From shiny kitchen cabinets to wooden ceiling beams, several home design trends aim to liven up neutral interiors in the new year. Home remodeling website Houzz recently asked designers to chime in about what design trends they expect to grow more popular over the next few months. Here are a few trends they flagged.
High-gloss kitchen cabinetry. Flat-panel cabinets with a high-gloss finish are gaining popularity, Kimmie Rokahr, a designer with DesignLoft Cabinets, told Houzz. The shinier finish bounces light around the space. Also, the flat-panel design gives a modern look that makes the cabinets appear like they’re receding. Additionally, don’t forget about the kitchen hood.
Wooden beams. More attention in home design is being placed on dressing up the home’s fifth wall. Wood ceiling beams are one way to do that. Designer Cynthia Soda of Soda Pop Design says the contrasting wooden beams can add some warmth to an otherwise all-white space. It can help accentuate the room’s height by drawing eyes upward.
Brass accents. Kitchen designs are incorporating more contrasts, and brass is one way to achieve that. Tecola Robinson of Tecola Camille Interiors told Houzz that she’s seeing more black or dark kitchen cabinets paired with brass or gold hardware for a visual pop.