Move aside bold and vibrant tones of 2019, the 2020 Colors of the Year are a cool blend of blues and soft pinks and greens. Color giants like Pantone, Sherwin Williams, Behr, PPG and Benjamin Moore veered from the bright bold hues of 2019 to a much cooler palette for this year.
Kitchens have undergone a major facelift in the last few years. The kitchens of 2010 were surrounded by white cabinetry and light color schemes, whereas now it’s rare to see a one-tone kitchen. Enter navy cabinets, dark and light woods and statement islands. Whether you’re selecting a countertop with prominent veining or mixing a navy counter with a grey perimeter, kitchens are a standalone spot for style. Houzz has continued to see a rise in jewel tone cabinets over the last year. Two-tone cabinetry not enough for you? Don’t worry, three-tone cabinets are trending as well.
Pendant lighting is one of the most personalized features in a new home. Placed in the kitchen, powder bath and dining rooms, pendant lights bring together the style and feeling of a space. Since 2017, pendant lights, especially in the kitchen, have grown in size year after year. With hundreds of styles, color and textures to pick from for pendant lighting, you’ll be able to switch them out easily should your style change after a few years.
GRANITE SLABS AS BACKSPLASH
A trend that took designers by surprise is using full granite slabs as backsplash over traditional tile. A full slab backsplash can work in both modern and traditional kitchens, creating a timeless effect for homeowners. Cleaning is a breeze with full slab backsplashes – you’ll never have to worry about scrubbing grout lines again! You could bring the full slab backsplash to the next level by using the same slab for your countertops too, which makes a more cohesive, minimalist kitchen.
BOLD POWDER ROOMS
An unsurprising trend that continues to gain popularity is to have a bold powder room. From textured wallpapers to bright colored furniture piece sinks to statement lighting, there is no such thing as too much in a powder room. Because powder rooms are naturally small, it’s easy to take a style risk and have it pay off. This is a room that every guest, family member and friend will see while at your house, so it’s worth having a bit of fun when it comes to selections.
Tile has been a popular feature in homes for decades thanks to its resiliency. In the last year, patterned tile has quickly been dethroned as the top tile choice and replaced by textured tile. Textured tile adds an extra layer of dimension and style to a space. Whether it’s an optical illusion of texture or a physical representation, textured tile is here to stay.
Design trends come and go, but your style is uniquely yours. Our interior design partner, Everything Home, is available through each step of your home design process to ensure that your vision is never lost while creating a cohesive home. Start your home design process today by contacting one of our New Home Consultants to find the right location and design for your dream home.CONTACT A NEW HOME CONSULTANT TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION