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If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve already seen a sneak peek of a few of these trends pop up! We’ve compiled a list of 7 trends that are simple enough to incorporate into your home without having to overhaul your entire house, unless you’re up for the project! So grab yourself a cup of somethin’ yummy and cozy up for a good read on what you can expect to see in interior design for 2020!

Colorful Backsplashes
While this might not seem like a “new thing” because we’ve seen it time and time again on HGTV and other fav decorating shows, around here in the good ol’ midwest we’ve done more than our fair share of white and gray subway tile backsplashes. And while we do still love our sweet subway, we’re just wanting to “see other people” if you know what we mean! We saw this trend pop up in a few of our trusty sources and we figured this would be something we want to incorporate into more of our designs. Because let’s be honest – the second you walk into our showroom, you know we’re not here to play it safe when it comes to bold choices in design! 😉
Colorful Backsplashes

Image Credit: Bailey McCarthy

Colorful Backsplashes

Image Credit: Elanaloo

We love these two examples of backsplash colors for a few reasons. One: they’re earthy but fresh. And two, if you play your cards right, these babies can honestly be a neutral color in your house! ((And no, by neutral I do not mean gray or beige.)) To see what I mean about blue or green being a neutral, check out this post and video by Tasha over at Kaleidoscope Living. You just might rethink your definition of “neutral” is, and that’s why we are LOVING the colorful backsplash statement for 2020!

What Goes Around, Comes Around.
Yes, Honey, we are talking vintage… but in moderation! We’re not talking about raiding Grandpa’s shed for anything and everything you can find that existed before you did, and stuffing your open shelves. For a visual of what we’re talking about here, peep the pictures below.
2. What Goes Around, Comes Around.

Image Credit: Magnolia

2. What Goes Around, Comes Around.

Image Credit: Studio McGee

We absolutely adore how well Magnolia and Studio McGee design with timelessness and class. And a lot of that has to do with how they incorporate the new with the old, and make everything they do livable. That’s why we love and share their projects with you!

“What we really want people to feel is, ‘this is my home,” and that means it’s liveable even when it’s beautiful.” – Danielle Munz, Studio McGee stylist.

That’s a philosophy ya girl can stand behind! I feel that to my soul because I truly believe that “home” is the magic feeling that happens when beauty and functionality collide.

Brickwork

And yes, we even mean the red brick in the right circumstances! Peep the image from Farmhouse 4010 below to see what we’re talking about here! We love the instant coziness and character brick can add to a home.

Brickwork

Image Credit: Jennifer Allwood

Brickwork

Image Credit: Farmhouse 4010

Brickwork

We adore the herringbone brick pattern used here. While it would have still been charming as a regular running brick pattern, we love how the herringbone kicks this element up a little bit and really gives you a wow factor when you walk into the space. If you love the look of the brick but don’t want the unevenness that inevitably comes with traditional brick, try a brick-look tile instead! All the beauty without compromising comfort for bare feet!

Statement Hoods

Statement hoods have been creeping up on our list of most-loved design accents for years. And let’s be honest, range hoods have kind of always been a statement. That is literally their function, other than to hide ductwork or ugly fans that you need while cooking. But what we’re talking about here isn’t a different color of stain or paint, or a way to blend a two-tone kitchen together. So before you go “uhm, duh?” hear us out. This is what we’re talking about…

Statement Hoods

Image Credit: Cambria

Statement Hoods

Image Credit: Alyssa Rosenheck

Statement Hoods

Image Credit: Alyssa Rosenheck

We love this trend so much we’re showing you three examples because we had a really hard time narrowing it down!

Unexpected Pops of Color in Appliances

While colorful appliances certainly isn’t a new concept, we’re definitely seeing a revival of retro in the appliance world! Appliance manufacturers are pulling out all the stops for colorful refrigerators, ranges, and like we mentioned earlier, range hoods.

Unexpected Pops of Color in Appliances

Image Credit: Domino

Unexpected Pops of Color in Appliances

Image Credit: Bluestar

We saw this cute display at KBIS last year, and since then we’ve seen more and more color choices emerge throughout the appliance industry. We love the added color to appliances because it really gives you a way to fully customize your entire kitchen. Today, you really can customize just about everything within your home. Okay, I know what you’re going to say… maybe bright colors just aren’t your thing. You went with an all white kitchen because you wanted “light, bright, and airy”. Well girlfriend, I hear you. And guess what?
Unexpected Pops of Color in Appliances

Image Credit: Our Suburban Casa

They make appliances in your color choice too. And yes, it looks beautiful white on white on white!

Warm & Earthy Tones

Okay, hear us out. We’re not talking all-boring-beige-everything paired with orange cabinets. We’re talking about bringing more warmth and character into your home with wood elements and accents. If you’re thinking about a kitchen remodel, or really a model of any sort, don’t be afraid to stick with a stain! Paint is enticing, clean, and contemporary. But if you’re more into the cozy, traditional, mid-century modern, or even modern farmhouse style, take a quick look at your Pinterest boards. I bet you there’s more warm tones in there than you originally noticed! You don’t have to go with a white or a gray kitchen to get a fresh and clean design friends!

Warm & Earthy Tones

Image Credit: Ashely Petrone

Here’s another example of using warm tones but mixing it up with cool, and neutral tones all in one space and really packing a punch with countertops and backsplash to take a simple, sleek design to a whole new level of wow!
Warm & Earthy Tones

Image Credit: Dwell

And if your style falls more on the traditional side of the scale, don’t you worry. We’ve got something for you too! Take a look at the image below to see how traditional got a facelift in Jean Stoffer’s English Cottage Project.
Warm & Earthy Tones
We love love love the color of the cabinets ((it looks super close to our Cashmere display in our showroom)) because it plays so well with others. Look how it contrasts enough with the floor and countertops, but it’s still within the same tonal range of the floor, and the tone of the floor is repeated on the ceiling, bringing the entire space together in one big, pretty picture. Nothing looks out of place because everything is cohesive. And let me point out: nothing matches. In fact, when given the opportunity to mix or match, you can bet’chya bottom dolla we’re always choosing mix, aka: “contrast” in design terms. And the image above is a visual representation of how you can choose multiple colors and textures, and why it works. I feel like I should say “traditional does not mean boring” and have a mic to drop for this design.

Sleek Cabinetry

We’re loving this trend for tons of reasons. For one, sleek cabinetry is so easy to clean! There’s no intricate ridges to catch dust… or the mashed potatoes your two year old flung off of their fork from across the kitchen. (We’re totally not speaking from experience on that last one, wink wink.) We love this style for the wipe & go lifestyles of busy families. We’ve heard slab doors labeled as “cold” and “doctor’s office-y” over here in the midwest. And we totally understand where you’re coming from there. But do you know why they put this style of cabinetry in Doctor’s offices?! Re-read the second sentence of this section. Sanitary reasons, friends! And we’re about to show you how to warm these babies up to make them feel inviting, and most of all, like they belong in your home.

Sleek Cabinetry

Image Credit: CM Natural Designs

Sleek Cabinetry
Sleek Cabinetry

Sleek Cabinetry

Overall, we see 2020 as being a revival of some of the biggest style trends in the past, but in a better, more sophisticated and curated way. Other trends being resurrected this year are black and white checkered floor tile, and 6×6 square tile for showers and backsplashes. And before you say “omg ew, never” follow us on instagram to see a few examples of what we’re talking about. Like we said, better, and more sophisticated. We think you might just change that “ew, never” into an “omg need it now.”

You guys have been so supportive in our journey this far and we’ve loved getting to know each of you that has walked into our store. We are so excited for this year and we can’t wait to work with more of our dream clients on some gorgeous projects!