Design Trends 2016

In the Midwest we’re looking for a change.  Spring isn’t here yet but we’re ready for the snow to melt.  We can’t wait to see the trees begin to bud and the grass begin to sprout.  A change of scenery might be coming in the way of a trip to a beach but if you’re looking at the same four walls you might be scanning the web for spring updates or planning a remodel.

If that’s the case, you’re in luck.  Spring design trends are everywhere.  Here are the three I think you’ll see the most of in the coming months (Images above). Stop by our booth on Innovation Avenue at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show this weekend and learn more about what’s new in our offering for Spring!  We’re in Aisle 3000 and looking forward to talking with you about your projects.

Shades of gray 

Light gray tones, accentuate white trim and white doors

Deep gray tones feel less intense than black

Cabinets and trim in washed tones of gray are a new “neutral.”


Black, White and Green

High contrast black and white is soothed by a green plant in the room and wood elements, beams, floors or cabinets.

Interior doors can be stained almost black with white painted walls

Pillows or wall art and mirrors can add color


Metallics: Gold, Stainless and Brass

Metals can be mixed.

Door hardware might be oil rubbed bronze, light fixtures might be brass. This works!

Wallpapers with metallic accents can offer a more, “temporary,” option.

Existing wall art or mirrors can be spray painted with metallic paints for a brand new look.

Bring on Spring!

-Holly Bayer, ASID