It's crazy to think that we are already in the month of February and it seems like time is just flying by. Before it does, I'd like to share the trends I am seeing for 2016. I know that some of you aren't crazy about trends but they are important because they dictate the industry. The more we know the better informed we are in what's available. So with that being said, I'd like to share what I am seeing as the top 5 trends for 2016.
YES, my favorite. COLOR is everywhere from painted rooms, to fabrics to accessories. If you love using color here is your chance to enjoy it.
Think Bright,BOLD and lots of stripes and florals
|Via Brunschwig and Fils|
2. Dare to Cook Differently - Steam Oven
The steam oven is not really new to the industry but it is certainly picking up steam. Several companies have introduced them into their lines and I absolutely love how they cook. Having tasted a delicious beef tenderloin cooked at the Subzero-Wolf showroom here in Charlotte, I am sold on the efficiency of this appliance. If your thinking of doing a kitchen remodel, this is an appliance to consider. It is also available through Miele and Thermador as well.
I've been told the only thing a steam oven can NOT do that a microwave can is
3. Metal Mania
From appliances to plumbing fixtures to hardware and even wallpaper, the metallic influence is everywhere. Whether combined with other finishes, or used as a statement piece, Metals are a hit for 2016.
I love the way different metal finishes were combined in this powder room. By using brass light fixtures with a gold lined mirror and chrome fixtures and accessories there is a balance within the space.
|Via A Well Dressed Home|
I love this mirror made of brass combined with a black exterior finish
4. Romantic Movement
How appropriate for the month of Love and thanks to Pantone'ss selection of blush and serenity, we are seeing these colors used in many different combinations.
Andrea Brooks photo shows Blush on the walls and infused with pops of colors
|Via Andrea Brooks|
While Style me Pretty uses a combination of grays, white and blush to achieve a beautiful and serene look.
|Via Style me Pretty|
Whether natural or man made stone is everywhere, from Marble to Dekton. I will be sharing qualities and uses in upcoming Blogs
A contemporary style using Dekton (Manufactured by Silestone) as the base and countertop
Marble tiles for floors, backsplashes and countertops.
|Via My Parradissi|