Design Trends for 2018

We’ve got the run down on the most popular design trends for 2018! Design Team member Brian Miller recently attended the annual gathering of design professionals at the Kitchen &Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in  Orlando, FL. This is Brian’s fourth year attending the three-day show and expo, which features training seminars, networking, and displays and presentations by leading kitchen and bath brands. Following the show, we always share his observations and the design trend highlights that impressed him most. Here’s a snapshot of what’s hot for this year.

Go for the Gold: Bright, lively, warm and optimistic – gold tones add a luxe touch to your decor and they are back in a big way. is notyour shiny brass of the 1990’s, but a full palette of matte and polished tones ranging from a deep warmed bronze gold, to a playful rose gold, to an effervescent champagne gold. Accent your kitchen or bath design with gold fixtures or hardware for a fresh, design-forward look that has classic appeal.

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Warm Up Your Kitchen with Tone, Texture and Color: A white kitchen will always be a classic choice, but white kitchens complimented with warmer wood tones, golden-hued fixtures (see above) and warm neutral palettes are increasing in popularity. Warm grays and neutral blues for cabinets or islands, or warmer wood tones in flooring and cabinetry provide a nice balance to all the white, making your heart of the home warmer and more welcoming. Texture is also important – new tile options include unique and modern fish scale, hexagon and organic shapes, in white or neutral colors so as not to overwhelm the space. And when it comes to adding a splash of color – the new trend is to go bold with brightly colored appliances. Fun new options in high-end appliances include bright blue, cherry red, and fresh green for those who want to make a statement!

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Add Personality and Style with Colored or Patterned Tile: Patterned tile in bold prints and modern color palettes provides a very functional and durable alternative to wallpaper – especially inbathrooms where tile can be easily wiped down when needed. Larger, trough-style sinks were also spotted on many displays, especially in neutral colors or alternative materials.

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The selection process of remodeling can be overwhelming, which is why the experienced Designers at Excel are here to expertly guide you through the process. From taking you through our Showroom, to visiting your home for a consultation, to creating your individualized design, we are here to guide you through each step towards making your dreams for your home a reality. Check out our gallery of projects for before & after remodeling pictures, and contact us today to set up your free consultation!

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