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January 6, 2023
The Iron Shop’s 2023 Design Trend Report
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What’s in, what’s out, and what new styles will take root in the months ahead?
The evolution of style never stands still and a new year means new design trends to track! As the designers and manufacturers of spiral staircases that range from clean, simple, and modern to ornate, elegant, and traditional — with customizable materials, finishes, and accessories to match any home — The Iron Shop prides itself on staying on top of the latest in interior and exterior home design. So, to get ready for 2023, here is a rundown of the major shifts to expect:
Farmhouse Style Peaks
First made famous around 2015 by TV personality and interior designer Joanna Gaines, Farmhouse Style is characterized by white-washed woods, copious gray tones, and homey and rustic touches. It was itself derived from a previous popular trend called ‘Shabby Chic’ or ‘French Country’ that embraced ticking stripes, ruffles, antiques, and rough materials like burlap.
Farmhouse Style has grown steadily in popularity in the ensuing years, but it’s expected to see its zenith in 2023. In its place, a new hybrid style is emerging that adds brighter colors, more modern touches, and an eclectic mix of antique and new furniture. Some are calling this look ‘Minimal Traditional’ or ‘Transitional Modern,’ but the general idea is to take what made Farmhouse Style work and simply refine it to be more polished and contemporary.
More Vivid Colors
At the end of every year, numerous paint companies and Pantone, the global authority on color standardization, announce their “Color of the Year,” a hue they believe will trend in the year to come. For 2023, Pantone and Sherwin Williams chose rich and bright colors. Pantone named Viva Magenta its color of 2023, which they described as “an unconventional shade for an unconventional time.”
Sherwin Williams announced Redend Point is its color for 2023. It’s a “soulful blush-beige with desert vibes” and a “heartening hue that invites compassion and connection into any space,” according to Sue Wadden, their director of color marketing. Neutrals are still a safe and popular choice for home design, but if these choices are any indicator, homeowners are ready to start experimenting with more daring tones.
Art Deco Returns
The 1920s were noted for a mad rush into prosperity and modernity, and the signature look of that era was called Art Deco. Considered the first style of truly modern architecture, Art Deco took inspiration from technological advances of the age, notably aerodynamics, with sleek, symmetrical, intricate, and shiny details captured in chrome and polished metals.
Perhaps no building represents the Art Deco spirit more boldly than the famed Chrysler Building in New York City. Glam and luxurious Art Deco styles never went away entirely, and in 2023, more and more new homeowners are incorporating streamlined but elaborate styles that evoke the excitement of the Roaring 20s.
Fewer Sharp Angles
Minimalism and modernism often mean stripping away the inessential. The trend towards minimalism the last few years has promoted buildings, furniture, art, and products that are often quite similar and typically have hard edges and simple square shapes.
But simple and flat aren’t mutually inclusive, and for 2023, designers are opting for more minimalist designs with curves and round edges. These softer styles add flow and visual appeal to a room and can feel less harsh and severe than going for a strictly modernist and squared off look.
Energy efficient LED lights have been around for a long time, but for many years they were only available in a limited number of colors and the white lights were limited to a small number of color warmths (and even those were mostly on the colder, bluer end of the spectrum). Thankfully, those days are gone.
Today, consumers can choose from a whole rainbow of colors for their lighting and many are programmable so that they change up their lighting design on a whim. Using integrated lighting to set a mood is a fun and relatively inexpensive way to completely change up a room’s appearance that is continuing to grow in popularity.
The Iron Shop has the perfect spiral staircase to match your unique style
However you choose to design your home, we have a staircase that will complement and accentuate your environment. From simple and utilitarian to elegant and striking, a spiral staircase from The Iron Shop enhances the attractiveness and use of space in any room.
The Iron Shop combines four generations of old world craftsmanship with the latest manufacturing technologies to build beautiful, thoughtfully-designed, and easy to install spiral staircases that will make any building more functional and attractive. That’s why we have been the leading name in spiral staircase kits since 1931.