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Design Trends for 2016

Design Trends for 2016

A look at Design trends for 2016

With the beautiful designs of 2015 how will design trends evolve for 2016?  Most of our clients try and steer away from trendy designs while finding a happy balance between what’s new and what will stand the test of time. No one wants their brand new cabinetry, granite, and back-splash to be dated two years from now. Finding that happy balance in 2016 will be easy. Keep things simple, light, and clean. Bring in elements that can easily be changed with your accessory items and you will be in fashion for many years to come.

From Zillow

Video from Zillow

According to trends on Zillow – chalk boards, mason jars and burlap are going out and Art Deco is in. Also in style is Artisan goods, nubby textures, and encaustic tiles. What is encaustic tile – be sure to watch the video to see what Zillow has to say about these design trends for 2016. We are certainly seeing these trends already, from High-point Market to everyday client consultations, Zillow is right on target.

See the full blog at They have great examples of how these new trends are being used today.

As we look to Houzz, here are a few suggestions for what they think is trending for 2016.

As we look to Houzz design trends, we see a combination of classics in design, along with modern and rustic elements. Many of the trends from 2015 are still going strong for this new year. From simple color schemes, black and white decorating ideas with a touch of bright color to impressive centerpieces and over-sized furniture, just to name a few. You won’t be left out with the subtle and soft color design and decorating ideas in retro style from the 50’s to 70’s and even the 80’s when designing your home in 2016.


Walker Woodworking Kitchen Trends for 2016

And what are we seeing day to day here at Walker Woodworking? Painted cabinets are still hot. Most of our clients are going for a shade of off-white painted frameless cabinetry with a stained island. White and gray still seem to be a popular flavor for 2016, staying neutral to keep that balance of trends and timeless design to maintain the everlasting kitchen that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Textured wood is also trending in those accent pieces that add a rustic yet modern flair, making the transitional design one of the most popular trends we are seeing today.  We can’t wait to photograph some of these unique projects once they are finished.

custom cabinets, kitchen design trends for 2016

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