Design Zeitgeist: The Year's Biggest Trends

Best of 2012

Trends. They take hold of us sometimes, and flood our creative thoughts and webpages. Here are some of the looks that hung around this year, and wowed us again and again with their fresh appeal.

Bold Neon Brights:
1. How To Do Pops of Neon
2. Neon DIY Details from Around the Web
3. Neon: Back in A Big Way

Glam Metallics:
4. Brass, Copper & Gold in the Kitchen
5. Gold or Silver?
6. The Midas Touch: Classic Glam Decor Styles

Reclaimed Materials:
7. Tiny Home on the Range
8. Wood Paneling: The 60s Favorite is Back
9. How to Create A Reclaimed Wood Wall

Modern Pastels:
10. Trend Spotting: Modern Pastels
11. Color Spotlight: Seafoam Green
12. Pastel Palette; Trendy or Timeless?

Applied Color:
13. Trend Alert: Color Dipped Furniture
14. Design Inspiration: Ombre at Home
15. Color Blocking In Decor

Geometric Patterns:
16. Trend Spotting: Geometry
17. Print Love: Triangles
18. On Trend: Triangles in Kids' Decor

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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