Many of the trends we are starting to see in 2018 are quickly rising to the top for 2019. In addition to seeing things like gold finishes, quartz counters and color cabinetry many new trends that were just scratching the surface last year are now in full swing. Are you ready to embrace some of the hottest trends? Ok maybe you think you’re not a “trend person.” But even if you’re not quite there, you can expect to see these trends rise to the top in 2019 and 2020. These trends are so strong that if you miss a step, you’ll instantly date your house by five years maybe ten!
So if you think you’re not a trend person, trust us when we say, if you’re getting ready to build a new home or remodel be sure to remember this post and add these top 9 things to your list!
Only Special Sinks Apply, Especially Shiny Metallics!
Bigger than ever are sinks in metallics, hammered finishes, intricate details and gold! Yes. In my world this has been a strong trend for a couple of years but when major sink manufacturers make options like these, you can see that this trend is full speed ahead:
Stainless Appliances Are Out!
Thinking about new appliances in stainless? Well just keep scrolling. Stainless is dead. Sure you’ll still be able to buy it, (and probably at a great price) but you’ll date your house instantly by a decade. Want to be ahead of the curve? Go with one of these surprising new finishes available. Gone are the days of all matching appliances in one boring color. Now it’s all about high style, in rich hues, and everything fancy. These finishes instantly take your kitchen up a notch.
Fancy, Expensive, Bright Colored Stoves!
This has been one of those quiet trends that designers reserved for its high end clients. Because of the high price points, brands offered fancy, colorful option that most couldn’t afford. While most of these will still set you back a pretty penny, this is a solid trend that’s not going away. High style cook tops, hoods, stoves and ovens in the brightest of brights are the hottest ticket in town!
Bathroom Trends 2018 – Designs, Colors and Material
At first glimpse it may seem that the bathroom is the dullest and not fashionable space of the home – tributary to its functionality and prosaic means – but if you think about it is one of the places that you spend a lot of your time – so why not let your imagination fly free and turn the space into an vision of style and beauty. What are the trends for 2018 when it comes to bathroom design, colors and materials? What will be fashionable, stylish and easy to maintain?
Combinations of natural materials to create something new and exciting
Well, first – keep in mind that 2018 is going to be marked by the return to the organic to the natural and the search of new and functional. So when it comes to a bathroom design the direction will be: super clean colors, seamless lines and practical and simple arrangement of spaces but with the dash of organic coziness and elegance. So let your imagination flow and turn the functionality of the bathroom into a contemporary creation of style. Here are some directions that may help.
Introduce something life – to bring life into the design
Don’t forget to include green; living plants into your bathroom ambiance that is not only fashionable but also a beautiful touch of the design.
Innovative usage of timeless materials
Another natural material that brings back the domain of nature into our homes is undoubtedly wood. It is clear that the innovations and research in the sphere of material usage allow the rich variety of timber, stone, metal and ceramics to be used in a new way.
It is only understandable that designers admire and follow the biggest creator –Nature. Its organic products introduce a huge variety and multiple possibilities for unique design creations and exciting sensations. As the designers says: ”No two items are ever the same – being naturally created and then manufactured – so they give a uniqueness to a bathroom”.
Consider darker colors
As you know, the dark and moody colors make a huge comeback at the scene of interior design fashion in this season and your bathroom – if used right will exude luxury and relaxation. Keeping in mind the tendency of usage of natural materials, cement tiles are going to be very popular this year. The most on-trend color this season, without a doubt, will be the gray. It adds moody or tranquil, elegant or dynamic atmosphere to any bathroom.
High Tech Accessories
The bathroom may be the last bastion of analog living, but not for very long. More and more high tech gadgets are making their way into the bathroom. Most noticeable this year is the increased use of digital temperature settings: set your shower at your preferred temperature, and get a steady flow of water that won’t cool down or heat up unexpectedly.
Cool light effects are also making their way into bathroom spaces as well.
Less is More. Embrace Change and Nix Those Upper Cabinets
A slow quiet trend that’s been quickly gaining speed in the last couple of years is the no upper cabinet trend. But as the minimalist movement takes shape, I’m seeing clients wanting their spaces to appear as clean as possible. The best way to achieve an openness is to eliminate those upper cabinets. If you’re building or remodeling this works beautifully by adding a true butlers pantry, or perhaps an antique armoire. But the hottest trends rise to the top at major shows and guess what’s hot? NO upper cabinets.
The White Kitchen is Out!
Ok that may be extreme. The white kitchen is a classic, but many are getting quite bored of a kitchen devoid of color. It feels lifeless in a space that is considered the heart of the home. Painted cabinets in blue, green, stains in warm chestnut and fruitwood and black are all the rage!
Black is the New Grey
Black is replacing grey. Yet another trend that has been climbing its way back from the eighties, black is bringing that sharp contrast to kitchens and baths devoid of color. It also brings elegance to a space that no other hue can do. Combined with warm chestnut wood and gold finishes, you have an updated twist to an eighties classic.
Gold is Back and Bigger Than Ever
Ok this is a trend we saw rising last year and the year before that. Sure we have likely all been in a house, or purchased a house that had top to bottom brass everything from the nineties. But this metallic favorite is fresh and new. Manufacturers are offering up gold patina’s, rose golds, black golds, bright golds and mixing them with high end appliances and raw organics. This finish has never looked so good as a new traditional with a twist.
While you may not be open to the idea of nixing your upper cabinets, another big trend is metal shelving. For a long time we saw open wood shelves as the gold standard. Black metal shelves to give a kitchen attitude, style and flexibility are replacing Wood. Plus it’s pretty.
Shower Enclosures With Attitude
Shower doors and enclosures are starting to become a statement piece in the bathroom and there is no better way to do that than to make them noticeable. Bold designs, windowpanes and color grids are showing up t5his year in major design shows.
I think it’s safe to say that the number one trend right now is color. And it’s right in line with everything that is going on in interior design. Organics like raw woods, black and white, color and gold were huge last years.
If the trends intimidate you or you aren’t sure how to navigate them, make sure to consult with Millers Fancy Bath and Kitchen designers. The last thing you want to do is drop $20K on granite counters and stainless appliances only to discover you dated your house a decade!