Today’s consumers want surfaces that are livable and personal, with nature-inspired looks and plenty of textural interest. White and gray palettes continue to trend, while mixing and matching of surfaces is also on the upswing.
Below are some of the hottest trends in solid surfacing and laminate right now.
–Demand is growing for laminates that mimic wood looks and natural stone, as well as concrete, while solid surface is also being inspired by natural stone looks, giving homeowners the desired appearance without the maintenance.
–At all price points, consumers are looking for countertop designs that feel personal, rather than cookie cutter – and both laminate and solid surfacing fit the bill, with the ability to create myriad unique looks and designs, including a variety of custom options.
–Visual texture continues to be a hot trend, from looks that mimic the veining in marble to surface designs that offer the appearance of a honed or brushed finish to cool, multidimensional retro patterns.
–White and gray continue to dominate the color landscape, with marble looks particularly in vogue.
–Livability and durability continue to be key trends, with renewed interest in easy-care surfaces that require minimal maintenance.
–The mix and match trend continues to extend to countertops, with laminate and solid surface being paired with quartz, glass, metal and wood to create a more personalized and multifunctional kitchen design.