A Rainbow of Colors

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We are seeing a gentle shift in color preferences among homeowners in the Upper Valley who are renovating their kitchens, baths, and other spaces in their homes.  Neutral color schemes that include shades of white, beige, and gray remain extremely popular because they provide a clean, timeless, and versatile palette that allows homeowners in the Upper Valley to use pops of other colors to create unique and personal design statements.

There is a definite movement away from the all-white kitchen.  And if you plan to sell your home in the near future, it may be best to stay away from all white.  A Real Simple survey of 4,700 recent and prospective homebuyers found that homes with dark gray interior paint colors received higher offer prices than homes painted all white.  The survey also found that painted bathrooms with earth tones and front doors that are black or rosy brown also helped to increase sale prices.

Hot pink is hot right now.  This may be in anticipation of the release of the new Barbie movie, but more likely it reflects an increased interest in maximalist styles and a movement away from more muted shades.  Homeowners in the Upper Valley that are attracted to maximalist styles gravitate toward an eclectic mix of patterns, colors, textures, and objects that produce a rich and vibrant space.  Maximalist styles allow homeowners in the Upper Valley to make a creative and individual design statement that is both fun and exciting.

Hot pink is only one of the bold colors that are trending in kitchens and baths. Bold colors are being specified as accent colors that include dark blues, rich greens, and vibrant reds that add visual and pleasing contrast to more neutral background colors.

Two-tone contrasts are another hot trend in kitchen and bath design because it allows homeowners in the Upper Valley to create visually interesting and dynamic focal points in their home.  Recent examples of two-tone palettes include kitchens that featured white upper cabinets with dark countertops or islands.  Combining light and dark adds depth to a space and a visual appeal to a kitchen or bath.

We have seen a growing interest among homeowners in the Upper Valley that are attracted to using different shades of a single color to add harmony and sophistication to their new kitchen or bath.  Examples may include different shades of gray, blue or green that add depth and sophistication to the space.

In creating your dream kitchen or bath, personal preferences, style and design aesthetic are the most important factors to consider.  Ask yourself, how you want your kitchen to look and feel when the renovation is complete.  What personal statement do you want to make?  We can help guide you and provide options that will make you smile every time you enter your new kitchen.  Give us a call at 603-448-9700 or make an appointment to visit us at 105 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH, and let us help you to color your world with a color palette and design that are distinctive, personal and the envy of the neighborhood.

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