Kitchen Colour Trends and Other New Home Design Trends for 2018

Happy New Year

Let’s talk kitchen colour trends.

Happy New Year from the team at NuStone Transformations.; we certainly hope 2018 is off to a great start for you and your family.

Last year’s design trends focused on:

  • Classic kitchen design ideas
  • Modernizing your current bathroom décor

What’s in store for 2018?

Well, if you have your eye towards updating your current kitchen colour trends or bathroom style, here’s what’s hot and popular for this year.

For the kitchen

Gone are traditional black, white and grey for kitchen colour trends. In 2018, kitchen décor is all about going deep and being moody:

Quartz still rules

For high-end kitchen countertops, quartz will be the go-to material of choice for a variety of reasons:

Quartz kitchen countertop

Quartz manufacturing is now able to mimic the soft swirls or intricate veining patterns found in other materials (such as natural stone or granite).

Soft colours like grey, taupe, beige, cream, and traditional white will always be in vogue.

However, there’s a notable trend towards darker, more striking colours (as you’ll discover later on in this blog).

Kitchen colour trends: Purple walls

Purple (or violet, if you will) has always been a colour associated with regality and royalty.

And in 2018, violet will take centre stage when it comes to kitchen walls.

In addition to complimenting the ocean-theme mentioned earlier in this blog, purple/violet truly stands out and makes a statement.

In short, painting your kitchen walls purple is:

  • Bold
  • Daring
  • Exciting
  • Different

If you love experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, shouldn’t the kitchen itself reflect that?

Well, this year, it will.

Kitchen colour trend green cabinetsKitchen colour trends: Blue and green cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are looking old, worn, and tired, you may want to reface them.

However, instead of going with the same colour – or another neutral – Toronto and area homeowners are opting for crystal clear blues and greens.

And for a very creative reason, too:

Blue and green hues create an ocean-like look and feel to your kitchen.

Instead of bright whites being lit by bright lights, the kitchen will take on a more subtle, relaxed feel.

Kitchen colour trends: Dark countertops

When it comes to kitchen countertops in 2018, the darker and deeper, the better.

Homeowners in Oakville and neighbouring areas are looking for countertop resurfacing or countertop replacement products in the following shades:

  • Black (even onyx)
  • Dark, forest green
  • Brown rust

Darker countertops tend to modernize and streamline a kitchen. It provides an air of sophistication and class which traditional white countertops can’t quite match.

For the bathroom

Bathroom renovation in 2018 will be about making the most of what you have (size) by utilizing some bright and bold colour choices.

Going from cramped to comfortable

It would be nice if we had a giant, expansive, almost never-ending bathroom with enough room for things like:

  • His and hers sinks and toilets
  • Dual bathtubs and showers
  • Tall, roomy storage cabinets
  • Custom made flooring
  • Drying stations for towels, bathrobes – and you

That’s not the case. In 2018, the big bathroom trend is about embracing the size you do have available (even if it’s a bit small) and making it look bigger with things like:

  • Narrow, freestanding pedestal-style sinks
  • Smaller bathtubs and toilets
  • Wall storage

Lastly, brightly coloured floor tiles can make your bathroom appear larger than it actually is.

Brass Bathroom FaucetBathroom colour trend: Brass and gold fixtures

For the last few years, the most popular bathroom fixture (handles, faucets, etc.) materials in areas like Kitchener have either been:

  • Metal
  • Iron
  • Silver
  • Pewter

In 2018, brass and gold (the same colours your grandparents probably had) are making a powerful comeback.

Whereas silver and pewter can appear cold and distant, brass and cold has a warm, comfortable, inviting, and relaxing feel to it.

The best part is that brass and gold – when done right – will never appear dated or go out of style.

Bathroom colour trend: Go bold, everywhere

Bathroom walls are usually white or beige. Bathroom floors are usually white or beige.

And while you can’t really go wrong with those colours, this year’s bathroom colour trend goes in the completely opposite direction (kind of like the kitchen colour trends mentioned above):

Blue bathroom walls

That means things like:

  • Gold walls
  • Red floor tiles
  • Blue shower walls
  • Purple doors

In other words, 2018 is all about bringing the entire rainbow inside your bathroom.

Smart, closet-like storage

It would be nice if you had enough room for a walk-in closet inside our bathroom.

As it is, you have to make do with using the room we do have to store the things you need, such as:

Bathroom drawer

  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Dirty towel hamper

Even if your bathroom is a little short of space, that’s where those items belong.

You could:

  • Hang shelves on a free, available part of the wall
  • Install a new, closet like storage system under the counter
  • Build a reach-in shelf directly into the shower wall (to keep shampoo and soap handy yet out-of-the-way)

Ready for a new bathroom or kitchen design idea for 2018? Contact NuStone Transformations

Whenever you want bring your dream kitchen or bathroom to life, NuStone Transformations is ready to help.

Starting is easy. Book a FREE in-home consultation with our décor expert.

We’ll come to you, bring along some bathroom and kitchen colour trend samples for you to look at and answer your questions in a one-on-one setting.

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