Are you looking to revamp your kitchen or bathroom but don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place! In the ever-changing landscape of home design, staying ahead of trends can be challenging. That’s why we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to the top 10 kitchen and bath design trends sweeping Arizona. Whether you’re a minimalist at heart or crave vibrant color palettes, there’s something here for everyone. Read on to discover the latest trends that can transform your space into a modern sanctuary.
A minimalist design is a leading trend for remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. The design leans into clean features, organization, and quality over quantity. Those who favor a minimalist design like a modern and classy appearance with functional, open spaces that will bolster creativity and reduce stress.
Storage is expanded and concealed to remove clutter. The color palette is small and uses clean colors like white with black accents. The design will have simple, clean lines. Cabinets that are frameless or have flat panel doors are preferred. Splashes of color and accents are limited, and focus is drawn towards architectural highlights, views or gathering areas.
The simple canvass of a minimalist design is easily varied by pieces of décor that can convert the environment to one of many other design styles. This gives the finished space a functionality and timelessness that will last for years. Minimalism is a trend with a maximum life span.
2. INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES
The Arizona climate is one that welcomes the experiences of outdoor recreation and outdoor living. Remodel designs, that in varying degrees, make the outdoor spaces as much a part of daily life as the indoor spaces have been popular for years; and continue to be. The design will depend on your budget and lifestyle as well as on the size and layout of your home and yard. These designs have the potential to extend a home’s living space and increase its value.
The indoor/outdoor living spaces have different approaches to fit individual circumstances. One way is to bring the indoor experience outdoors by creating an outdoor kitchen or gathering area that integrates a pool, spa, fire pit, patio, patio covers, television, speakers, or comfortable seating. Another way is to bring the outdoors in by blending nature into the interior designs, using large windows, or creating an Arizona room addition. The third way is to make the indoor and outdoor a single shared space. Where possible, the indoor and outdoor spaces can be fully blended using bi-fold sliding doors that open the wall between the indoor and outdoor spaces, combining the best of both.
3. LIGHTING AS A DESIGN FEATURE
The brightness, color, and placement of lighting impacts the mood, ambiance, and function of a room. When used as a design element the light fixtures take on decorative features helping to create a distinctive style and appearance. The look can lend itself to minimalist, maximalist, art deco or other contemporary design styles. A lighting design feature can be an artistic piece that sculpts itself as a decorative addition of its own that brings a splash of color or shape. It can be more subtle, serving as a trim piece that matches the material and pattern of other elements being used in the room to accent the overall design.
A lighting design becomes more expressive by the selected placement of the lighting fixtures. The positioning can make it part of other decorative fixtures of the room like mirrors, art pieces, and furniture. They can create patterns, lines and draw the eye to elements of the room that you want emphasized.
Popular design customizations come in two main flavors, customizations for function and customizations for style. Functional customizations in kitchens and bathrooms are intended for making better use of space, especially those corner cabinets. Cabinets that are custom built use more available space without filler. Adding accessories makes appliances, tools and cooking ingredients fit better and wastes less space.
When products that match your style and vision are not available, having cabinets and furniture custom made may be the best way to get the look you want. Custom built elements can uniquely reflect a homeowner’s individual style. These pieces make the finished project truly your own.
Wall alcoves have become a trendy way of combining both function and style by simultaneously making use of open spaces in the walls and providing an additional canvas for design and décor creativity.
5. BIOPHILIC DESIGN
In simpler terms; incorporating nature and earth tones into your design. The intent is to integrate nature into the build and décor of the environment whether by material, color or including natural elements to the room’s fixtures. This is like combining the outdoor and indoor living spaces on a smaller scale. This design style is popular for more than appearance alone. Some people favor the incorporation of nature for physical and mental health benefits.
Biophilic designs include natural elements in the structure as well as keeping wood exposed with a natural appearance. When decorating bring in plants that work best for your climate to add natural accents to the room. Selecting earth tones in paint and finishes will add a splash of natural appearance to materials that would otherwise look more industrial or contemporary.
6. ART DECO –
Art deco is a design style that comes and goes and is usually favored by a smaller audience. This 1920’s contemporary style gets adapted to include modern characteristics each time it revives. These are often bold design elements that offer an appearance of glamour.
This design is characterized by its use of clean lines, geometric shapes, vibrant colors, arches, metallic additions, polished wood, backlit patterned glass, and sensuous or abstract art. Yellow and red, cream and beige, chevrons and triangles, or feathers and shining metal trim are not unusual in art deco designs. There is a lot that can be unpacked about this style. There is a smorgasbord of writings and examples that demonstrate the extensive options for art deco designs.
In current remodels this design is most often inspiring the selections of light fixtures, cabinet handles, towel bars, mirrors, trims, paintings, planters, and sculptures/ceramics. It is the inspiration for many tile selections and patterns for backsplashes, shower walls and occasionally floors. The current trend is not to make your entire kitchen look like the set for an adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” The current trend is to use these elements with restraint to add creative and interesting pieces to an otherwise minimalist design.
Wallpaper had a period of popularity several years ago. The difficulty of installation and removal and limited pattern selections had a lot to do with wallpaper becoming taboo for many years following its initial height of popularity. Occasionally there have been bursts of wallpaper borders and other small accents that were short lived for the same reasons. What wallpaper has always done well is provide a pattern that would be hard to paint on the wall, applied on a material that provided waterproof and easy to clean surfaces.
Wallpaper materials have seen significant advancements with technology. The material is more durable and easier to maintain. New peel and stick options have made it easier to install, replace and remove. The color and pattern selections are growing and include new features, like borders for a finished edge. These advances in the material have brought wallpaper back into popularity for kitchens, bathrooms, accent walls and the insides of cabinets.
8. DUAL TONE KITCHENS
In past years, a single color would dominate the palette for any space, especially in a kitchen. Recently the desire to create a design with 2 prominent colors, in a way that maintains the clean lines of the minimalist designs or patterns of the art-deco design have become a popular trend; and I do mean trend. This is a popular design now. Just as the distressed looks, shabby sheik styles and shiplap accents have faded with time, this will too.
In most instances this design is being integrated by having the upper cabinets a distinct color from the lower cabinets. The colors often contrast with each other. It makes it easier to incorporate the earth tones of the biophilic designs and the shiny features of art-deco. Backsplash designs, hardware, countertops, and flooring may all take advantage of the two colors to create eye-catching patterns and keep clean lines while eliminating the sterilized feel that the all-white designs (that have recently disappeared) created.
The dual tone design is also helpful when partial remodels are needed. When there is water damage the lower cabinets end up being destroyed while the upper cabinets remain untouched. This approach eliminates the difficulty of finding new cabinets that match the existing ones or for all the cabinets to have to be replaced. This also makes the redesigning or creation of an island easier for the same reasons. In this case the island can also be designed as an eye-catching accent to the kitchen.
9. CREATIVE BACKSPLASH
Backsplashes vary from simple and reliable designs like white subway tile to extravagant and over-the-top colors and patterns. While having a practical application, the backsplash is a prominent accent in the design of a kitchen, and at times a bathroom.
Some tile designs for backsplashes are as consistently and comfortably reliable as denim jeans. The ‘cottage core’ style of backsplash design will always have a place and be a popular option. This is the timeless designs that use simple shapes, colors, and patterns. Square and rectangular tiles placed horizontally on the wall. White and light shades of colors with minimal accenting or texture.
When other designs are used it is to exemplify one of the other current trends, like the ones already mentioned in this article. The current creative trends in backsplashes add to the variety while keeping clean lines and complimenting dual tone contrasts or natural additions. Selections of tile that have more texture or more vibrant colors to match cabinets or accent art-deco designs are currently popular. The tile placement is often shifted to create unique and simple patterns. This is done by using tiles in other shapes, like octagons or rectangles with diamond ends, by turning the tiles vertically or adjusting the overlap of rows. Clean lines are still the goal in tile placement. Simple is the emphasis, so herringbone and chevron patterns would create overly complex designs. Border accents using a different tile, a tile edging or various Schluter contours and colors are also popular to frame the backsplash and add a creative finish.
10. VIBRANT COLOR PALETTES
Our list concludes with a design style element that is the opposite of the one we began with. Vibrant colors, while popular, are not favored to minimalists. These color selections for cabinets, backsplashes, countertops, floors, and paint incorporate bright vibrant colors. Vibrant colors influence mood and add uniqueness to a kitchen or bathroom. Select one color or two complimentary colors to use for some surfaces not the entire room. Vibrant colors are ideal in duo tone designs. An example would be using white as a neutral color for the walls and upper cabinets and selecting a bright color for the lower cabinets, and then blending the two in a simple pattern in the backsplash.
Vibrant colors compliment the art-deco designs presented earlier in this article. Even the biophilic designs benefit from the use of vibrant greens and floral colors.
Whatever colors work best for your planned design, remember that it is with moderation against a neutral or natural backdrop that these vibrant colors can create a beautiful and eye-catching addition to your room design.
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