What’s hot in 2017? Quartz countertops! Flying out of the door of every neighborhood distributor to top the surfaces of kitchens and baths nationwide, quartz sales are sizzling. And this year’s hottest quartz design trends….
Bye-bye chilly gray. Warmth is back! Grey is warming up and accompanying warmer hued accent colors like oranges, reds and greens. Top colors for 2017 include:
- Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172
- Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige SW 6073
- Farrow and Ball Elephant’s Breath
A look that never goes out of style, tuxedo kitchens are now outpacing the stark white kitchen trend. Think: White shaker-style cabinets with a painted black island, topped with marble, soapstone, or white quartz doppelgangers.
Mixed metals add fun and flair in winning combinations of bronze, chrome, brushed nickel and even bass, creating unique and stunning visual appeal in kitchens and baths.
Geometric patterns such as hexagonal tile in kitchen and bath backsplashes – and even ceiling tile – are all the rage. This not only offers a dramatic look, but makes spaces appear larger.
Another popular 2017 trend involves combining countertops of varying thickness, from ultra-thick to super-slim slabs. Think a main countertop a half inch thick, next to a kitchen island as much as 5 inches in profile. There’s also the interestingly devised floating countertop, where a slim slab sits atop a raised substrate so that it appears to be floating, creating an even slimmer look and a showy effect along cabinetry edges.
Comprising sinks of the same material as countertops is another rising trend this year, creating a continuous transition between the countertop and down into the sink offers truly seamless design.
With the rising popularity of marble and soapstone, quartz lookalikes of these materials are likewise trending in kitchen and bath applications. And the technology used by big-name brands like Caesarstone, Cambria, and Silestone is rising to the challenge, allowing for the creation of colors and patterns of such quality it is getting increasingly difficult to decipher whether the stone topping surfaces is genuine or imitation.
Kitchen or bath falling behind the times? Check out the latest trends at your area Granite Imports showroom today.