Its a new year and a good time to explore what's hot and what's not while the creative among us are driving and creating new trends in the months ahead. After scouring design editorials there are a few consistent threads. If I may opine....a lot of these trends aren't really new, some are comebacks, some have been on trend for a few years, and some are emerging.
Two Tone Cabinets: The popularity of white & wood is expected to continue or the concept sometimes referred to as "Tuxedo"; containing some version of black and white. This could be grey (or any saturated color) in combination with a pale color or white. Use the contrast in uppers vs. lowers, on an island or just accents.
Splurge Spaces: Foyers, powder rooms and laundry rooms. Whether you're impressing your guests or adding function to this space - the foyer is first impression of your home and deserves attention. Ditto powder room, its the room all your guests will likely visit. If functioning rooms like your kitchen and baths warrant good design so goes the laundry room and could make the chore a more pleasurable and efficient experience.
Color: Pantone's color of the year, Greenery (15-0343) is a "fresh & zesty burst of yellow-green that evokes the first shades of spring". Its hard to feel anything but happy around this color that pairs well with almost everything. Another color trend: White on White, not literally but white with off-white and creams. This color concept takes an all white room from clinically stark to an inviting space reminiscent of floral blossoms.
Glass & Black Iron: Black framed windows, interior doors and shower glass with black grids, we saw a hint of this in 2016, likely inspired by the industrial design trend --predicting this to surge this year.
Wood Featured Baths: Expect wood to take a bigger role in bathrooms. Wood soaking tubs, wood paneling, wood floors, wood vanities & storage, wood tub surrounds, wood mats, slats, & benches.
Bars: Bars are back! Where once we were ripping out those wet bars from the 70's. Bars are back and big. Perhaps the popularity of mixologist's cocktails or just the need to drink a little more in a time of political uncertainty, entertaining at home is big and a place (big or small) to pour your favorite libation is de rigueur!