1) Colors

Crème and off-white will be the new white.  Grey will still be a popular color of choice; however, it will be more in the form of accents rather than any large applications.  You will have a nice selection of blues and greens with grey undertones to add a pop of color to your space.  Check out www.thecreativityexchange.com below!

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2) Transitional Design

Combining design styles from modern to contemporary creates a home suited for client’s with different styles.  This hot trend will continue for quite some time.

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3) Going Vintage

Same concept here except combining old with the new.  Most vintage décor is added in accents, faucets, vanities, floor tile and/or wall décor.

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4) Organic/Contrast

Look for materials that will not only complement each other but that also contrast in order to create depth to the space.  Materials will look organic or natural and some, will come from the earth as in metals and stone.

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5) Quartz Countertops

Will increase throughout next year as most like the idea of no maintenance.  Quartz has come a long way and some new quartz colors mimic the veins and natural movement that granite has.  White and greys, or a combination of, have and will continue to be one of the top choices but will soon fade out.

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6) Lighting

Is becoming more and more of a focal point during the design process.  Creating spaces with dynamic lighting and styles will continue to grow.  Decorative pendants, chandeliers and artsy fixtures have been top choices to create this type of look which will continue through next year.

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7) Subway Tile

Subway tile applications will follow suit; however, the use of glass colored tiles over the ceramic tile will increase in all applications.  New glass tiles coming out are representative of the trending colors above and will create a nice accent for a kitchen backsplash.

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8) Nature

Bring nature into your space as much as possible.  Natural lighting will always be the best possibly lighting one can ask for.  Adding sky lights or opening rooms to bring in more natural light are options for those who are limited with windows.  The bigger the windows, the better!  Check out Frank Lloyd Wright who was a master at this.

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9) Go Green

Going green has increased substantially over the last year as clients are concerned about what they are breathing in at home.  Materials that are certified green (ie low VOC, low NRP, etc.) and other information on LEED can be found here http://www.usgbc.org/.

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By: Sandy Dicus