Keeping a home on trend can be as simple as refreshing a few rooms with a new paint color, or as complex as a complete kitchen or bath overhaul. In either circumstance, a homeowner begins by researching and finding inspiration.
Carpet One Floor & Home provides ideas, inspiration and trends through its blog and digital magazine, Beautiful Design Made Simple. To read through the 2016 Trends Issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple visit BeautifulDesignMadeSimple.com/digitalmagazine.
Gray flooring returns from last year, yet has warmed up in 2016. Brown hued grays create a base that flatters a wide range of décor styles. White hued flooring, from hardwood to tile, is extremely trendy this year. On the opposite end of the spectrum, deep charcoal and chocolate flooring are making statements and creating striking contrast with light décor elements. Finally, 2016 will showcase handcrafted product design and installation techniques, along with distressed area rugs.
With Benjamin Moore naming Simply White OC-117 as its color of the year, whites will be an obvious go-to in the New Year. Alongside whites, pinks and pale neutrals will create subtle complexity, while indigo blues, hunter greens, and shades of plum will create rich, moody backdrops.
In cabinetry, open concept shelving will remain popular helping to provide storage for larger, odd-shaped items. As for color, cabinetry will be falling in line with the warm gray trend seen in flooring. Additionally, we’ll begin to see the inclusion of technology, with cabinetry that incorporates and accommodates charging docks and tablet stands.
Technology also is building a presence in window treatments. Shades that automatically adjust create the perfect room ambience — morning, noon or night. Also trendy in window treatments this year is the use of organic materials such as unfinished woods and natural fibers like cotton, wool, and linen.
Brass is back. Lighter than the oil rubbed bronze that’s faded from popularity, natural brass works well with many different décor styles and is expected to dominate lighting and home interior finish in the coming years. Outside the home, exterior lighting is shifting toward more black and grey finish variations, while gaining height to accommodate new architectural design.
“We are excited about all the 2016 trends and can’t wait to help our customer incorporate them into their home,” said Michael Henry of Allfloors Carpet One Floor & Home.
For more information on trends visit Carpet One Floor & Home’s blog at BeautifulDesignMadeSimple.com or download the Beautiful Design Made Simple digital magazine.