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Design Trends
Insights from Our Design Professionals

We asked our design professionals to tell us about this year’s most popular trends in interior design, cabinetry, hardware and more. Interior styles are trending away from cold gray palettes and traditional, embellished styles toward variations on modern and transitional styles. We’re seeing a mix of vintage with modern pieces and natural textures combined in unique ways - for example, the emerging desert organic style that integrates natural materials into a refined look.

Interior Color Schemes

This year, color schemes are trending toward high contrast black & white, natural & light wood, warm & moody tones and neutral colors.

Countertop & Backsplash Materials

We're seeing an increase in the popularity of Quartz and engineered stone countertops. Tile is trending toward geometric styles and skinny, rectangular shapes for everything from backsplashes to entire accent walls. The use of unique materials like terra cotta and patterned cement lends a weathered and raw look to backsplash features on walls and floors.

Cabinetry Styles & Colors

Contemporary slab doors are very popular right now. We're seeing new variations on modern and transitional styles alongside a wide range of popular color selections from deep blues, greens and dark colors to wood in natural, light tones. High contrast black & white cabinets are being used together in the same space as an expression of the popular black & white color schemes mentioned above. The wide range of colors and finishes offered thermofoil, laminate and MDF make these wood alternatives a popular choice.


Matte black and brushed gold are both very popular looks at the moment. Manufacturers are taking notice – we've seen the launch of several new matte black and brushed gold product lines this year. Satin Nickel is still a popular color choice because it works so well with stainless steel found on many appliances. Stylistically, we're seeing a trend away from knobs to long, contemporary pulls with clean lines.

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