Kitchen aesthetics are trending toward mix-and-match colors and materials. Think light butcher block wood countertops paired with stark black cabinets. Or a navy blue wooden island paired with white modern cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
The latest innovations in cabinetry and drawers are tucking appliances out of sight. And manufacturers are designing appliances to blend with your kitchen materials in a trend known as integrating appliances.
THE PROGRAMMABLE BATHROOM
It may be hard to believe, but the toilet is one of the biggest bathroom trends this year. Installing high-efficiency toilets is a quick and easy way to make your home more efficient, and even to modernize your bathroom aesthetic. These toilets are sleek and minimal, and they’re available in a variety of styles — including bidet. You can also find options that open and flush automatically.
Toilets aren’t the only bathroom element that’s gotten smarter. You can now program showers to your exact desired temperature, install a Bluetooth speaker anywhere in your bathroom, and even watch a small television screen on your vanity mirror!
Design-wise, bathrooms are trending toward bolder tile selections, concrete features like overlay sinks and sleek black hardware.
THE ENRICHED BEDROOM
Moody, rich colors are having a moment in the bedroom. Navy blues, velvety purples and even pollen-like yellows can add depth and character — whether they’re incorporated as furniture, accent walls, or lush pillows, linens and rugs. Decor choices, however, continue to trend toward minimalism. We’re doing our best to leave our technology, our bills and our to-do lists at the bedroom door so we can truly unwind and refresh ourselves for another day.
Plants are also showing up in our bedrooms, as they are in many other parts of the home. As art, pillows, prints and linens — and especially as living succulents and leafy indoor trees — plants are becoming an integral part of interior design.
One final trend happening in the bedroom is the mixing of bold patterns. This trend could easily make a room look garish, but people are coming up with new and creative ways to make opposite patterns complement each other. Bold stripes are being propped against soft florals, and stark geometric patterns are being married with rough-hewn textures.