Top Home Designs and Color Trends to Look Out For in 2016

Top Home Designs and Color Trends to Look Out For in 2016We strive to be your number one real estate resource for EVERYTHING about real estate; that includes not only real estate news and information but also current home designs and color trends like this blog post. We hope that you get the most out of your home and customize it to your personal tastes and preferences, but just keep these design tips in mind as well. If you’re a prospective buyer, the following are some of the top home designs and color trends that you might notice in your home search in 2016. If you’re thinking about selling your home in 2016, the following are some things you might want to upgrade in your home to add more value to it!

Top Home Design Trends in 2016:

  1. Black Appliances

            Silver stainless steel appliances and pastel ovens are now both things of the past. Elledecor.com predicts that classic black stainless steel appliances will give your kitchen the modern look of the future.

  1. Mismatched Styles

Can’t decide between two awesome textures for your kitchen cabinets? No problem, use them both! 2016 is all about being bold with your design and color choices and mixing styles is a great way to do that. You can mix and match everything from different colors, to textures to eras – like combining a rustic wood ceiling with a vintage inspired rug, according to Elledecor.com.

  1. Bold Bathroom Mirrors

            Speaking of bold design trends, a statement bathroom mirror is going to be a popular trend in 2016. Plain rectangular or oval bathroom mirrors are things for the past just like silver appliances in your kitchen. Make your bathroom stand out and choose a unique bathroom mirror!

  1. Unplugged Living Rooms

While “smart homes” are always growing in popularity, it is predicted that living rooms without access to tech gadgets will be popular in 2016 as well. Technology is important, but spending time with family is even more important and keeping your living room unplugged is a great way to do that.

  1. Fireplaces

            If you are thinking about creating an “unplugged living room”, instead of centering your furniture around the television, center it around the fireplace. Real or fake fireplaces make great centerpieces and create a warm and welcoming feeling.

Top Color Trends For The Home in 2016:

  1. Blue Pairings

            Blue seems to be a popular color trend for 2016 according to our source. It suggests pairing different shades of blue (like a rich dark blue, light blue, and white) to give off an ocean-inspired theme. Our source also suggests pairing blue with colors like orange and green to give your rooms a “cozy and fresh” feeling. Finally you can’t go wrong with pairing different shades of blue with different shades of green to give it a “cool and breezy” earthy feeling.

  1. Gray Pairings

Similar to an old blog post from 2014 – Home Color Trends from the Past, Present, and Future, gray pairings are still popular in 2016! While silver may not be popular in the kitchen according to our earlier design trend, pairing it with different shades of metallic and whites will give your living room a modern, futuristic feel. Also, combining other neutral colors like black beige and gray with different shades of orange give your living room a modern yet cozy and warm feeling.

  1. Chocolate and Coffee

We aren’t talking about the food and drink here but about using dark chocolate brown and white chocolate (warm whites) paired with the coffee and cream color combo, which includes light and dark browns with creamy white and yellows. These colors combos will also give your home a very earthy, and cozy feel.

  1. Earthy Inspirations

Earthy inspirations include not only different shades of green and brown but also different textures like moss or grass. While “smart homes” are popular as mentioned previously, “green homes” or eco-friendly homes are also growing in popularity. So while the shades of blue and gray might represent the smart home style, these earthy inspirations will perfectly represent the eco-friendly green home.

  1. Warm Tones

Finally while we hinted at using colors like orange and brown to give your home a warm feeling earlier, why not use all of the warm tones to decorate with? According to our source these warm tones include: copper, bronze, terracotta, red wine, brick and beige to name a few. If you want your home to go with some of the bold design trends that were listed above then these bold color choices are an excellent way to keep up with that trend!

Have you noticed any of these design trends in your home search? If so we’d love to hear from you! If you’ve noticed some other popular design and color trends so far in 2016 we’d love to learn about those as well. Don’t hesitate to comment below and let us know your thoughts on these design and color trends that are predicted to be popular in 2016.

Happy decorating!

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