Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends That Are Here to Stay

Posted by Danielle McKelley on November 21, 2018

Vista Developers' Kitchen DesignWith each year bringing in new waves of design trends for kitchen and bathrooms, it can be easy to get lost in a temporary fad that doesn’t stand the test of time. That's why it’s important when renovating your home to come up with a design that will keep you happy for years to come.

Key Element to Designs that Last: Simplicity

What are the key elements to creating kitchen and bathroom designs that will still look great in five or ten years? One thing to keep in mind is simplicity. As life becomes more and more complicated and stressful, simplicity at home is a nice break from the busyness of work life. If you want to create balance in your life, keep your designs sleek and simple without too much glam. They can still appear luxurious without overcomplicating the patterns or colors.

Timeless Trends and Smarter Spaces

One characteristic of the kitchens and bathrooms of the future is technology. Even though they will always be changing and advancing, smarter spaces aren't just a passing fad. Bathrooms are getting more efficient with heated toilet seats and automatic amenities such as self-flushing toilets and automatic air fresheners. Lighting in kitchens is motion activated and more focused on efficient use of energy. Smart devices are synced up with kitchens and bathrooms, and they eliminate annoying tasks that eat up time. Modern technology will always be trending, although it does rely on regular updates to stay fashionable.

Embrace Gold or Brass Fixtures

Fixtures are something we don’t think about as much as wall colors or what the kitchen counter is made of, but they play an important role in determining the atmosphere of your home.

For a kitchen or bathroom home design that will last, go with gold or brass. While both have been trends-of-the-moment before, they're back in style and  seem classic, not faddish. A bit warmer than silver, they help create a comfortable and homey feel. If you don’t like the warm gold tones, a darker brushed brass will give a cleaner, more modern feel.

Organic Elements Bring Rustic Calm

Another timeless home design idea for your bathroom or kitchen includes using organic elements.

Textured wood surfaces come to mind as an example, but organic decor doesn't have to be that obvious. You can use mild earth tones for tiles in your shower or as a backsplash for the kitchen. Neutral colors pick this organic feel up nicely with subtle browns and tans along with an off-white as opposed to a strictly bright white color.

Create Interest With a Classic Texture or Pattern

One other way to craft a timeless home design is by creating interest.

Everyone loves an interesting pattern or design as long as you don’t choose a specific theme that could expire within a few years. Interesting textures on a wall or usable surface are great ways to create lasting designs in the kitchen or bathroom. Some people prefer to do an accent wall, which is a contemporary way to create interest in an otherwise plain room.

As trends come and go, consider these timeless home design ideas for your new kitchen or bathroom. They offer the kind of look that's here to stay!

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