Style Evolution: 2015 | Schlage


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At the start of a new year, styles don’t change instantaneously. Like us, they evolve and develop over time, often into unique and surprising combinations of elements that we’ve all seen before—especially as designers add their personal style to the mix. Below, Schlage has predicted some of the style evolutions we’re likely to see in the year ahead.



Schlage door lock featured: Latitude lever in Matte Black
Grey stays on top. Grey continues to be a fresh choice. Its versatility has allowed the color to flourish for the past several years, and 2015 is likely to follow suit. The right shade can be incorporated into nearly any style to add a touch of sophistication.

Schlage door lock featured: Accent lever in Satin Nickel
Blue accents reference the Mediterranean. According to designers, Greek Blue will take over as an accent color this year. Named for the deep blue frequently used on church domes on the Greek island of Santorini, this color also pairs well with grey and pink.

Contemporary Living Room by San Francisco Photographers Ed Ritger Photography

Marsala works as a fresh update to the classics. Last year saw a rise in 1950s-inspired transitional designs. This year, classic colors of the 1960s and 70s like olive and orange are especially chic. With 2015 designs skewing toward contemporary, you can give these classics a modern update by pairing with Marsala.


Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala.


Schlage door lock featured: Camelot trim Schlage Touch Accent lever in Satin Nickel
Natural textures make their way indoors. With reclaimed woods growing in popularity last year, natural textures are becoming more prevalent. Everything from darker walnut to grey driftwood is making its way into exciting designs (especially paired with metal), and even cowhide and fur are becoming fast favorites.

Mediterranean Kitchen by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Kristin Lomauro Interior Design
Prints are in. Chevron and Moroccan prints are especially hot and look great with colors inspired by the 1960s and 70s. Wallpaper is gaining in popularity as a way to incorporate prints; stencils are a great alternative if you prefer a less permanent option.

Beach Style Home Office by Concord Interior Designers & Decorators lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
Nautical works when rustic and authentic. Coastal New England-inspired nautical pieces are also on trend, with urchins and seashells finding their way into the home. Aim for details that are rustic and authentic to avoid kitsch—lighting that features rope or ship lanterns is a better choice than decorative plaster lighthouses, for example.


Contemporary Living Room by Hopewell Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Groundswell Design Group, LLC
Metallics still make sense. Mixed metals that combine gold and silver-toned finishes will continue to build in popularity. Depending on the treatment, this look can extend across a variety of styles. Pair dark or oxidized metals with wood finishes if you want to go Urban Renewal. Matte Black works well with glossy finishes like Polished Nickel and Satin Brass to create a more industrial feel.

Contemporary Bathroom by Melbourne Architects & Building Designers Mark MacInnis Architect
Contemporary Bathroom by Melbourne Architects & Building Designers Mark MacInnis Architect

Go glitz and glam for the New Year. Evolving out of the French-inspired feminine looks and metal mania of 2014, Glitz and Glam will also be big this year. Think high-gloss, lustrous finishes like glass and chrome paired with soft greys and pinks. This look effortlessly merges classic feminine style with bold shine and hard lines.

Schlage offers a range of trim, knob and lever styles and finishes to add the perfect touch to any home’s décor. As your style continues to evolve year over year, you can be confident that Schlage will always have the door hardware designs to not only complete your room, but show off your personality.