And the latest interior design color trends are...
When you close your eyes and imagine the perfect kitchen, are the cabinets in shades of white (true white, off white, cream, etc.)? You’re not alone. Even though dark wood cabinets have been all the rage in “in” kitchens for ages, white is making a comeback—and not just on cabinet surfaces, Interior Designer Liz Toombs advised a group of NVON Conference attendees at a recent conference in Frankfort, Kentucky.
“Bleached wood floors are also big right now—people are wanting to lighten and brighten their living spaces a bit, and lighter flooring and cabinet surfaces are a great way to do that,” Toombs, winner of top design honors in the 2013 Grand Tour of Homes in Lexington, Kentucky, and owner of Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors as well as Out of the Box Room Design, an online interior design service, said.
Looking for something a bit bolder? You’ll also be in keeping with upcoming 2014 trends, according to Toombs. “Some of the trends toward bold colors that we can expect to see a lot of are: bold ethnic print patterns like Indonesian Ikat and Javanese batik . Other bold color trends include island-themed rooms and patterns. “Think of it as throwing open your doors and welcoming designs and colors from cultures around the world,” Toombs explained.