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Design Trends to Give Your Home a Fresh Look


Design trends are constantly changing, giving you the perfect opportunity to switch things up. And with the new year upon us, what better time than now to refresh the interior of your home. For those who are unsure of where to begin, keep reading to discover trends that can tastefully transform your home.

Two-Toned Kitchens

Design Trends - Two Toned Kitchen

All-white kitchens are always cycling in and out of style, making them a safe color scheme option. But being that kitchens are meant to serve as a gathering place, ideally, they should be warm and inviting - feelings that neutral colors don't always evoke. If you're looking to make the hub of your home unique and charming, consider some of the following minor remodeling ideas to revamp your kitchen space.

Figuring that new cabinet installation in a kitchen remodel can cost at least $2,000 even in an average size kitchen, you might be better of refinishing your existing cabinetry. For an easy modish look, paint your cabinets two-toned colors instead of monochromatic tones to give your kitchen a pop of color throughout. In regards to color choice, bold colors are in for the kitchen, so nothing is off-limits. To be more prepared, you'll need to budget and know the costs of everything that goes into a kitchen remodel.

Another way you can create a two-toned kitchen is by choosing contrasting countertops to your cabinetry. Granite countertops are becoming less popular to quarts - a newer alternative to marble. Quartz comes in a variety of earthy tones that will complement and offset the bolder colors you choose for your cabinets.

Mixing Design Schemes

Design Trends - Mixing Design Schemes

If you've ever found yourself leaning towards more than one design style, but were too afraid to mix and match, fear no more! it's not uncommon to mix and match various design styles to really make your space personal to you. To successfully do so, first, you must decide which styles appeal to you the most.

Some of the most popular home design styles include modern, farmhouse, shabby chic, traditional, rustic, minimalist, mid-century modern, bohemian, and coastal. Once you have a better idea of which style you gravitate towards the most, you can then begin to decorate your home accordingly. When combining styles, keep in mind the 80/20 rule, where you devote 80% to one style and 20% to the other. It's important to remember that ultimately, the design is up to you and what you enjoy, so don't be afraid to mix old and new items together as this can help create an inviting environment.

Fresh Colors Over Neutral

While neutral tones were once the go-to color palette for homeowners, these days, bright and bold colors are the key to making your house feel beautiful and new. For something on-trend, you can try incorporating Pantone's color of the year - classic blue - into your living space. Blue is a perfect color for relaxing spaces such as the bedroom or bathroom as it can evoke calmness and tranquility.

Rich jewel tones such as sapphire, emerald, ruby, amethyst, or topaz, have also become popular within interior design, and look excellent in any room of the home. A creative way to implement these colors throughout your home is through decor accents, furniture pieces, and even a fresh coat of paint. Instead of painting an accent wall, consider using these colors throughout as it will make a more inviting space.

If you need some inspiration for unique ways to bring color into your home, consider painting your doors. Dark painted doors can add warmth and character, as well as make a bold statement as opposed to the standard white or wood doors. For your interior doors, consider deep browns, navy blues, and grays to complement the other earth tones you incorporate in your home.