November 2018
Along with last month's Trend Talk on Maximalism, we are addressing what's trending in the most important room of the house, the heart of the home; The Kitchen.

White kitchens are trending out and a desire for warmth and contrast is growing. Unexpected colors in cabinets and counter tops, patterned tile applications and different materials are on the rise. See how you can excite buyers by offering these unique selections.
Two-Tone & Colored Cabinets
Adding interest to kitchens can begin with the cabinets! Blending complimentary colors and finishes is a powerful tool for impactful interest in your kitchen design.

Another trend we are seeing is the application of unexpected colors on the cabinets.
Natural Woods
Using natural woods for cabinets is a beautiful new application. This unfinished and natural look is comfortable and capitalizes on pulling nature into the home.
Patterned Backsplashes
We are seeing patterned tiles everywhere! The application of a patterned back splash is best with a plain counter top or white cabinetry to highlight it's beauty. For a bolder look, take it to the ceiling - it will not only be a protective surface but also a piece of art.
Covered Kitchen Sinks
Why not make the most of the space you have? This sink cleverly adds more prep and counter space, and also conceals a sink full of dirty dishes.This is a great idea for those with smaller sized kitchens.
Bold Pendant Lights
Make a statement by offering bold pendant lights. These are just as important as counter tops and cabinets and are truly the centerpieces of the room. It also helps that they add ample lighting.
Warmer Countertops
Warm colored counter tops add warmth and character to the kitchen. The cold and stark white quartz, which has gained much popularity, looks very commercial. Give your buyers another counter top option that has warmth and movement.
We hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holidays to come.

All the best,

Phyllis, Johanna & Kate
ICI Model Home Marketing Team
Interior Concepts, Inc.