Designs trends evolve. I never thought I would see white kitchens in Park City, and now they are high on every buyers’ list.
I reached out to some local interior design experts and herewith are the latest cutting edge mountain interior design trends:
Mario Ferreira, Director of Business Development for Barclay Butera interiors informed me that mixing metals has become a trend. This involves mixing a balance of cool and warm finishes. “It a great way to break up the predictable pattern while adding depth in a clean and elegant way.”
Mario also thinks large scale patterns are trendy. According to Mario, “taking that traditional small-scale pattern and magnifying it allows it to be a feature; an easy way to add that pop of color and texture without overwhelming the space and feeling too busy.”
Another new trend that Mario likes is “Asymmetrical Accessorizing”, which
creates a feeling of the unexpected and an element of surprise. It promotes an ‘ah-ha’ moment where the experiencer says, “I never would have thought about that”.
Local interior designer Lesa Peers sees color as a big trend for 2019.
Homeowners are more conscious about how colors make them feel and are
looking for colors that make them feel comfortable and good in their homes. The psychology of color is a big topic in the design industry.
Lesa believes appliance manufacturers are influenced by automotive electronics. For this reason, we are seeing appliances in black stainless, and warmer tones such as copper, gold, bronze and rose. Matte finishes are toning down the metallic.
My big question was about the color gray. I have used “Agreeable Grey” to paint one of my rental properties and have recommended this color to plenty of clients. Lesa thinks grey is here to stay as a “staple neutral”, although she is seeing warmer neutrals.
Lesa recently invited me to see the remodel she completed on her own house (complete with white kitchen cabinets). I asked her, “Aren’t you afraid that in another 10 years people won’t want white kitchens?” Her answer to me was “Are you still wearing bell bottoms?”
There are excellent interior designers and resources in Park City. I encourage you to reach out and consult an expert before undertaking any significant remodeling project.
Thank you to Mario & Lesa! Here’s how to reach them: