Are you planning to build a home? Perhaps you’re contemplating a renovation project to eliminate some of those outdated fixtures and design motifs. Whichever the case might be, you’ll need to keep up with emerging home design trends to make certain your home is as modern and Instagram worthy as possible, inside and out.

So what’s #trending for the rest of 2018 and 2019?

Warm Metals


Look for more and more use of warm metals throughout the home. This trend is particularly pronounced in the bathroom, where copper and even gold light fixtures, mirrors and other fixtures are seeing a resurgence. You’ll see less and less brushed nickel and other light-colored metals as warm metals once more become the go-to solution.

Color in the Kitchen


We’ve seen the trend in kitchens swing across the spectrum. All-white has been popular for quite some time now, but look for that to change. Manufacturers are now offering appliances in additional colors, not just white, black and stainless steel. While the trend toward color will not likely be massive or overpowering, it will be discernable, and you will see homeowners and buyers adding color in a number of ways, including cabinetry, counters, flooring, and more.

Unique Light Fixtures


This particular trend should not surprise anyone. It’s been building for a couple of years at this point. Retro-inspired light fixtures are hugely popular, but so are artisan fixtures that combine unique metals with colored glass and alternative light bulbs.

The Use of Copper


Copper accents were once hugely popular, but design trends changed. Today, they’re on the upswing again. This is particularly true of copper accents in the home, such as wall accent pieces, artworks, pots and pans hung in the kitchen, and the like. Copper is also making a comeback in exterior design – look for this warm metal being used for awnings, louvers, chimney caps. Even basic items such as roof & dryer vents, and even gutters & downspouts are getting dressed up in Copper!

The Use of Brass


Like copper, brass is also making a comeback. So far, it is predominantly being used in the bathroom and it has limited outdoor uses, but it does offer an interesting alternative to those cold steel appliances and fixtures everywhere.



While many homeowners are adding warmth to their homes with vibrant color schemes and the use of natural metals, others are going a different route. Monochromatic décor – where everything in a particular room is a single color, or a shade of a particular color, is becoming popular, particularly for living areas and sitting rooms. However, black and white is also just as popular, and offers some relief from single-color fatigue.

Red Is Big


While most homeowners aren’t painting entire rooms in red (yet, at any rate), the boldest of colors is making a comeback in other ways. Solid red furniture against a gray or off-white room makes a very dramatic statement, and it can also pair with the use of natural metals that include reddish undertones, such as copper.



Did you think that the use of tile went out in the 1970s? It’s back in a big way. You’ll find tiles of all types and sizes being used in just about every conceivable spot in the home, from the kitchen backsplash to the living room floor. Massive terracotta tiles pair very well with natural metals, so this seems like a natural combination. However, look for counters made of tile to become more and more popular, as well as tile floors in wet areas.

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These are just a few of the trends you can expect to see in the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 and with our unique customization abilities the possibilities are endless! Do you have design idea you don’t see here? You may just be ahead of your time. Give us a call and we’ll work with you to make your vision a reality – contact us!