Natural Stone: Design Ideas
Always in flux, it common for colors and trends that were once tired and outdated to become the next big trend as homeowners get tired of the same old things, seeking out something different. Which will experience a revival in 2020?
Given recent trends, these colors, materials, and features will be on the rise in the coming year.
Classic blue is the color of the year. Touted by both Pantone and Sherwin Williams, it pairs well with light and bright shades, bold jewel tones, neutrals, and even metallics. From dark navy to light blue hues, shades of blue are also popping up in paints, furnishings, and even countertop selections, such as striking Blue Bahia granite and Blue Macauba quartzite slabs.
Organic elements that provide a connection to nature and the outdoors have been resurging in recent years, especially those with a tactile appeal, such as soft, velvety soapstone countertops.
Wood details and white cabinets.
More than 40% of homeowners are choosing white painted kitchen cabinets. Designers are warming them up and adding visual interest with wood accents on drawers, shelves, and pullouts. Neutral in nature, these pair well with any natural stone countertop style.
In another nod to nature, homeowners are requesting wood ceiling beam accents anywhere possible. These accentuate room height, coordinating well with warm brass accents.
High-impact dining spaces.
From custom dining tables to eat-in kitchen islands, homeowners are elevating their dining spaces with color, pattern, and lighting, such as this strikingly veined Sandalus Quartzite kitchen island.
Double floating vanities.
Double floating vanities, such as this marble-topped beauty, add function while freeing up floor space, providing a roomier feel.
Patterns and textures.
Homeowners are moving from neutral white wall finishes and plain furnishings and accents. Wallpaper, faux stucco, feature walls of upholstered panels, reclaimed wood, and natural stone as designers seek out patterns, textures, and colors to create more dynamic, personalized spaces, such as this Tourmaline Granite feature wall.
While simplistic, uncluttered designs are still popular, more homeowners and designers are rebelling from minimalist trends, embracing “stuff,” and ways to show it off.
Homeowners are also embracing eclectic décor, adding variety with imperfect antiques and vintage flea market finds.
Say goodbye to cool greys. Warm tones are on-trend for 2020, bringing shades of brown and beige back into the spotlight, as well as bright, bold hues like coral and ocher.
Ensure a kitchen and bath design with lasting appeal. Shop the premium natural stone selection at your area Granite Imports today, or experiment with the latest trends using our free online design tool!