Home renovation trends for 2016 feature designs with greater personalization than in previous years. Rather than choosing traditional colors and themes, homeowners are opting for styles that greater reflect their interests and lifestyle. Below are some of the most popular design trends cropping up in home additions and remodeling projects
Muted Color Schemes for Kitchens
Although white is the traditional color for kitchens, pastels, charcoals and grays are finding their way into the motif. Two-toned wood cabinets and brick or stone backsplashes offer subdued, natural tones. Deeper colors are used to contrast with lighter tones to create balance. Soft shades of blue, green and pastel yellow are finding their places as accent colors.
Metallic Accents in Kitchens
Another design trend centers around metallic finishes such as copper, brass and bronze. In 2016, expect it to play a more dominant role as it offers contrast to the trending muted colors for kitchen remodeling projects. Metal range hoods are entering the scene with a wide range of styles, finishes and textures. Homeowners now have greater selection of metallic finishes such as:
- Antique bronze
- Natural zinc
- Dark brown copper
- Blackened steel
Powder coating and custom finishes further add to the possibilities. With more choices for textures and finishes, kitchens are now a major centerpiece for a home.
Colored Stainless Steel Appliances
Colored stainless steel appliances are gaining popularity. They offer an alternative to the traditional shiny metal surface. Several brands have introduced new colors such as black stainless steel, sunset bronze and graphite. One complaint regarding traditional stainless steel appliances are their tendency to show fingerprints; some manufactures have introduced fingerprint resistant as a selling feature.
Lighting can give a room a “wow” factor. Cabinetry lighting illuminates countertops and accents display items. Light tape strips are installed inside, above and below cabinets and offer the capability to create mood with lighting. LED lights are typically used, offering longevity and energy savings.
Creating Fluidity with Nature
Home renovation trends for 2016 are seeing a fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces. Homeowners are choosing design elements such as large glass doors that can be opened to remove the boundaries between the interior of the home and outdoors. Patios and decks that can be closed off in cooler months provide ideal to entertainment areas. Natural elements are used for interior focal points like this beautiful living room accent wall.
High Tech Makes the Home Renovation Trends List
High tech is making its way into the kitchen with designated areas to charge smartphones and tablets. Smart appliances are replacing conventional methods. Steam ovens cook food more thoroughly and are healthier than microwaves. Induction cooktops save space and provide added safety while warming drawers promise a hot meal.
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