January Predictions for 2018

Dec 27, 2017

Our thoughts on what's new & what's next...

Another exciting year has flown by filled with trends, designs and plenty of memories. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams' announcements of their own 'Color of the Year' are certainly bold with Caliente and Oceanside, respectively. At Mackenzie & Company we gravitate more towards the light and bright neutrals, but there's no doubt that we'll be taking some inspiration from the colors of the year and what they can add to our future spaces! 

Want open shelving but already have existing cabinets? This is the perfect alternative - plus who doesn't love this deep color paired with the bright white countertops!

Image above via deVol Kitchens

As for our own thoughts, we definitely will be utilizing more rich, pigmented colors in more ways than one. Designs like all white kitchens will have an added touch of darker countertops or cabinets. Wood (stained or not) will be a standout accent rather than a subtle addition to a design. And accent doors are no longer seen from just the exterior but the interior as well. Whether it's on the walls or a stained wood, a full-bodied, standout color is what we'll be taking with us into 2018!!

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This kitchen design combines a few trends we're loving - lots of wood and dark cabinets. Definitely a way to revamp an all-white kitchen, plus the open shelving is always a favorite!

Image above via Smith Hanes
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This deep wood stain from one of our favorites, O & G Studio, is going to be a major trend! We used a beet colored stain for some side tables in a past project and we're still talking about them. 

Image above via O & G Studio
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Take your entryway to the next level and think of using the interior side of the door as additional decor to the space - with a bold color! Why paint it a color that blends in when it can be a real statement?

Image above via Pompeli
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