Today’s Hottest Color in Interiors is No Gray Area
Here in New England, traditional cabinetry styles may still reign. But, across the U.S. we’re seeing a definite shift to a more transitional style. Seamlessly blending traditional and modern elements into one, transitional décor styles are often thought of as practical, comfortable, and timeless. It’s a popular choice for kitchen and bath cabinetry because you can dress it up or dress it down.
The countertop plays an important role in a transitional kitchen or bath. It’s a prominent element that can help define the style of an entire room. And along with the shift in cabinet styles, there has been a clear deviation in color trends for both cabinetry and countertops. Thought of as the “new neutral” gray is the hottest color in interiors right now.
What’s the appeal of gray? It’s a chic, sophisticated color that also feels reliable and comfortable. Gray has the ability to be both exotic and mysterious as well as re fined and timeless. It’s an extraordinarily versatile color that pairs well with ultra-modern décor. But its clean, contemporary look also makes it a great choice for transitional styles as well. It’s an obvious choice for those who like a clean look but, perhaps, aren’t ready for ultra-modern European styled cabinetry.
The NKBA has noted a dramatic escalation of gray color schemes in kitchens and baths since 2010, particularly over the pas year. Shades of gray are currently used in 55-percent of kitchens and 56-percent of bathrooms. Over the last year, Marble & Granite, Inc. has seen a definite increase in sales of gray-toned surfacing. In fact, we predict that we may be approaching the peak of popularity for colors like gray and white. But it will likely take a few years before another color becomes a clear leader.
Here are some great gray countertop choices you’ll find at Marble & Granite, Inc. that perfectly coordinate with today’s transitional cabinetry styles: