New interior design trends emerge as every year progresses, especially at the end of the year. This is especially true in residential kitchens and bathrooms, specifically regarding natural stone. Natural stone is a timeless material that many choose as countertop and flooring options, but specific colors, patterns and finishes come and go.
At GMS Werks, we are experts when it comes to natural stone countertops. We stay up to date on all the latest trends and styles that homeowners are choosing to install in their homes, and are here to help you in your next kitchen or bathroom renovation project! Below, we go over some of the most recent trends we have been seeing with natural stone!
One trend that we have seen this year are bold natural stone countertops. When we say bold, we mean exotic and dramatic veining is in. But more so, bold dark countertops have made a big appearance. Imagine having a sharp looking black granite countertop that contrasts with white cabinetry. Although it’s not extravagant, it’s simple, bold and will certainly be the focal point in your kitchen!
Neutral colors do not have to be boring! In fact, they have become very popular over recent years, especially with wood flooring. Natural stone colors like cool grays, lighter blues, creams and whites are a great option for rooms with darker-colored flooring and cabinetry!
Another trend that has become popular this year are full grain natural stone flooring, specifically limestone and marble. These full grain flooring tiles offer a great texture that you can not only feel, but see, as well as are great for reflecting light. With natural patterning, these flooring tiles will look great in any kitchen or bathroom!
As mentioned earlier, unique natural stone veining is staying around as one of the hottest trends in kitchens and bathrooms. Veining is one of the first things anyone notices when looking at natural stone countertops, and homeowners are going all in on this.
Lastly, natural stone tile can enhance the look and feel of almost any bathroom! And skinny tiles are one trend that homeowners everywhere are installing in their bathrooms! So whether you are looking for a tile wall, backsplash, or new shower tile, skinny stone tiles offer a sleek look and modern feel and are also very subtle yet bold!
With everything in interior design, trends come and go. But one kitchen and bathroom trend that has stayed around for many years is natural stone. Whether you are installing new natural stone countertops or flooring in your kitchen or bathroom, keep these design trends in mind, as they can help improve the value of your home.
At GMS Werks, we specialize in natural stone countertops and floors. With over 100 years of experience working in the natural stone industry, our team can provide you with the natural stone products and services you need. Visit our website to learn more about what we do!