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  • Color Trends For 2011 + Kitchen Remodel

    Posted Under: Design & Decor in Portland  |  November 27, 2009 4:58 PM  |  857 views  |  No comments
    From HGTV Website

    The other day I happened to catch an HGTV show about kitchen remodeling.  Here's the segment I saw. You might know, I wrote a post last year "The Granite Rut" about how out-of-date granite is.  "It's so 2005" the Oregonian recently said in their newspaper.  The HGTV show had concrete counter tops (nice), wood floors, white cabinets that were exceptionally plain with polished nickel drawer pulls and faucets.  The appliances were still stainless steel.  When's that going to be on the outs?  The new wall colors were gray and neutrals.  Simple, clean, contemporary lines.  The original kitchen had a wallpaper border (out!), painted cabinets (out!) and black appliances (out!), country curtains (out!).

    Now come the new colors for 2011.  I guess all the farmer's markets throughout the U.S. have made their impact on our choice (or rather the designers' choices) for colors in 2011.  To read more about those color trends, check out this link.  Earthy, bronzes, milky whites, greens, black, gray, etc. seem to be the color trends for 2011.

    It still seems that neutrals are the best choice as well when you go to sell your house.  I had a house listed a while back with every room a different color - purple, red, yellow.  The home was hard to sell and since they were limited on time and money, it was put on the market with those colors.  The house did sell and the new owners immediately painted a neutral color throughout.  When you put your house on the market, it should appeal to the masses, rather than just to one buyer who might like purple or red.  Sorry folks, it still is "builders beige"  or as HGTV says, gray's now the "go to" color, when you want to get your home sold.

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