By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

Of the 17 million professional photos of home interiors and exteriors on Houzz, it was this photo of a gray and walnut kitchen that captured the most attention over the year:

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The kitchen was designed by Justin and Tyler Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs. The kitchen features a combination of gray and white accents and warm wood, like the walnut on the island, vent hood, and open shelving.

“Though white cabinets are still a favorite, gray is now the top wall color choice,” says Houzz editor and writer Gwendolyn Purdom. “Renovating homeowners are also opting for features such as Shaker-style cabinets, L-shaped layouts and engineered quartz counters more than in years past—and this kitchen highlights all three.”

What will 2019 bring?

If recent trends bear out, bold color finally returns to the market!

Many of the local market homes now are sporting bold, and usually bright Caribbean colors on the walls, and in the kitchens too.

Some are now sporting bold cabinets, but most are still holding to traditional design elements and colors, with accent pieces or lighting options added for flavor.

For those of us in the industry, it’s a welcome relief from the many variations of “Buy Me Beige” and “Agreeable Grey”.

What do you think?

Is Agreeable Grey still the champion, or are we heading towards more colorful options?


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