The 4 Wallpaper Trends That Are Primed to Dominate in 2016

Looking at you, metallic and matte

All hail 2015--the year of '70s patterns, layered rugs and blond woods as far as the eye could see. What’s on tap for 2016 in the world of home design? We checked in with our friends at Flavorpaper for four wallpaper trends that are primed to be all the rage.


Natural Surfaces

Faux marble has been everywhere this fall, and 2016 promises more tromp l’oeil natural facades. Think wood, stone and brick, with extra attention to gritty imperfection.

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Retro Geometrics

Yeah, they’re not going anywhere. But this year, it’ll be less '70s orange kitchen and more Chinese-inspired hotel room.

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Metallic And Matte Patterns

Specifically, turquoise and copper--our bet for luxe color combo of the year.

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Sweet Pastels

Subtle, calm and muted hues will reign supreme in 2016. Bonus points for a cheeky toile pattern.

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Jillian Quint

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Jillian Quint is the Editor-in-Chief of PureWow, where she oversees the editorial staff and all the fabulous content you read every day. Jillian began her career as a book editor...
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