25 Design Trends Coming to Homes Near You in 2016Via HouzzThe modern home is always evolving. And to get an idea of what itâ€™s evolving to, look no further than whatâ€™s happening within its walls today. With that in mind, we delved into ourÂ New This Week series, sifting through HouzzÂ discussionsÂ and data to find out what materials, strategies and concepts will be coming to more homes in 2016.We've showcased a few of the trends below. To see Houzz's full list, click here.Â
Two-tone kitchen cabinets.Â Keep upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel, then go crazy with the lower cabinets by playing with various wood tones and deeper colors to take your kitchen in two different style directions.
Extra-large-format tile.Â Large-format tiles (such as 12 by 24 inches) have been making an appearance in kitchens and bathrooms for some time now, but be on the lookout forÂ extra-large-format ones. Just how extra? Try 31 by 71 inches, like the ceramic Ann Sacks tiles shown here on a fireplace surround project by Pangaea. Thatâ€™s almost 3 by 6 feet!
Heated entryway floors.Â Sure, heated floors are popular in bathrooms, but if you live in a cold region, consider putting them in your entryway to help melt snow and dry boots.
Surprising backsplash and countertop pairings.Â You could play it safe with white subway tile and granite countertops, but sometimes safe is so boring. Instead, consider a different combination, such as a brick backsplash with concrete countertops (as shown here) or yellow ceramic tile with butcher block.
Mixing modern materials in the kitchen.Â Looking for something a little more lively than white cabinets and granite countertops in your kitchen? Consider mixing several modern materials, finishes and colors. Here, butcher block countertops get broken up with soapstone near the stove and Carrara marble on a nearby baking station. These mix with olive-green cabinets and stainless steel appliances for an eclectic, sophisticated look.