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Beyond White: Hot Color Trends for the Kitchen and Bath

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2. Bold and beautiful hues
Neutrals are classic, but pops of strategically placed color add life to kitchen and baths. “Emerald and varying shades of green are hot pops of colors for 2013, and the color for 2014 will be all about cobalt,” states Rotelli. While he says “it” hues are fun, he encourages homeowners to identify colors they personally enjoy. “We all have one color we’re always drawn to; the one that repeats in our wardrobes and home decor. That is the color to use as an accent in the kitchen or bath. Color trends come and go, but one that resonates with your design aesthetic and reflects you as an individual you’ll always love,” Rotelli says.

3. Evolve from white
Neutral no longer simply means white. Homeowners are eagerly embracing other colors in place of white, like Dune. “Dune is a subtle balance of beige and gray that brings a cool tone to the space – a true neutral that works well in place of white and adds a nuance of sophistication to the room’s color palette,” says Rotelli.

4. Colors that evoke emotion
“Color psychology is a powerful thing,” Rotelli says; restaurants use appetizing hues to stimulate hunger, and stores harness its influence in hopes that you’ll shop more. “Certain colors can evoke certain emotions throughout the home, as well.” Homeowners who keep the emotional aspect of color in mind during the design process reap the reward of a truly personalized space. “Blues and greens are popular bathroom choices for good reason: both evoke a soothing sense of calm and healing.” When it comes to kitchens, Rotelli says people are often drawn to colors from their past, because it evokes fond memories from their childhood.

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