New Year -- New Looks Part II
2015 is all about new colors, textures, and new designs. While many think a new year means it's time to throw out the old and bring in the new, this year many trends call for re-purposing an old vintage look. From freestanding tubs, to a warm fire, 2015 has cozy in mind with a little twist.
- Coral, coral, coral. Sherwin Williams named Coral as the color of the year for 2015. Their director of color marketing says this color will give a brighter outlook, in light of the recent recession. She suggests using it outside or on an accent wall -- paired with a crisp white, gray, or similar saturations of lilac, green, and violet.
- Quartzite. This natural stone is being won over by today’s crowd. The infamous granite and most recently popular quartz is being left in the dust by this marble-looking favorite, quartzite.
- Porcelain floors. This versatile imitation wood will be ‘it’ in 2015. It comes in small tiles or long, linear planks; and in numerous textures, from mono-color combos to multi-color combos of variations.
- Gallery Walls round 2? Yep, according to HGTV, the gallery wall or ‘salon walls’ are still in and thriving, featuring works from the ceiling to the floor.
- Copper. A few backsplash tiles, hanging fixtures, and pots later -- and copper will be killin’ it. Out with the pewter and brass and in with the copper.
- Ultra-Garages. In 2015, garages will include temperature controls, sleek glass doors, specialized zones for home audiovisual controls, and a big sink or tub to wash pets. The best of the best will even have car lifts so no car will be parked outside.
- The White(s) Kitchen. This classic look has always been a favorite but what is different this year is the shades of white. Special note: white cabinets allow for bigger, bolder hardware.
- Freestanding tubs. It’s what all the cool kids are doing. Plus, the freestanding tubs compliment other bathroom trends like open wall niches and single wash basins.
- Fireplaces and fire pits. It’s no longer a complicated luxury. With new versions on the market, this chic yet classic piece will be undertaken by many homes in 2015; get ready for warmth, romance, and togetherness.
While these new looks are sure to spice up any design, incorporating technology is another 2015 trend to look out for. Check back with us to see what you can look forward to in adding technology to your design!