By: Elisabeth Paulson
January is all about observing and predicting trends, or what’s “on trend” as we like to say. Pantone has come out with blush and blue as the colors of the year, but before we jump on board with them we’d like to celebrate these sultry and sophisticated concepts for kitchens and baths. Lurking in the shadows, we can’t wait to get moody in 2016.
HEX-PLOSION! We love every detail of this bathroom but this playful-yet-sophisticated hexagon tile floor has us applauding the design risk. The bronze shower head and over-sized asymmetric mirror looks effortless (happy accident? Never!).
DRAMATIC TILE WALLS: Speaking of tile trends, we are seeing more and more deep dark hues as wall treatments in bathrooms and kitchens. When in doubt? Go all the way up (or down).
BLACK FITTINGS: We are so happy that black finishes have returned to the mix, only more sleek and modern. Clean lines against this gorgeous stone have us wanting/needing to shower off.
BLACK APPLIANCES: The design buzz is all about tinted stainless steel and we understand why. We took this one step further (and more decadent for the serious cook) with our aspirational favorites from AGA. We are pretty thrilled with how this incorporated many of our favorite trends (caustic floor tiles, dramatic backsplash) in a mixed-modern approach.
WALL LIGHTING: Get off the ceiling! With so many sculptural and multi-valence lights out there, break away from your typical ceiling peninsula lighting and try something new, you wallflower, you.
Happy 2016! We couldn’t be more thrilled to try out some of these textured, inky and contrasting kitchen and bath trends.