Newer homes are being built with a more modern, neutral design aesthetic. And more contemporary homeowners are embracing this trend. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) market survey, neutral colors and clean lines are essential features desired by today’s homebuyers. In addition, people are increasingly looking toward eco-friendly living and modern and minimalist aesthetics. And while many builders and designers have made conscious efforts to implement these trends into new construction projects and remodels, there are still some areas where further advancements can be seen.
Doors and Windows
Trim is the decorative portion of a door or window and the surrounding frame. Trim around doors and windows has always been a big part of home design trends. Trim trends for doors and windows will likely continue to evolve with the rise in popularity of eco-friendly living, minimalist aesthetics, and the shift toward modern neutral colors. We’ll probably see an increase in the use of clean, simple lines for the windows. This includes the use of vertical blinds or drapes as well as a reduction in the presence of mini-blinds. And for the doors, we’re likely to shift away from the ornate, traditional styles to more simple and modern designs.
Trim color: Light gray
The light gray color has been a popular choice for trim for some time now. The color has been used on kitchen cabinets, other cabinetry trim, walls, and other trim in living rooms. But we’ll likely see even greater usage of light gray as a trim color in 2020. This is due to the fact that it is a highly versatile color. It pairs well with almost any other color scheme and aesthetic. And it creates a flawless, modern look that many people are seeking.
Trim color: Light beige
The light beige color is a variation of neutral tones. We’ve seen it be used as an accent trim on walls and other home areas. But we’ll likely see it become even more popular. This is due to the fact that this color blends nicely with both warm and cold tones. It pairs well with warm and cold color schemes and various decor styles. And it creates a very calm and soothing look that many people are likely looking for in their home design.
Trim color: Neutral gray
The neutral gray color has been an increasingly popular choice for trim in the last couple of years. This color works well for both indoor and outdoor uses. And it can be used for various applications, such as cabinetry, walls, and floors. Trim in neutral gray is excellent for those who don’t want to go with the traditional white or light gray. And it creates a modern and sleek look that will be popular in 2020.
Accent colors: Blue and purple
While blue and purple have been used for accent trims in the past, we’ve seen them used more recently. Blue has been used on fireplace mantels and accent walls. And purple has been used on fireplace mantels and walls in kitchens and dining rooms. We’ll likely see the popularity of these two colors continue to increase. This is because they both create a bold and striking look that many people will likely enjoy in their homes.
Accent colors: Bright red and orange
Red has always been a popular color for trim. It’s been used on walls, cabinetry, and other trim types. While it’s likely that this trend will continue in 2020, we’ll likely see it be used more sparingly. This is due to the fact that red is a bold and flashy color that isn’t suitable for every home. But it’s also because homeowners want a more restrained, contemporary look to their design. Red and orange are daring colors that often go well with bold and modern decor styles. They’re great for those who want to boldly stand out from the crowd and make a statement with their home design.