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Wondering what’s hot and what’s not in Houston interior design in 2020? Whether you’re hoping to create a buyer-friendly look as you prep your home for sale or simply want to stay on trend, these finishes will help you keep your surroundings looking sharp.

On the walls

Neutral is still in, but cold whites are fading away. Designers are reducing their use of these cold tones in favor of softer whites. These trending paint colors help make modern spaces feel warmer and more welcoming, both to those who live in the home and anyone who might be considering buying it.

In the kitchen

Designers are moving away from all-white kitchens to add splashes of color. Deep blues, grays, and greens are growing in popularity for kitchen cabinet choices. All the cabinets don’t have to be the same color, either. One hue may be chosen for top cabinetry and accented with another shade for bottom cabinets. Contrasting metals in the hardware and fixtures complete the trend.

Off the presses

Recent enhancements to printing processes and modern materials have increased the quality of faux finishes. This emerging technology is allowing homeowners and designers to achieve the look of stone, marble and other high-end finishes for flooring at a fraction of the cost and with easier installation.

From the outdoors

Homeowners are looking to connect with nature in their décor. Wood finishes are a top solution. Wood offers beauty and flexibility to apply to a variety of surroundings and suits a broad range of tastes. Designers can also incorporate this material to create a lighter and airier space, which is what many clients are seeking.

For the future

Builders and buyers are more environmentally aware than ever before. Current trends include eco-friendly materials and processes that reduce a home’s carbon footprint. Contractors and homeowners are striving to make sustainable choices that have a positive long-term impact on the environment. Bamboo and cork are popular choices and can be used throughout the home on the floors, walls and even as decor accents.

What do you think about these trends? Have your design preferences changed over time? If you’re thinking of making changes to your Houston home’s interior design, let me know how I can help.