2016 Trend Alert

The 2016 color predictions are out and I completely agree with them!

pura vida 2016 SW Color SampI just painted my living room a warmer white and have been seeing neutral tones flooding Pinterest boards everywhere. Sherwin-Williams color of the year is Alabaster. It’s a neutral white that can be used with cool and warm tones. With these neutral tones many wood tones will be used. Which leads to my trend alert. This year you will be seeing gorgeous grey stained cabinets. This farmhouse, rustic, and weathered look will transcend the typical southern market. This style will be eclectically incorporated in homes throughout all of the United States. This new farmhouse feel can be used in a traditional rural home or even in a modern loft. It all comes down to being bold enough to mix your major pieces and accessories.


kitchen weathered islandgrey stain kitchenThe above kitchen is a cream very similar to Alabaster. It is paired with a weathered island and white countertops. This kitchen has industrial stools, rustic styled wood, and cottage bead board. The wood keeps the whites from being too stark and the stainless accessories liven up the monotone palate.

The kitchen to the right is a great example of a grey stained kitchen. This gorgeous deep charcoal color you see is shown on a traditional cabinet door style. The kitchen also boasts modern stainless steel appliances along with a trendy lighting fixture. The island is made to look like a farmhouse style butcher block . All these elements blend together to make a stunning kitchen!

These eclectic kitchen styles are going to be very popular in 2016 along with last years statement island trend. I’m excited to say Eastman St. Woodworks will be releasing a new stain color called Ash Grey. This color is sure to be a hit with our customers. We can’t wait to see this new stain color paired with all those cozy neutral colors from the predictions!

grey kitchenrustic modernAsh Grey 1.2016

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