The International Builders’ Show (IBS) is one of the biggest industry shows, attended by thousands of building professionals every year. This year saw over 1,500 exhibitors spread across 600,000 square feet of show floor. In this blog, custom home builders Artistic Design Build Inc. shares the biggest home trends we found at IBS 2019.
Mixed Finishes — Mixed finishes are becoming more popular. Lighting fixtures that feature brass finishes are combined with muted black and aluminum. Such combinations are used on components such as kitchen cabinet handles, oven knobs and refrigerators. This opens up a whole new avenue on what is possible with texture, putting the skills of interior designers to the test.
Warm Metals — Warm-colored metals, such as muted brass and rose-colored gold, are a recent trend, thanks to certain smartphone manufacturers featuring it as one of their main colorways. These same warm metals are trending in custom kitchen remodel designs, from fixtures and handles to color accents.
Modern Fireplaces — Traditional wood-fired set-into-the-far-wall fireplaces are out, modern fireplaces are in. if you’re after the aesthetic effect of furnaces rather than its heating capabilities—which is outperformed by modern furnaces—modern fireplaces are for you. Luxury gas-fired fireplaces feature a see-through design that can be installed anywhere, even in the middle of the room. It can be incorporated into any room design, which gives you more flexibility in terms of the floor plan.
Color Matching — Thanks to modern color technology, interior designers can accurately match existing color palettes and use them for decor or new color combinations. One color technology that stood out was Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Match. It features a device slightly bigger than a 9-volt battery, which lets the user scan colors by simply placing it on top of any surface. The user interface is a smartphone app and returns the closest Sherwin-Williams paint colors that match.
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