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2021 Trends

With a new year comes new trends and do we ever need a fresh start after the whirlwind of a year in 2020. We will take a look at some of the up and coming trends for 2021 and how we at 135Oak would incorporate them into our designs.

Down to Earth

Getting back to our roots. 2021 is all about those earthy tones: green, rust, browns and neutrals. This is one of my favourite trends for the year. Mixing woods and stone are a staple for us, we love the way it gives an inherent look. Down to Earth trend can be integrated into a multitude of styles and aesthetics as we've shown below. Whether you are looking to create an earthy vibe to your country rustic home or adding teak or walnut cabinets to create a midcentury modern kitchen. We are here for this trend!

Left Photo Designer: Marie-Laure Helmkampf Right Photo Designer: Studio McGee


Whimsical, picturesque country escape with fields of flowers and vines crawling up the chimney is the inspiration behind the aesthetic Cottagecore. We are looking forward to seeing this trend come to life and how it can be incorporated into interiors.

Left Photo Designer: Laura Ashley Right Photo Designer: Kyle O’Donnell of Gramercy Design

Global Influence

Channeling other countries, cultures and environments is what Global Influence is all about. 2020 may have limited your international travel but why not add some global influence to your rooms for some inspiration until it's safe to travel again. Take a look at some global inspired interiors below that we are loving.

Left Photo Designer: Dana Haddad Photography credit: Lauren Kolyn Right Photo Designer: Anthropologie

Pantone Colour(s) of the Year

This years Pantone Colour of the Year is not one but TWO colours! Pantone announced PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating (a yellow) as this years colours. Here at 135Oak we would use Illuminating as an accent such as on a statement chair or in a piece of artwork. As for Ultimate Gray, it is a nice neutral that can be used in different materials, paints and upholstery. Together they go nicely to create an uplifting atmosphere. We are looking forward to seeing how the yellow will be introduced into spaces.

Left Photo Designer: ArchiWisła; Photo and styling: Martyna Rudnicka Right Photo Designer: Anthropologie


Is linoleum making a comeback!? Grandmillennial-what is it? It's all about bringing back your grandparents style for those mid 20 to 30 year olds. So what does this look like? Well, we are going to see a lot more wallpaper, especially floral prints, chandeliers and lots of texture. A more ornate atmosphere playing tribute to your grandparents décor; tufting, armoires, gold and antiques. Let us know what you think about this trend!

Left Photo Designer: Sarah Richardson and Kate Stuart, Sarah Richardson Design Right Photo Designer: Style Blueprint


Last year we saw a glimpse of Kim Kardashian West's immaculate, sleek and minimal home. It had the wild sink that looked like there was no slope to drain the water. What I loved about her house was the off white colour palette throughout instead of doing a stark white. This year I am predicting off white, champagne and cream rooms are going to be the new trend. Instead of the all white interiors the creamy earthy tones will add warmth and an inviting atmosphere while still being minimalistic.

Left Photo Designer: Axel Vervoordt, Kim Kardashian West & Kayne West Right Photo Designer: Elsa Hosk Photography: Max Burkhalter

We foresee a lot of browns this year too as another potential colour of the year. What are your thoughts on this? Make sure to follow along on the blog & Instagram @135Oak as we create inspiration and furniture boards for some of these trends!

Can't wait to see what 2021 has in store!


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