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Restaurant Design Trends of 2017

by Andrea Reynolds

Welcome to 2017! As we embrace the New Year, we like to take some time to look ahead at what trends are on the horizon in restaurant design. Here are some of the best trends we’re already embracing for 2017.

Trend #1: All Things Green

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Although dark green will be hot, the color making a splash will be a lighter choice, reminiscent of a Granny Smith Apple. The Pantone Color Institute predicts that Greenery will be the hot design color in 2017 because it’s a “refreshing and revitalizing shade that’s symbolic of new beginnings.”

Try this Trend: Use our Yellow Green finish on a modern product like Reece Barstools.

Are you looking for extra inspiration? Check out our first Look Book here. 

Trend #2: Goodbye, DIY

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The world of do-it-yourself Pinterest projects is over, especially in restaurants and commercial spaces. DIY lights, wood walls, and rustic, hobbled together tables can say sianara. Customers' palettes are fatigued and are looking for spaces with a balance of artisan craftsmanship and refinement. This renewed focus on quality craftsmanship will be at the forefront of this year’s best restaurant design ideas.

Try this Trend: With mitered corners that feature a powdercoated bracket, our Dylan Communal Table is the antithesis of DIY and everything we love about great design.

Trend #3: Glam is Back

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As we say goodbye to DIY, we simultaneously usher in the idea of refinement and glamour. Expect to see interiors with thoughtful sophistication, using saturated colors, glamourous patterns, and luxe trimmings.

Try this Trend: Nothing says glam quite like a lounge chair. The Harper Lounge features a steel x-base and can be fully upholstered for maximum comfort.  For a sleeker look, keep the shell in wood or specify a laminate.

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Trend #4: Min is Still in


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Minimal design is proving to have staying power; we predict 2017 will continue the trend of all things clean, modern, and simple. We predict restaurants will continue to opt for simple color palettes, white walls, and refined furniture pieces so that their food can shine.

Try this Trend: Our Brady Collection features crisp corners and simple square tubing. We love how the Brady keeps space feeling, bright, airy, and open. 

As these and other restaurant trends are unveiling, there is one common element we’re noticing: As the world itself moves to becoming more and more digitized, the restaurant design trends will continue to evolve in that same direction, catering to the demands of the new generation of modern diners.

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