. In 2020, this trend will only gain in strength. In a complicated world, going back to a playful and relaxed style is a natural tendency. We’ll see commercial interiors filled with warm and fun colors in washed-out tones, fun lighting, furniture raised off the floor by graceful legs, and light pieces with less bulk.
While the mid-century style focuses on simple lines, it’s far from being boring. Quite the contrary, we’ll see a revived interest in the playful, daring and carefree patterns that define it, and a renewed appetite for abstract textile designs.
Mid-century Fabric – Futuro by Studiofibonacci – Spoonflower on Etsy
For more about this newly revamped style, read our article about how to design a mid-century modern look in commercial interiors.
Fun Floors and Wall Tiles
The same take in patterns will extend to floor and wall treatments in 2020. Plain floors are out, patterned tiles are in. Whether these mid-century-style tiles extend from wall to wall or just create an island of color and interest, they are part of our 2020 commercial interior design trend predictions.
Geometric patterns that turn floors into the stars of the room come with a mid-century flair yet a fresh look.
However, symmetry is not necessary. An organic look will be as welcomed as the much calculated abstract patterns, as in this porcelain tile floor that uses SpecCeramics products.
Tile from SpecCeramics, via GCThomas
For the creative spirits, these fun tiles will be a great opportunity to combine shapes and colors into stunning displays and take them all the way to the ceiling for extra visual effect.
Tile from SpecCeramics, via GCThomas
In addition, the love for brassy tones will extend to the walls, like in this dramatic display of glowing beauty.
Blaze Ceramic Wall Tile from SpecCeramics, via GCThomas
Classic Blue Tones
Pantone has declared Classic Blue their long-awaited color of the year in 2020. For interior designers and customers alike, this is a welcomed return to relaxing tones that are more easily and universally embraced. While 2019 Living Coral and 2018 Ultra Violet have been more of a risk-taking affair for brave hearts, Classic Blue puts everyone’s mind to rest. From furniture to accent pieces and from wall treatments to outdoor decor, classic blue is for everything and everyone, and we suspect it will be used with enthusiasm (and a bit of relief) in 2020.
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate Pantone’s suggestion into your designs? Take a look at our article on how to decorate with Pantone’s Classic Blue.
Box Frame Upholstered Bench from WestElm
In 2020, light fixtures are taking a playful character. Some mid-century influence will be noticed in the lighting industry, with brass finish frames, white glass shades, and geometric or futuristic designs. The fun will sometimes express into using creative interesting materials, such as yarn or recycled cardboard, that feed on our desire to experiment and be environmentally minded. Most of the time, the look will be dramatic, with light fixtures will becoming a focal point of a commercial space.
However, one of our strongest 2020 commercial interior design trend predictions is the use of clean lines and sophisticated detailing in lighting design.
Accordeon LED Chandelier from YLighting
15-Light Close to Ceiling Semi Flush Mount by Swarovski from Wayfair
To see more interior design trends for 2020 look HERE.
For more ideas on how to choose your light fixtures for your interior commercial designs, read our article on 2020 lighting trends.
Please take a look at our Before and After images of selected projects from 2018 HERE.
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