After a brief hiatus, The Palette blog is BACK! Now that 2016 is officially underway, let’s take a look at some of this year’s forecasted design trends and see how you can use Chalk Paint® to make the looks your own.
Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets
Houzz suggests keeping upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel, then playing with deeper colors on lower cabinets to take your kitchen in two different style directions. Amanda of Our Storied Home did just that by using Duck Egg Blue to give her lower cabinets a beachy feel.
Formal Dining Rooms
Although they often go unused, formal dining rooms are making a comeback for homeowners who entertain frequently. Here, Heather of New House, New Home, New Life used Old Ochre to transform a hand-me-down dining table into something to better suit her warmer taste.
Brit + Co suggests heading to a thrift store or grabbing some chairs you already have and giving them a makeover with new upholstery and a fresh coat of paint. Ogden, UT stockist Green Brick Vintage Decor used Vintage World Map fabric from the Annie Sloan Fabric Collection to recover this pair of Louis XVI-style chairs.
Quickly becoming the central feature in modern kitchens, workhorse islands like the one pictured above by Mysha of Remington Avenue offer room for prep work and extra seating.
Color Blocked Chairs
Kitchens That Embrace Openness and Raw Materials
There’s an inherent simplicity in kitchens that embrace openness and raw materials. Diana of Our Vintage Home Love used French Linen on her lower cabinets but opted for raw wood shelving to display her everyday servingware for a look that is both comfortable and practical.
Houzz describes the farmhouse style as getting at the root of function. Here, Liz of Love Grows Wild used Old White to transform a battered roadside find into something reminiscent of the past that’s perfect for her farmhouse entryway.