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Design And Color Trends Of 2016

Millennial buyers may sacrifice space in exchange for contemporary styles with clean lines. Matte blacks are currently popular on appliances, cabinetry, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, countertops, furniture, and more. Bathtubs continue to decline in popularity among this group.

Gen X’ers appreciate the clean lines and simplicity of contemporary homes but have warm memories of the more traditional homes of their parents. The color preferences of Gen X is also a mix from both generations using primarily whites, blacks, sand or stone browns and grays. But for Gen X, espresso brown or midnight navy can stand in for a softer shade of black, and cooler grays are replaced with warmer organic gray brown mixes. Wood elements warm the space on floors, feature walls, countertops and cabinets stained in natural hues.

Baby Boomers building homes today appreciate quality and craftsmanship. Open floorplans, abundant natural light, and authentic materials are preferred. Colors tend to be warmer for this generation; sandy beiges, muted sage greens, creamy yellows and warm off whites.

Read More at Best in American Living blog.

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