Design Trends to watch for in 2024… from paint colors to MCM ideas to what’s in and what’s out

It seems that I have been seeing lists everywhere about the colors of the year and what design trends are in and out for 2024. A common theme is more personalized decor, quiet luxury, and a break from technology… as you can see in the tranquil bathroom above that invites nature in.

San Francisco designer Nozawa says… “What I think will be a big turnabout in design for 2024, is that more and more of my clients are actually wanting to return to ‘dumb homes’ at least that’s what I’m calling the opposite of a smart home! Harsh blue lights and bright touchscreens that illuminate when you walk by at night are starting to give way to a love of mechanical controls: old-school buttons, switches that toggle up and down, and simpler toilet washlets!”

See what other designers are saying in the links below from multiple sources.


Pantone has been selecting the design color of the year for 25 years, and paint companies now also pick their colors of the year.


Mid-century modern design has become a favorite worldwide. It’s easy to incorporate the look with a few simple elements. 




These articles focus on what to think twice about before proceeding with updates in 2024. Note that some of the links above also talk about what is on its way out. An interesting one to think about is opening kitchen/living areas. After such a focus on open floor plans, some people are longing for more private spaces again.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results –

Written By

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

Related Posts

Weekly real estate market update 6/21/24… new construction is catching up

đź–¨ Print Article New and coming soon listings are declining this week, as I expect will continue as we move into the July 4th holiday season. Pending sales and price...

May 2024 real estate market update… supply of inventory continues to rise

đź–¨ Print Article In May 2024 Twin Cities inventory of homes for sale rose 15.7% over May 2023, to 8,614 homes for sale. But months supply of inventory rose even...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for Market Updates & Mid-Century Modern Listings

Our weekly HomesMSP Update includes current local market information and a curated list of mid-century modern properties for sale, plus posts from an inspector, a lender, a stager, info about neighborhoods, life in the Twin Cities… even recipes!


Blog Categories


Sharon and John Hensrud

About Us

The HomesMSP Team is committed to meeting you where you are and listening… really listening to understand you so we can use our extensive knowledge of the market and local neighborhoods to give you personalized service.