January 1st, 2017 7:52 AM by Jackie A. Graves, President
Shiplap and white-on-white
kitchens may finally be falling out of favor. The two trends have dominated
home design in recent years, but realtor.com® says they'll be fading fast in
2017. Here are some of the home design trends realtor.com® predicts will fall
to the wayside in the new year.
Gray. Once the hottest color,
gray is now looking gloomy. "It's been overdone," says Tanya
Campbell of Denver-based Viridis Design Studio. "Diversity in the palette
will strike a contrast. We may even see a transition from gray color palettes
to warmer mochas and taupes."
The glam look. This style's signature
is bold whites, bright silvers, and deep blacks, which have been popular in
kitchen and bathroom designs. "We're going to leave the glam era behind.
That slick, stark, severe minimalism will be replaced with warmer
elements," says interior designer Bea Pila. "At the end of the
day, we're seeking a deeper comfort level in our personal spaces. That perfect
showroom feel we were once into doesn't make this possible."
Shiplap. Shiplap surged to
popularity as Joanna Gaines, host of HGTV's "Fixer Upper," turned to
it as her go-to remodeling piece. But realtor.com® notes: “If you’ve ever
wondered what 2016's version of tacky wood paneling would be, look no further
than this trend that seems to have overtaken TV design shows." It's
difficult to remove, and designers now say it often makes little sense to use,
particularly in a Colonial or Tudor home style.
White-on-white kitchens. White everything in the kitchen — from countertops to cabinetry
and even the floor — is fading fast. "It's just too much,"
says Sara Chiarilli, a designer at Sarasota, Fla.-based Artful
Conceptions. "This trend started to go in 2016, but you will find it
completely gone in 2017." That said, Chiarilli predicts that whites will
stick around, but they will take on more depth and tones in kitchens in the new
Copper. Expect to see less of
this heavy metal in 2017. Copper fixtures are another trend on the chopping
block in the new year, realtor.com® notes.
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