Beyond White: Hot Color Trends for the Kitchen & Bath
Whether it’s a vibrant backsplash, a playful shade on the wall, or a new sink color that pops with personality,
today’s hot color trends are anything but boring. Consider these top five color trends for kitchen and bath spaces:
1. Gray Reigns King The 2013 NKBA Trends Report names gray the coveted color of the year. Use of gray color schemes in both kitchens and baths has dramatically increased since 2010. Gray instantly elevates the design and adds depth to the palette. There are many shades of gray to choose from, which makes it easy to find one to complement the other colors used in your decor.
2. Bold and beautiful hues Neutrals are classic, but pops of strategically placed color add life to kitchen and baths. “Emerald and varying shades of green are hot pops of colors for 2013, and the color for 2014 will be all about cobalt. Homeowners should be encouraged to identify colors they personally enjoy. Color trends come and go, but one that resonates with your design aesthetic and reflects you as an individual, you’ll always love.
3. Evolve from white Neutral no longer simply means white. Homeowners are eagerly embracing other colors in place of white, like Dune from Kohler, available for sinks, baths, shower bases and toilets. Dune is a true neutral that works well in place of white and adds a nuance of sophistication to the room’s color palette.
4. Unexpected color When it comes to color, sometimes you need to break the rules. Remodeling projects provide the perfect opportunity to incorporate color beyond a fresh coat of paint or new window treatments. Glass tile in kitchens or baths make it easy to introduce new color and texture. For those looking to create a more cultivated color scheme and palette, think outside the box by considering a new faucet finish or incorporating new materials, such as metal.
If you’re ready for color, but still feel a little unsure. Select a color, bring samples and swatches home. Sit in your space and observe them at different times of the day. Materials can look much different in your home than how they appear under the bright lights of a showroom.