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to accent your home with a more sophisticated look,” Stern suggests.

Out — linen. “I see it sticking around as a staple,” says Straight, “but this lead singer has been demoted to backup dancer as we look for something with a little more showmanship to offer.”

In — velvet. Unlike dry, basic linen, “velvet is like a great date that loves us back,” Straight says.

Out — pink. Jennifer Adams, an interior designer in San Diego, says “hot pink, raspberry and bubble gum are fresh, youthful and fun colors, but are too overwhelming in large doses, such as on walls or major pieces of furniture.”

In — lilac. “This hue is a newer, bluer version of the blush we’ve been seeing everywhere for the past two years, and we anticipate that it’ll begin filtering into home décor very soon,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at BEHR Paint in Santa Ana, California.

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