At last, 2021 is here, which means it’s out with the old and in with the new! Many people are looking to refresh, renew, and revitalize many aspects of their lives this year as we put the turmoil of 2020 behind us. If you’re looking to make some changes around the house, then it’s essential to pay attention to the latest design trends taking over for 2021. Here are some of the freshest design trends that we’re seeing for wall plates in the New Year.
Bold Colors and Patterns
An art deco style is making a comeback in interior design, with people pulling together eclectic elements for a bold, beautiful new look. Art gallery walls with vibrant colors and patterns are all the rage, and people make their switch plates a part of the art! Bold colors and patterns are a popular choice, framing your light switches in artistic swirls, stripes, and other eye-catching designs.
Copper is a trendy material to choose from if you’re looking for that art deco look in your own home, as it has such a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from. Our Autumn Copper switchplates feature splashes of red and orange, while Azul Copper is a beautiful combination of blues and rusty browns. We have stripes, swirls, and spots in reds, greens, blues, and more. If you frame your light switch in one of these plates, it will blend right into your gallery wall of modern art.
Of course, technology has become irrevocably woven into the fabric of our everyday lives, and that’s being reflected even in people’s selection of switch plate covers. Newer switch plate covers are now available that integrate technology in a variety of ways. One example would be our LumiCover nightlight wall plates, which have an integrated, downward-angled nightlight to provide an automated glow whenever you need it.
People are also integrating technology into their outlet covers by selecting wall plates with integrated USB charging ports. The fear of having your phone die on you is a common one in today’s world, and having USB ports built into your walls ensures that you’ll always have a place to charge those devices, even if you don’t have an adapter on hand.
Smart lights are also all the rage in homes nowadays. While this isn’t necessarily a trend for the switch plates themselves, it is worth noting that most smart lights operate with rocker switches, which require a different switch plate than the traditional toggle switches. So, thanks to this technology trend, toggle switch plates are becoming more popular than ever before.
Black Is the New White
One final wall plate cover trend you’ll probably see this year is connected to a broader interior design trend—flipping the trim accents in a home from the traditional white to a sophisticated black. This includes wall plate covers and baseboards, window and doorframes, and even the interior doors themselves. This trend gives homes a chic look that can provide even low-grade trim and doors a total facelift. And of course, if you’re going to pull it off, it doesn’t hurt to have your light switch and outlet covers to match.
If you want to try out any of these trends this year, check out our huge selection of wall plate covers here at the Wallplate Warehouse!