This Once-Trendy Pattern Is Phasing Out in 2020, According to Google Trends

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While 2020 might be the year of color blocking, modular seating, and black kitchens, it's not going to be the year of the once-beloved pattern chevron, according to a report by Living Spaces.

According to data the retailer pulled from Google Trends, chevron hit its peak in 2014, but has since seen a 73% decrease in interest. There's no clear reason for the downturn — chevron is a pretty timeless pattern, after all — but Living Spaces argues that it's just become a little too basic.

If you're interested in a similar look, consider herringbone, which is chevron's slightly edgier sister (we mean that literally — it has a busier pattern along its edges compared to the more straightforward V-shaped chevron).

Chevron isn't the only trend that's hitting the highway this year: According to the report, we'll be seeing less of mason jars, rose gold, and mosaic backsplashes, too. New year, new decor trends.


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.

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