In 2023, our actions are tinged with the satisfaction of reconnecting with loved ones. We realize that we cannot take things for granted, and objects from the past regain value in our eyes. Clearly, a good product remains useful for a long time, and it is possible to repair it if necessary.
Using sustainable natural materials, such as decorative wood composite panels, is a long-standing trend that embodies the philosophy of sustainable development. When choosing materials, the price remains a competitive advantage. Still, environmental friendliness, production quality, and material characteristics are becoming more and more important.
The trends this year follow this guideline of more thoughtful choices. Here are the top 5 trends in interior design materials from Uniboard, the leading expert in decorative panels in North America:
1. Bet on timeless materials that stand the test of time
Rather than blindly following new trends, we opt instead for colors and materials that will allow us to appreciate our decor for a long time and that we will be able to adapt to future directions. In addition, the choice of materials is focused on sustainability, and we rely on decorative accessories, textiles, and wall colors to bring our vision to life. In this way, we can make minor changes to regain that feeling of newness over the years, allowing us to save costs while respecting the renewal cycle of the planet.
This essence, this return to basics, inspired the creation of our new Moments collection. Its timeless colors will serve as the bases for years to come, allowing designersto create atmospheres that allow us to enjoy precious moments in the company of our loved ones. We think of K90 – Eclipse, K96 – Tektonik, and L08 – Frost that charm us with their neutral and natural character.
2. Warm colors and textures
White and beige have been predominant in recent years, and they still are, but they are embellished with warm colors that create an enveloping and comforting atmosphere. We seek to reproduce the captivating atmosphere of the forest; walnut and mahogany are popular. However, since these are expensive materials, opting for an engineered wood allows us all the advantages and the look of these wood essences at a lower cost.
Suppose you want to adopt this trend for your client’s projects. In that case, we suggest you choose our new color, K87 – Calla, for a slightly more rustic chic style, or the L09 – Ioniq, which has a linear texture and is more suitable for a more modern style.
3. A look of natural wood
Gray tones and stained woods were prevalent before. These give way to an organic and relaxed look this year. We seek to provide the most natural appearance of wood, the least processed possible. The impression of white oak embellished with textures such as rattan and linen is a good choice of materials to create the sought-after Japandi atmosphere.
If you like this trend, here are the colors from our Moments collection to recommend: The K07 – Dew Drop for its soft, simplistic hue, the K89 – Cosmos, which goes perfectly with any decor, the L05 – Natura for its warmth that reminds us of sunsets by the sea and K97 – Zinc for its linear wood grain.
4. Linear wood grains affixed vertically
We tended to prioritize pronounced wood grains applied horizontally in the past. We now opt for softer wood grains, linear and affixed vertically. We leave aside a rustic style for a more modern style, which, by its refined essence, will suit our lifestyle and our changing tastes for longer.
Since this trend is here to stay, several colors from our Moments collection match it. In addition, several different tones are available to offer you an unparalleled range of choices. For lighter shades, we advise choosing the following colors: L04 – Flavie, L10 – Flux, and K91 – Chicory. For a slightly warmer shade, opt for the following colors: L07 – Taupe, L06 – Ecru, and K95 – Atom.
5. Earthy and unconventional colors
Make no mistake; solid colors and matte finish are still trendy. This year, vibrant colors give way to more earthy colors. Terra cotta and terrazzo are increasingly popular. These are appropriate choices when creating decor inspired by the hot, arid climate of Mediterranean shores homes.
Our new solid colors, K84 – Quietude, K85 – Solace, and K86 – Serenity, sound like music to our ears and transport us to this universe, reminding us of our most beautiful summer memories.
With these main guidelines for 2023 interior design trends, we highlight the art of creating an up-to-date home with a choice of sustainable, organic materials in harmony with nature that will be at the test of time.