Regal Pool & Designs
2016 Lighting Trends
As colors soften, so will the trends in lighting, both in terms of the forms and the wattage. Keeping the backyard serene in the twilight hours will mean more curves and rounded edges. Hanging lights and lighting in the style of traditional lanterns will be popping up everywhere, with the color palette of lighting shifting toward the gentle tones of pinks and LED lighting. We will also see an increase in natural materials, like copper, utilized as dining accessories and kettles.
American Fyre Designs
2016 Outdoor Structure Trends
Perhaps nothing was hotter in 2015 than backyard structures, from gazebos to pergolas to sheds, and that’s a trend that will only continue heating up in 2016. We predict there will be an increased focus on sheltered spaces and designs with them in mind. With the grow your own, buy local trend in food, we can expect to see more greenhouses and backyard hydroponic gardens, while telecommuters and small business owners are going to want to enjoy the view and seclusion of their own backyard with detached home offices, making work more enjoyable. Most of all, versatility will be important and homeowners want spaces to suit a variety of needs. For example, technology will make it possible to convert a pergola to a sheltered entertainment nook with an automated cover, but in general detached outdoor spaces that serve a multitude of purposes will be a must for homeowners who want a private retreat during the day that can double as a bar or lounge area when entertaining. This will be a year that function and practicality meets style.
2016 Fabric Trends
Versatility also demands a backyard with a range of spaces for entertaining, relaxing or playing, but smart decking choices and cohesive design elements can tie everything together. Fabrics make strong connections between spaces and we will see a mixture of browns and greys and ivories in geometric patterns, often in a traditional contrast between darker furniture frames in greys and browns with lighter ivory or cream cushions with pops of colors in subtle teal cushions.
2016 Swimming Pool Trends
Styles in pools are changing as well, with modular designs with multiple wet areas becoming popular, while natural pools are trending too. People seeking a more natural pool and more user-friendly access are also opting for a beach entry with their pool design. Design trends also have a European flair at the moment, following an increase in all-tiled pools and geometric designs. Tile in general continues to be a popular choice of discerning homeowners, with creative use of glass and natural materials.
In all the planning, don’t forget to be stylish yourself with gorgeous new swimwear! We will see an increase in sophisticated designs with black, white, and grey with clean lines.
Lily & Co Swimwear
Anne Cole Swimwear
Boston Proper Swimwear
I personally can’t wait to see a contractor that steps outside the box and creates a pink pool that can be enjoyed under the sun.
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas
California Pools (beach entry)
John Pack Custom Pools (beach entry)
Genus Loci Ecological Landscapes (natural pools)
Regal Pool & Design (multiple spaces)
Rock Solid Tile (all tiled pools)
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas (glass tile)
We will continue to see modular sections within pools as well, which can be raised, flush or sunken and wet or dry (also referred to as sunken patios). As we look for ways to create cozy entertaining and relaxing nooks, boundaries will be pushed by contractors, which will result in more amazing spaces for the year.
Riverbend Sandler Pools (sunken patio)
Olympus Pools (sunken patio)
Selective Designs (sunken patio)
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas (raised inset spa)
Hotel Villa Honegg (sunken inset spa)
Custom Fiberglass Pools (raised tanning ledge)
Ewing Aquatech (flush inset spa)
Pasquale Design (sunken patio)
Regardless of what plans you have for your backyard space in 2016, keeping on trend can help you create a comfortable environment that you can enjoy for decades to come.
Luxury comes in every shape, size, style and color, so to learn how you can transform your own backyard from ordinary to extraordinary and to locate products and builders, contact Stacy Nelson from @BackyardMamma at (844) 368-4769 or email email@example.com. Ms. Nelson has more than a decade of experience in the outdoor living and swimming pool industry and educates consumers and builders about backyard living design and products. View more at www.BackyardMamma.com.