While retail designers already know what color your bathing suit will be next summer, designer forecasters have already determined how you will be decorating your home. Here is what the 2014 home trends will be for next year’s buyers and sellers.
The housing crisis, ongoing war, and lack of economic confidence affects our national mood and, therefore, translates into our style and trends. The 2014 Texas home trends are shifting. Our color tastes for the past few years have been every shade of neutral; safe, easy, and traditional. For big-ticket items, neutral seems like a good idea. However, now that the Texas real estate market has spiked again, pops of color are making their way back on the scene. Spice cabinet colors like cinnamon and mocha are trending along with eco-conscious colors like green and a wide range of gray; especially in Texas markets.
But ,what about our obsession with granite countertops? With a strong demand and falling prices of granite, I don’t see a change in countertop choices for some time. However, there are some really great alternatives such as marble, wood, concrete, and tile that have gained popularity moving into 2014.
And what about the good ‘ole, gotta have stainless steel appliances? I don’t know about you, but no matter what finish I get, it still shows finger prints. After 15 years of stainless appliances, manufacturers are moving on to new finishes. Check out the Whirlpool’s newest refrigerator addition. Yep, it’s just like the refrigerator you got rid of 5 years ago…white. And GE is now pushing their new line of metallic finishes.
My prediction for the upcoming 2014 Texas home trends is that despite the brighter more cheerful trends, buyers and sellers will still be privy to the good ole faithful of safe, easy, and neutral.