On this week’s trend alert, we are going back to your childhood art teacher’s favorite medium: watercolors. But we aren’t talking about child-like illustrations — instead we are going all grown up with an abstract and modern look. A nod to the ombre style, today’s watercolor trend is about playing with this medium on textiles and feature walls. From a modern, minimalist approach to a drippy, abstract statement wall, the versatility of this trend means that options are endless for how to incorporate this style in your home or office. We are loving this look for everything – from design studios to sunny bedrooms and living spaces.
Watercolor designs are great for any space– their soft edges and splashy effects can spill across walls in a room wrap or live alone as a statement wall. A subtle wash can transform your favorite room into the trendy pastel paradise you’ve always wanted. Or for the bold, a large puddle of blue could be what your room needs to get it out of a color rut.
If you want to repeat this trend elsewhere in your space, try a do-it-yourself version using sharpies and rubbing alcohol to create your own one-of-a-kind watercolor pillows, (See full instructions on the HGTV blog) or skip the craft night and buy them online at Amy Sia.
For those of us that can’t resist making a cubicle into home, take this trend with you to work! Bring some watercolor flair into the office with DIY watercolor thank you notes, or try your hand at making watercolor embellished cookies.
If you’re serious about a space lift, take a peek at these fun watercolor graphics for an infusion of color to your creative space.