2024 Trend Watch: Warm is the New Cool

After several years of grays and whites as the preferred backdrop for interiors, warm neutrals are reemerging in home design. Soft beige, deep browns, and creamy ivories speak to our desire to deepen our connection to nature and live in homes that feel serene and comforting. Warm neutrals work in any style home and can be seen as a base for experimenting with pops of bolder colors such as blues, reds, and oranges. Or, in homes where neutrals will reign, bring in layers of texture and lighting to add visual depth to your interior. Take a look at these examples of warm neutrals in home design and be inspired!

Luxurious Contemporary Retreat
Warm neutrals can make a large open space feel more grounded and welcoming. Light, fresh air, and an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living are signatures of this Luxurious Contemporary Retreat. In the open space encompassing the living and dining space and the kitchen, the homeowners can comfortably relax with their children and host large groups of family and friends for entertaining.

Bright Organic
In modern interiors, like this beach getaway condo, warm neutrals keep a space from feeling bland or sterile. In the kitchen, minimalistic cabinetry is paired with richly textured neutral tile for a modern earthiness. Artistic lighting partners with abundant natural light to create a bright, inviting environment.

Mountain View Estate
The new neutral palette is ideal in homes surrounded by nature. Influenced by Prairie style and Craftsman design, this contemporary estate on six acres inspires a relaxed lifestyle surrounded by breathtaking 360 degree views. This kitchen is open to a dramatic great room and an expansive outdoor living space. Warm neutral hues, bold architecture, luxurious materials, and sculptural lighting create an artistry that harmonizes with the gorgeous natural surroundings of green hills, blue skies, and open space.

The key to optimizing the latest trends is to balance them with elements that have meaning to you personally, make you feel proud of your home, and give you the space and functionality you need. If you’re drawn to the trend toward warm neutrals, a professional designer can guide you through ways to express your vision in your whole home remodel.