If you are planning a new build or a renovation for 2018, you need to get some ideas from what’s trending for the New Year. Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in your Ottawa home and generally, design styles don’t vary drastically from year to year. 2018 promises to be the exception however and we can’t wait for you to check out some of these concepts.

Plenty of Colour

Colour is making a comeback in a big way for kitchens for 2018. Although blue has been highly popular at home shows, orange, sage, petrol green, charcoal and deep wood tones are making their presence known also. When it comes to pairing your bold cabinet choices with a granite countertop, you’ll want to look for contrasting colours or veining that highlights your cabinet choice.

Bold Statements with High Contrast

Mixing and matching the bold colour choices is also very popular for the upcoming year. Successful pairings seen at shows include dark wood-toned cabinets matched with charcoal granite countertops with a rough-hewn edge. Other popular combinations see deep blue combined with white upper cabinets, or dark mustard with black and colourful granite countertops that contain the contrasting colours used.

Fabulous Fixtures Making a Comeback

Faucets, tap sets and more have been geared to understated elegance with brushed finishes for many years now, but make way for polished brass, rose gold and more in 2018. If shiny metallic finishes aren’t for you, you’ll be happy to learn that fixtures are stepping more to the forefront again with bolder colour choices of their own.

Play with Textured Tiles

Plain subway tiles are taking a back seat to textured tiles in a wide variety of styles, shapes and colours. Designers are encouraging homeowners to have some fun with backsplashes and work with their new, bolder colour schemes to create interest with their tile work. For artisans, this may be a particular area of focus, using assorted mosaic and glass tile.

To learn more about what’s trending in granite countertops and more for 2018, contact StoneSense in Ottawa or stop in to our showroom. The possibilities are endless!