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Hottest Interior Colors of 2018 Making Bold Statements

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jan 9, 2018

Every year, we get the excitement of discovering various "color of the year" choices from just about every corner of the color world. Pantone, the world's leading color expert, has selected the rich and vibrant Ultra Violet as the color for 2018. While there's a lot that goes into the color choice, by looking at current trends and making statements about the state of things possibly to come, Color of the Year choices are meant primarily to inspire and inform choices in decor, fashion, advertising, and the visual world around us. This doesn't always translate to the best color choice for your home, however. That's where the paint companies come in. 

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

Hottest Interior Colors of 2017: Bold Neutrals

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Color trend predicting is a fairly important part of the design world. For interiors, having an idea of what is considered a "current" color helps to ensure that new designs in our homes feel well-suited to the present. Color trends look for shades that offer versatility, but also capture the mood or style that seems to be most popular in today's society. Last year's colors were fairly light. Whites and pastels dominated, reflecting the trend toward more unisex design (fewer overtly masculine or feminine spaces), and the continued embracing of a more minimalist lifestyle. This years colors, however, take a decidedly bolder turn. As we enter 2017, sophisticated, dramatic colors feel on-point.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

Newest Trends in Wall Treaments

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

An easy way to update the look of any room in your home is to refresh the look of the walls. Even a simple change of color can make a room feel like a whole new space. The options for wall treatments have been around for a long time which means that they keep getting technically better, or easier to install. So if it's been a while since you've taken a look at how to finished your interior walls, now is a great time to look again.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

The Hottest Interior Colors for 2016: Mixing Neutrals

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Take a stroll through an internet search for "2016 Paint Color Trends" and you'll discover a fairly mixed bag. Color giant Pantone selected the pair of pastels, Serenity and Rose Quartz, for the 2016 Colors of the Year, but leading paint manufacturers like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are leaning even further to the neutral end of things by highlighting off-whites as this year's trending paint color. While it's true that we've seen a rise in white backdrops on our Pinterest home design image searches, we've noticed an even greater interest in the mixing of neutral colors in the homes we've had the pleasure of working on for several years now. It's a trend mentioned on Houzz that seems to be gaining more momentum into 2016.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

Our Most Popular Kitchen and Bath Design Blog Posts in 2015

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Dec 29, 2015

"Best of" lists are an end-of-year tradition. We look back at the year that has been to help us see a possible direction for the year yet to be. For our part in this New Year's tradition, we'd like to take a moment to look at the 5 blog posts we've shared here that you found the most helpful or relevant in your journeys to remodel your homes.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Lighting, Room Colors, Countertops

Hottest Interior Colors of the Year: 2015

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Changing up the interior room color in your home is a great way to bright up the walls and bring a much needed light to the dreary feel of winter. Choosing colors selected by the interiors and paint industry is also an easy way to add designer style without a huge commitment. The interior colors for 2015 trends lend themselves extremely well to the long term, so while the hottest interior colors may be “hot picks” now, there’s bound to be one or two that look and feel timeless to you.

Marsala, color power-house Pantone’s pick for 2015 Color of the Year, is a deep wine hue with heavy brown undertones that manages to be a neutral color while still being sophisticated and bold. Pantone calls it “complex and full-bodied” without being overpowering, and we’d have to agree. In fact, we’ve seen a recent interest in these types of heavy browns in our remodeling projects.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

Our Most Popular Kitchen and Bath Design Blog Posts in 2014

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Dec 30, 2014

"Best of" lists are an end-of-year tradition. We look back at the year that has been to help us see a possible direction for the year yet to be. For our part in this New Year's tradition, we'd like to take a moment to look at the 5 blog posts we've shared here that you found the most helpful or relevent in your journeys to remodel your homes.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Universal Design, Kitchens, Storage, Room Colors

Contemporary Kitchens: One of the Hottest Trends in Kitchen Design

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Apr 15, 2014

With the busy lives we lead, it’s no wonder that more homeowners are finding a contemporary-style kitchen meets their needs. Once considered bland and sterile, today’s contemporary kitchens are bold, stylish and showcase modern appliances. They are also functional and easy to maintain which, according to the 2014 National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Trends Survey, makes them one of the hottest trends in kitchen design.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens, Room Colors

The Hottest Interior Colors for 2014: The “Cool” Neutrals

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Jan 21, 2014

This year we will be seeing simple, neutral colors in home interiors. If you’ve flipped through the pages of some of the top home décor magazines, looked for color ideas on the web or checked out shows on HGTV, you’ll see that many designers are using beige, gray, white and blue on walls. Undertones are important in colors and we are also seeing “greige,” a color created by mixing gray and beige, in their palettes.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

Our Picks for the Best Bathroom Design Trends for 2013

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Apr 9, 2013

Do you remember the pink tubs, toilets and sinks from the 1960s? Powder blue 4-inch walls tiles from the 1970s? White laminate cabinets from the 1980s? Sliding door shower enclosures from the 1990s? Bathroom design trends seem to change every ten years or so. There are always new products arriving on the market and new ideas about how to create comfort in this personal space. 

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Lighting, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Room Colors, Countertops

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