In the past few years, I’ve noticed that design trends are moving into a mix of historical designs and colors. For example, modern and art deco are stylish with their simple lines and uncluttered appearance.
With the stainless steel appliances, white, black and blue tones have been popular to blend with the grey steel. Crown molding seems to be back in style to blend with the elegant black and white kitchen cabinets. Then, again, crown molding can interfere with the sleek modern designs.
What are we who live in country, southwest, or mountain settings to do with this since our color tones have been blended with the brown woods and beige deserts? It is unfortunate that some interior designs have ignored the compatibility of color tones. This confused my brain as I gaze upon their incompatible color choices. Brown wooden cabinets are in the warm tones and adding the stainless steel appliances with black trim doesn’t look right to me.
In the past months, this seems to be sorting itself out as the modern simple design styles work their way into the home.
If you are thinking about remodeling for today’s style or resale, then the traditional designs are appreciated depending on the locale. If you live in the country – the real country and not a bedroom community where the residents commute miles to work and are influenced by the city styles, then keep those wooden cabinets and warm color tones. If your home is in the desert Southwest, keep your Southwest style. Same goes for mountain communities and woodlands. Anyone moving into your area is moving there for the ambiance and to get away from the fast city. If I were to move to Santa Fe, I would want an adobe style home with styles that come from the local communities.
You can add a touch of modern design to your traditional styled indoor decor with no problem. So, don’t fret over a total remod to look modern – just add touches here and there.