Emerging from the cautious and cocooning days of the pandemic, homeowners have shifted their view of “home” and what that term means to them. While most consumers played it safe when it came to home design – especially in the kitchen and bath – times are definitely changing.
Homeowners often made moves based on resale value and how their homes would appeal to the masses. Now, however, it’s all about how their homes appeal to them. And kitchen and bath product manufacturers and designers couldn’t be happier. Breaking out of the neutral mode, color – whether subtle pastels or rich jewel tones – is showing up everywhere.
Some of the trends being seen in color for the home include:
- Kitchen appliances have been leading the pack when it comes to homeowners embracing color, with one major colorful fixture – often a range or hood – acting as a focal point.
- Cabinets in the kitchen are being used in combinations of finishes, paint colors and textures to add interest.
- Baths – especially powder rooms – see the most experimentation when it comes to color and pattern.
- While matte black and all things gold are now mainstays with regard to faucet and hardware finishes, metals have given way to glossy and matte colors in everything from bright white to deep bronzes.
- Blues and greens were the colors chosen for the transition from white and then gray, but those tones are starting to yield ground to warmer colors such as corals, terracottas and yellows.
- Kitchen and bath sinks are now available in a rainbow of colors and are making impactful statements in design.