|Simpler lines, such as those in these "Shaker" cabinets,|
are one of the trends in kitchen design nationwide.
|Warm wood tones continue to be popular in the Northeast.|
Photo: Compass Marketing
|White cabinets are still hot in the|
Northeast. Photo: KBDC
The color gray and cool blues, with their calming effect, are popular colors out West, both in cabinetry, tile and wall color. According to this article, folks in the Southwest, rather than moving to larger accommodations, are staying in their current homes longer, opting to remodel the existing space. They are looking for greater storage and creative uses of space that might otherwise have gone unused. The Southeastern portion of the United States is seeing a trend toward kitchens coming out of hiding and becoming a showpiece of the home. Furniture styling and again, clean lines dominate in homes that often have an open floor plan. The Southeast is seeing an up swing in the use of lighting design with a greater use of LEDs. Here in the Northeast, white, in all of it's variations, is still a hot color along with the warm tones of wood cabinetry. Simpler lines and a more modern look are also in favor. Finally in the Midwest, the sensibility is also moving from a more traditional look toward a more contemporary one, along with an increased use of LED lighting and integrated appliances which give the space an open and inviting feel. What look do you want for your new kitchen or bath?