Masonite Reveals Key Home Design and Interior Trends

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR) today revealed the trends it believes will influence home design in 2021 and beyond. Research conducted in partnership with trends intelligence agency Stylus identified four key themes: a concern for the environment, and the need for adaptative spaces, home sanctuary and intuitive design.

“Our lives have changed dramatically in the past year,” said Masonite Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Renaud, “and those changes have directly impacted what families want, need and expect in their homes. These insights will inform ongoing Masonite product innovations as we continue to develop doors that do more to enhance the way in which homeowners use and experience their spaces.”

Trends to Watch in Home Design


Regenerate: Concern for the environment and a desire to support local communities are driving a preference for locally sourced, sustainable materials. Regenerate interiors and exteriors will consist of crafted details, enhanced texture, earthy warm hues and minimalist templates. The colors of Regenerate are moody, yet soothing and comforting in their earthiness. Muted marigold and dusty burgundy reference organic minerals and Southwestern warmth, while forest green and tea green evoke images of lush vegetation. Regenerate materials and finishes will add warmth and include visible wood grain, mixed woods, warm metals, natural textiles and recycled aggregates like crushed cement.




Adapt: The pandemic has upended the way homeowners use their spaces, which now function as offices, schools, gyms and more. The result is a need for zoned spaces, multi-functional furniture and practical, yet contemporary, decor. The pandemic also changed the way people feel inside their homes. Security and safety are a priority, from secure locking systems to sanitized surfaces. Cool colors are a hallmark of the Adapt trend, from smoky slate to powder pink and vivid blue, complemented by a bright blue-teal and a leafy green for a nod to nature. The Adapt trend will be seen in adaptable elements, natural light, industrial materials, simple shapes and joyful geos.




Home Sanctuary: With people spending more time at home than ever before, creating a comfortable home sanctuary will continue to be key. Sanctuary spaces are filled with natural pigments and neutral tones to avoid overwhelming the eye. Colors such as soft gray, butter yellow and hazy beige balance out striking gray lavender and faded terra cotta. Natural materials like rattan, tactile surfaces and smooth edges add texture that is soothing and pleasant. Spaces have an overall minimalist design sense, with bold, large-scale geometry and generously proportioned, comfortable furniture. With curated details to add character, the overall effect is calming, grounding and peaceful. The Home Sanctuary trend will be brought to life with features that include wooden slats, wide stripes, furnishings with sculptural curves, hand-drawn lines, woven grasses, and sculptural, stained wood.




Intuitive Home: This trend aims to make the future less intimidating and more intuitive, resulting in a secure, peaceful atmosphere that considers ergonomics and comfort in design. Everything is designed with aesthetics and tech in mind, and, most importantly, the home maintains a consistent look and feel throughout. The intuitive home allows technology to enhance the home without disrupting it. This palette calms and stimulates, mixing several warm hues — a burnt orange, buttermilk yellow and sandy beige — with cooler colors such as ice gray, plum purple and shady deep teal. Intuitive homes will include patinated metal, shifting colors, geometric grids, textural contrast, pale brick and tone on tone.

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