During the dreary winter months when we all spend more time indoors, you may realize you have the itch to remodel or renovate part of your house – maybe an outdated bathroom, a tired kitchen, or a bedroom sporting the same paint color since 1987.

If you’re considering a renovation to your kitchen or bath, or maybe just updating your paint colors or throw pillows, it may be worth considering what’s trendy in 2015 and what will help create a home that looks fresh and current.

Kitchen and Baths

Kitchens and baths are trending toward more contemporary styling, according to a style report from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. More than 400 designers agreed that a kitchen design focusing on a cleaner, more simple styling is hot. While the cozy cottage look is still popular, kitchens with contemporary lines and a minimalist feel will gain in popularity, they predicted.

Finishes in the kitchen and bath that rank the most popular are satin nickel and polished chrome. Almost two-thirds of the designers said they incorporated docking and charging stations and a home office or desk area in the kitchens they designed. In the bathrooms, shades of gray are an on-trend choice. In 2015, demand for “leggy” vanities and freestanding and soaker tubs will grow. Quartz countertops in both the kitchen and the bath are expected to continue their rise to the top.


Hardwood still reigns supreme, but some different looks are now the rage. Gray tones of every shade are an increasingly popular choice for hardwood floors, as well as hardwood planks that are wider than the traditional three-inch. Matte finishes instead of a high-gloss are popping up, as well as white oak and limed finishes and stains.

Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore named “guilford green” its 2015 color of the year, a “silvery green that works a wide range of color combinations,”according to benjaminmoore.com. Benjamin Moore professionals also say that “monochromatic colors feel right, right now. Try warm, cool, dark and light layers of the same hue … gracefully flowing room to room.” Gray continues to be fresh, with a dizzying array of tones to keep you interested, from muddy, earthy grays to cool and clean ones. Tones of blue are also popular, from the soft Benjamin Moore “breath of fresh air” the (2014 color of the year) to the strong navys and cobalt blues popular in both fashion and home décor right now.


Home Décor

Brass is officially making a comeback. Industry professionals predict its rise in sinks, lamps and other accessories in 2015. Other trends you may see coming in 2015 are chinoiserie prints, large florals, corduroy upholstery and artwork and textiles with an exotic or ethnic flair. Industry professionals also predict that décor in all shades of blue will be popular, whether it’s accessories, window coverings, or throw pillows. Infuse your home with blue, and don’t feel like you have to stick to one shade!


Whether you’re ready for a full-scale renovation or a weekend paint job, discovering what trends you prefer will ensure you’ll enjoy your changes for years to come.

And if you’re considering buying a new home or selling your current one, I would be more than happy to help you. Don’t hesitate to contact me at (630) 715-1887.