ProSource | 7/26/2016 | Expert Advice
Remodeling is intimidating enough without having to wonder whether you’re following the latest trends, or choosing a design that might go out of style before the paint dries. Trends in home decorating come and go, but these seven design trends have stood the test of time.
Trend 1: Soothing Neutrals
Designers and homeowners have had an eye for lighter, calmer neutrals such as whites, creams and gray tones, not just in paint colors or flooring, but throughout the home, such as cabinets, countertops, carpet, and even hardwood floors.
White cabinetry has always been popular for its clean lines and ability to work with any room color scheme or design preference.
Trend 2: Paint It New
Painting anything other than the walls used to be frowned upon, especially in homes near the water or with small children. But since cabinet factories have vastly improved paint finishes, designers have more confidence using them on almost any surface.
From cabinets to furniture and even countertops, homeowners have breathed new life into existing cabinetry and surfaces with high quality paint finishes.
Trend 3: Peek Under The Hood
More than just a room that looks nice, homeowners want a kitchen that functions well for them. And over the past decade, that’s translated into an interest in the overall aesthetic of the room.
With the advent of the Internet and social media, it’s easier to be more educated about the product options available and how they work together to create a cohesive space.
Trend 4: Less Is More
Homeowners are inspired by a clean look. The trend of having nooks and crannies everywhere that need to be maintained has come and gone. Clean, simple lines, easy maintenance and efficiency are trends that are popular with homeowners across all generations.
Traditionally, trends change based on demographics, but this is one that has found staying power across all age groups. The kitchen design in a grandparent’s home might be the very same design chosen by their newly married grandchildren.
Trend 5: Form Meets Function
In the realm of countertops, quartz has really taken hold. The aesthetics have caught up with the function. For example, homeowners can get the look of real stone with durability that exceeds granite without worrying about having to seal it.
Trend 6: A True Classic
Shaker style cabinets have been a huge trend for several years, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be going out of style any time soon. Shaker style is a transitional cabinet that won’t feel dated years from now. Its versatility gives it even more staying power.
Depending on the molding and accents used with these cabinets, a kitchen can be made to look traditional or contemporary.
Trend 7: A Hardworking Favorite
The charm of subway tile never seems to go out of style. Traditionally used in the bathroom or as a kitchen backsplash, subway tile has become popular in almost any room of a home, from laundry rooms and mud rooms to fireplace surrounds. It’s hardworking and low maintenance, which keeps it at the top of homeowners’ lists of favorites.
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