Toronto Interior Design Show 2016

A few of our interior design consultants attended  the Toronto Interior Design Show a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share some of the DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2016.

Colour – Fresh/Light/Bright

  • Pantone softer dusty rose and pastel tones.  Feminine, romantic, also go well with Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian lines.
  • White reflects the need for peace, serenity and clean-looking spaces.
  • One room homes minimize the need for multiple colours. Results in key walls and spaces to add texture.
  • White kitchens. Minimal cabinetry, but add a punch of colour with table top accessories and accent furnishings.
  • Earthy, farm-to-table concept, reclaimed woods moving from greys to softer, warm tones and yellows.

PANTONE:  “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.”Panetone Colours

“White is essential, transcendent, timeless, elegant, honest, powerful –  simply said, simply white.”BM Paint

Design Trends for Modern Living

  • Open concept floor plan, multi functional space.
  • Use furniture and area rugs to define different zones.
  • Looks back to Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian design.
  • Sleek design and innovation in cabinetry, e.g. concealed cabinets and hidden charging outlets in drawers to create a seamless look.



Warm Flooring

  • Driftwood look or washed.
  • White floors, beachy and casual.
  • Wide and long planks, now available in engineered types of flooring, more stability, less shrinkage and expansion.
  • Red and white oak now stained in lighter and trendier tones.
  • Hickory, ash and walnut is classic, but now left natural and much lighter than traditionally stained floors.


Mixing Different Materials and Finishes

  • Eclectic worldly aesthetic is the new normal.
  • Minerals, fossils and gorgeous gems, natural stone.
  • Showing up in wall paper and custom murals.

mixing metals wallpaper room

This is just a small sampling of the upcoming trends that were seen at the Toronto Design show 2016.

About Catherine Pulcine

I founded CPI Interiors in 1998. I have over 29 years of extensive experience in residential interior design and decorating. Having worked with over 6,000 clients in the Ottawa area since 1998. Previously having work for an exclusive home interiors retailer to the Ottawa's foremost home builder, I has established a professional wealth of knowledge that I have built on by hiring professionals to work with me. This translates into a superior ability to offer a complete package of design & decorating services for any client's needs. I am a member of the Decorators and Designers Association of Canada, a member of the Capital Business Association and a Member of the West Ottawa Board of Trade. I am a past member of the Board of Directors of The Better Business Bureau of Ottawa. I am also past president of Kanata Chapter of BNI.
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