Kitchen And Bath Design Trends Reveal Shift Toward Sophisticated Neutrals

The trend for grey has risen dramatically in the last three years, bringing a sense of chic sophistication to kitchens and baths. In fact, warm grey finishes have become the third-most popular color in remodels behind white and beige cabinet finishes. Today, in cabinetry, you can see shades of grey paired with pale blues, earthy tones and neutral finishes to create sleek, comforting color schemes in the most frequently used rooms of the home. Variations of grey, blues, browns and off-whites create a subtle beauty while providing the design flexibility that homeowner’s desire for the long term.


Different ways to create a sophisticated kitchen or bath using today’s most popular neutrals.

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Cabinet door styles are shifting to simpler, subtler lines and softer edging. A flat-panel door with a substantial wide rail offers both modern beauty and transitional utility. This type of cabinet style should complement with an on-trend neutral finish such as Cloud, a true gray that highlights its sleek lines without stealing too much attention from the rest of the room.

Cool, comfortable blues

In recent years, blue tones have become popular with both designers and homeowners alike. Cool blues are an especially soothing option for a bathroom, and they work well with today’s neutral color palette. Pale, spa blues and muted colors of the sky and water to complement bathroom cabinets that have a raw wood finish. This can create a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in a bath.

Fresh colors of the Earth

Cabinet finishes in fresh, earthy hues can add a subtle radiance when used in the bath. Pairing dark graphite colors with glossy white accents to create a high-contrast design is one of the favorite ways to incorporate these natural color palettes into a room.

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A dash of splash

Adding a splash of color in unexpected places can help to accentuate neutral tones. You can use  canary yellow, salmon or a deep moody blue.

Transitional and modern

Some of the most popular looks right now are transitional and modern, and can be found in everyday cabinetry and room designs for every homeowner’s budget. The idea is to create spaces that blend different styles together. To get this look, use deep rich gray or brown cabinetry in one room and a medium-to-lighter version of it in an adjacent room to create a smooth room-to-room transition.

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