The past year forced us to find new ways to work at home with ease and spend more time together as a family with the kitchen becoming the ultimate multifunctional room.




Question: I plan on remodeling my home this year. What are the most recent interior design trends?

Answer: The past 12 months forced many families to create a new way of living in our homes that incorporate functional, comfortable and clean elements. Rosie-certified partner TWD Design Build Remodel gathered the top design trends you may want to consider before you begin your remodeling project.

Storage

Many people accumulated new appliances and cooking tools such as air fryers, Instant Pots, and coffee/espresso makers and now need a place to store them when not in use. Kitchen and bath designers are focusing on maximizing storage, paying special attention to pantries and long-term food storage. Countertops are precious commodities, so placement and storage of these new appliances are crucial in the overall design of your space.

Warm tones

Warm tones combined with cool grays, referred to as “greige,” create a calming environment that evokes feelings of comfort, compassion and a sense of normalcy within our homes.

Sherwin Williams’ 2021 color of the year, Urbane Bronze (SW 7048), is a warm, rich gray-brown that was named for its sense of serenity and stability. As described by Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin Williams, “Urbane Bronze encourages you to create a sanctuary space for mindful reflection and renewal.”