Your guide to top trends for 2020 and beyond

It is certain that we won’t be exiting 2020 as we entered. And as our world changes, trends begin to reflect this. This is true for all aspects of life, including the property market, which is open again after a halt due to the pandemic.

Investors, landlords and developers are looking to the future and are certain to adapt to the wants and needs of a society in a new climate. So, with that in mind we’re going to explore some top trends for what is left of the year and going forward.

Use our guide for a little inspiration. Choose your favourite trend and use Datacolor’s ColorReader to find the exact match for interior that is at the cutting-edge.

Is black the new neutral?

A recent survey by AIA partner Sherwin-Williams suggests that 66% of designers polled say that black is the new neutral. You’d be forgiven for the confusion. When it comes to neutrals we usually picture white, grey and beige tones. Could black be a step too far for landlords and developers? We think not! It can be the best way to ensure a sleek look for your setting. Distinguish between charcoal, jet, onyx, crow, leather and more by using the ColorReader and experiment with how dark you want to take it!

Vibrant colours bring cheer

Although white and beige are still popular across all age groups, you may want to mix things up a bit if you want to stand out.

This is particularly relevant if you’re looking to appeal towards a younger market. Blue and orange prove popular. However, if those tones prove a little too risky, it could be time to break with brights and research the array of paler versions of those initial shades. Do your research and scan different versions of a range of colours to find your desired hue and rely on the ColorReader for the exact code match.

Beige makes a comeback

Ok, to suggest that beige is making a comeback is to suggest that it has gone away, which isn’t exactly the case. For as long as we can remember it’s always been one of the more popular neutral colours because it is guaranteed to look fresh and classy. However, it is certainly peaking in popularity once again, especially against natural wood furniture – a hit with homebuyers and tenants alike at the moment. Plus, it doesn’t show dirt and grime like a crisp white colour would. Experiment with a variety of palettes using the ColorReader to find out which colour will compliment your room and add a splash of personality.

Think ahead!

As a landlord or developer it isn’t always wise to base your choices on the trends happening here and now. As times change so do tastes. It is essential to be aware of long-lasting trends and the impact of changes to the marketplace so you can design accordingly.

While many people prefer to “do their own thing” when it comes to interior decor, landlords and developers do need to ensure that the look has longevity. This makes a huge difference to those considering your property for rent or to buy.

It is time to turn to the ingenious ColorReader which can match any colour. Simply place the ColorReader against a coloured flat surface, press the button and hey presto, the colour will be identified. Next, switch over to your mobile phone, open the app and you will immediately find the name of the colour and its code.

Prepare for short-term trends

Recent world events have prompted experts to believe that we’ll see a burst of short-term trends dominating the property market.

Coronavirus has impacted sentiment, and it is that this has prompted a short-term focus on homely surroundings and spacious properties. It also has inspired property owners to modify their homes to accommodate remote working.

Whether these new trends turn out to be short-lived or long-term remains to be seen. However, we do know that décor can change the perception of a property a great deal so ensure to use the ColorReader and its app to research palettes that suit a well-thought out theme, keeping in mind dominant trends.

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