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Hot Home Décor Trends for Summer 2016

“Out with the old and in with – what’s hot!” This is the latest trend this season, as spring cleaning has taken on a whole new attitude. Cleaning out your closets is so last year. Today, homeowners are focusing on their home décor, pitching out what they once loved and replacing it with the hottest decorating fashions that are trending today. Here are some home décor trends that experts say will be huge this summer:

  • Black and White – Less is more this season, as homeowners are embracing the minimalist approach and replacing blasts of color from past seasons with muted color palettes. (As proof of this, on Pinterest alone, black and white décor increased 40 percent since last year.) Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or bath, or refreshing your paint colors or furniture – black and white is taking over as the new “classic” in revealing a clean and chic look that is perfect for any kitchen or bath. Granite Transformations offers a wide selection of cabinetry and an exclusive line of glass mosaics, quartz and granite countertops that can be combined to create a stunning transformation.

Black and white kitchen

  • Marble Accents – This year’s NY NOW tradeshow revealed how marble is back and hotter than ever. Designers are testing the waters by using marble in small doses, since its hefty price tag can leave homeowners with a shaky wallet. Experts say this trend is more about using small touches of this luxury stone around the house with items like marble coasters, planters, candleholders and clocks. On a larger scale, savvy homeowners have embraced marble for its elegance and durability by using it as an accent countertop in their kitchens or work islands and even on vanity tops in their bathrooms. Check out the new Trascenda™ Collection from Granite Transformations that features gorgeous marble-inspired quartz and recycled glass countertops.

Marble accents

  • Gray Hardwood Floors – Gray continues to top the color charts as the new neutral in home décor, so it’s no surprise that this unexpected floor color is making homeowners take a second look. Gray hardwood floors can visually expand a smaller space and add elegance and sophistication to any room in your home. (And, once again, Pinterest reports that pins about “gray hardwood flooring” increased over 20 percent since 2015.)

Gray hardwood floors

  • Indoor Water Features – Fountains, ponds and waterfalls are making their way into the homes of sophisticated homeowners. Adding water features to foyers and hallways is a great way to create a soothing atmosphere in the home. Experts say the sound and visual effects of water can greatly improve one’s well-being and bring them a sense peace and tranquility.

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Be sure to check back on our blog for all of the latest home décor design trends, news and tips. Schedule your free in-home design consultation with Granite Transformations today.

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Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Modern Country

In the final post of our “Design Style” blog series, Granite Transformations will explore the hottest trends in the modern country design style and review the best combinations to help you create the perfect balance for your home.

Modern Country

Modern country design is a sophisticated way to blend today’s fashionable home design trends with classic touches of country. Natural tones and rustic textures combine beautifully and also complement traditional country staples such as brick, wood and well-chosen antiques. This classic design is all about creating an inviting space for special family time as well as for making your guests feel right at home.

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Modern Country Kitchen Colors & Styles

Modern country kitchen design is open and airy, and includes cozy characteristics (like an island) that doubles as a family gathering place. The cabinet design is hardware-free to reveal a more rustic look, while the color combinations are simple and complimentary – with touches of country brick for a more home-style design.

Choosing the right material for a modern country kitchen couldn’t be easier. Granite Transformations has carefully selected the perfect combinations of classic country styles with today’s most sought after looks to create a beautiful modern country look for any home. For a warm and cozy modern country look (Look #1), we paired darker cabinets (Stella Dark Italian Walnut) with the crispness of a neutral countertop (Bianco Spizzio) and used a fun country-style backsplash (Pots and Pans) to round out the look and add character to the kitchen. If you prefer a traditional white cabinet country kitchen (Look #2), we paired a rustic brick backsplash (Subway Noir) with an earthy green countertop (Verde Eterno) for a lighter, airy feeling.

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Modern Country Bathroom Colors & Styles

Creating a modern country design style in your bathroom is all about blending today’s trendiest designs with touches of country accents. In the two examples above (Look #1 and Look #2), color takes over and makes each bathroom look unique.

For a rich and sophisticated look (Look #1), we used a dark floor with matching vanity and tub surround in Dark Chocolate. We added multiple textures – such as the rustic multi-tone tile in the shower (Glamorous Mix) and the brick-like design around the vanity area (Metropolis Noir) – to give this bathroom a unique and interesting look. For those who prefer a lighter look (Look #2), the best choice would be a neutral floor color in White Star (to open up the room) combined with a unique shower surround design (Numbers and Weights). We kept the darker vanity but chose a lighter stone look (Chiaro Ambra) around the vanity and the bathtub for the purpose of “pulling” the look together.

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing products from Granite Transformations. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

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Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Natural

As part of our “Design Style” series, Granite Transformations will explore tips and techniques for how you can achieve a natural style design in any room of your home, along with the best material and color combinations to help create the perfect balance.

Natural Style

A room that exudes a natural feeling never goes out of style, and is the go-to trend for a soft and eye-appealing look that is both elegant and welcoming. Neutral and earthy hues (such as browns, grays and beiges) are the perfect backdrop for creating a space that can be “accessorized” with splashes of color to bring life and character to a room. It’s a simple form of elegance that allows the homeowner to add their own personal touches, helping to make it the place they call “home.”

Natural Colors and Materials

Natural Kitchen – Look #1

Natural Kitchen

Natural Kitchen – Look #2

Natural Kitchen Design

Natural kitchen design is simple and elegant, as touches of color bring warmth and character to the room. Keeping the tones complementary and neutral creates harmony and eliminates the worry of designs and patterns “competing” with each other.

Choosing the right material for a natural kitchen is easier than you think. Whether you’re going for a lighter cabinet look (Natural Maple in ‘Look #1’), or a warmer look (Summer Flame in ‘Look #2’), you’ll be creating a beautiful backdrop for your dream kitchen. Adding a fun and interesting backsplash as shown above (Lemons in ‘Look #1’ and Metropolis Amber in ‘Look #2) is a great way to show off your personality while keeping the tone of the room natural and inspiring. Adding a coordinating countertop (Terra Chiara in ‘Look #1’ and Terracotta in ‘Look #2) completes the look of the room and brings another level of color and character to your kitchen.

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Natural Bathroom – Look #1

Natural Bathroom Design

Natural Bathroom – Design #2

Dark Natural Bathroom Design

Creating a natural design style in your bathroom is all about personality and personal preference. As shown above, the ambiance in the same bathroom exudes two distinct auras just by changing up the color scheme and adding some subtle design elements. Note that the choice of flooring plays a major role in these two bathroom designs. In Look #1, the dark floor (Vetro Moretti), reveals a striking contrast against the soft green walls, whereas in Look #2, the neutral floor (Terra Di Siena) contrasts with the dark accent wall and accessories. Mosaic tile lends beauty in unexpected places in these two looks. The backsplash (Coffee Mix in ‘Look #1’) and the striking mosaic tile accent wall (Liberty Opal in ‘Look #2’) show off just enough character to tie the look together, while maintaining a natural look that can give homeowners and visitors something to talk about.

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

Be sure to check out our beautiful new quartz and recycled glass colors from our Trascenda™ Collection.

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Tiny House, Giant Trend

They say good things come in small packages. Buying a tiny house is becoming one of today’s latest trends among younger home buyers across America, as they are opting to live in considerably smaller spaces to reduce housing costs, enjoy more financial freedom, and live a more productive life (according to them).

Tiny House

Tiny houses are typically between 400 and 1,000 square feet and can be designed either for traveling on a tow behind a trailer, or for being built on a foundation (similar to traditional housing). They are not for everyone. It takes a certain type of person to adjust to living in such a small space. But at the same time, it’s the small size and smaller cost to run that are the reasons this type of home is becoming increasingly popular.

Tiny House

According to the online resource TheTinyLife.com, the average cost to build one of these micro homes is about $23,000. However, this price tag can get as high as $100,000 if the homeowner chooses to upgrade it with luxury amenities like quartz countertops and state-of-the-art appliances. This most often defeats the purpose of purchasing a small house, since the goal is to have little to no mortgage – which appeals to those who are looking to downsize, or for retirees seeking a turn-key lifestyle.

These self-contained living spaces can still have the comfort of a traditional home, but obviously on a much smaller scale. Kitchens will typically have only a two-burner stove with limited cabinet and counter space, and the bathroom consists simply of a commode and shower. The bedroom may be in a loft to free up living space downstairs, or in some cases the bed hides away. Having less space to maintain has great appeal for those who want to enjoy their free time and not be tied down with weekend chores and home projects.

Tiny House Design Interior

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Those wanting to live an urban lifestyle have come to realize that it is difficult to find affordable housing in a large city, which makes considering tiny houses more appealing. With rental costs increasing across the country, tiny houses are becoming a great alternative to high-rent apartments and high-priced homes. The city of Dallas, TX, for example, has the tenth highest number of tiny houses for sale in the country (and is tied with Irving, TX and Nashville, TN). Other places that include Aurora and Denver (in CO), San Antonio and Austin (in TX), Oakland, CA, and Seattle, WA are seeing a surge in the sale of tiny homes. Coined as one of the most expensive cities to live in the country (with the median home priced at around $1 million), San Francisco, CA has seen an increase in the sale of tiny homes. Portland, OR is considered the hotbed for tiny houses, since the median rent in the city is among the top 20 highest in the nation.

For some people, larger living spaces and creature comforts are a great trade-off to saving money and freeing up personal time to enjoy life. As we see the tiny house trend continue, don’t be surprised if you see them popping up in your city.

Granite Transformations can help you remodel your home (whatever its size) quickly and efficiently using high quality quartz, stone and glass mosaics. Find a location near you or schedule your free in-home design consultation today.

 

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Gray Inspires a Fresh Look for Kitchen and Bath Design

Gray has recently become a staple color to the interior design of homes. Designers are expanding their color palette and embracing the elegance and sophistication of varying shades of gray. Gray is becoming the hottest new color trend because it acts as a neutral hue and pairs beautifully with almost any color.

Gray doesn’t just mean cool tones. There are warm grays, light grays, dark grays and…well, you get the idea. Picking the right gray depends on the amount of natural light you have coming into your room. Do you have a lot of natural light when the sun shines in from the north? If you do, design experts suggest a warm gray to make the room feel cozy. To make sure you will love the color before jumping in, buy samples of the shades you like and paint small squares to see how it works with the natural light that hits the room during the day.

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Granite Transformations is staying ahead of the curve by offering five new gray Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) cabinet colors, as well as four gray solid wood colors to add a touch of class to your kitchen or bath, pictured below.

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Granite Transformations’ cabinet refacing offerings now include five gray cabinet colors: four solid grays and one gray wood grain. All four solid grays have a matte finish and will fit into just about any design concept. Portuna Carnaval, for example, provides a more classic textured wood grain pattern with a gray washed look.

Our solid wood colors include four attractive gray options. When ordered with a satin top coat, they will provide the warm and soft look that is becoming popular with homeowners. These colors will be offered in all solid wood door styles, along with all available moldings and accessories.

This kitchen blends the classic look of traditional style cabinets in gray with glass-front doors to create an open feel. The dramatic backsplash is made from imbedding a pattern into the stone with extreme heat and pressure. This particular pattern adds excitement and movement to the room and blends beautifully with the gray cabinets.

Below are some kitchen and bath renovations by Granite Transformations featuring varying shades of gray to help inspire your new look.

Gray kitchen with mosaic tiles

Gray and white are a classic combination that creates a crisp, clean look. The Metropolis Bronzite mosaic tile feature wall (on the right of the photo below) adds a touch of urban distinction to this suburban kitchen, while the gray island is a classic focal point that brings a touch of elegance to the room.

Kitchen with Pietra Del Cardoso countertops

Classic meets modern in this simple but elegant bath. A Carrara shower and vanity top with a classic mosaic backsplash is paired with dark wood cabinets to create a soothing spa-like atmosphere.

Bathroom Carrara vanity and showerGray and white combine beautifully in this bathroom. Here, the use of mosaic tile is carried throughout the room by cleverly adding a decorative border in the same material to create openness and continuity.

Gray bathroom

Learn more about our new color line from our Trascenda Collection. Find a Granite Transformations location near you and learn more about our new gray cabinet line.

 

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Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Modern

As part of our “Design Style” series, Granite Transformations will explore the hottest trends in modern design style and the best combinations to help you create the perfect balance in your home.

Modern Style

Modern design is becoming more popular than ever, as homeowners are embracing its clean, straight lines with plenty of polish and little clutter. Having started around the World War I time period, “modern” design was created as the opposite of “traditional” design (which used heavy textures, carvings and wood tones throughout the home), following the theory: “form follows function.”

Modern Colors and Decor

Modern Kitchen – Look #1

Modern Kitchen Design

Modern Kitchen – Look #2

Modern Kitchen Design

When it comes to designing a modern kitchen, think open, clean and iconic. Experts agree that taking the minimalistic approach is the best way to capture the modern element in the room by limiting decorative items and keeping small appliances hidden away. Less clutter means more workspace and increased functionality. Modern kitchen cabinets (like the ones featured above) have a sleek and simple design with flush doors and flat surfaces that have little or no hardware.

When it comes to choosing the right material, adding an element of surprise – like the mosaic featured walls shown above (Mysterious Mix in ‘Look #1’ and Metropolis Diamond in ‘Look #2’) – is a great way to give your kitchen a touch of elegance, while still maintaining the modern look. Sleek countertops (Lights and Shadows in ‘Look #1’ and Portland White in ‘Look #2’) are the way to go since they pull the look together without competing with the other elements. Rounding out the look is the flooring (Portland White in ‘Look #1’ and Bianco Reale in ‘Look #2’) to create a feeling of continuity and timelessness.

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Modern Bathroom Design

Modern Bathroom – Look #2

Modern Bathroom Design

Modern bathrooms focus primarily on efficiency and aesthetically pleasing designs. A seamless look, combined with form and function, is essential for achieving a modern and elegant bathroom without all of the frills and finery of a more traditional design. Here, the showers feature two elements that combine a solid background with a contrasting border (in ‘Look #1’) and a complimentary border (in ‘Look #2’). (The materials are Black Diamond with Sunset Beach border in ‘Look #1’ and Sunset Beach with Liberty Topaz border in ‘Look #2.’) The dividing wall is cleverly accented to offset the room with two distinct looks (Liberty Topaz in ‘Look #1’ and HEX260 in ‘Look #2’), while the flooring is dramatically different and changes the look entirely (Factory in ‘Look #1’ and Bianco Reale in ‘Look #2’).

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

Check out our beautiful new quartz colors from our Trascenda Collection here.

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Design Your Home for Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

In a world of uncertainty, one thing is certain: we all have our own unique personality traits. This month, we are highlighting design tips for creating the perfect space in your home based on your Myers-Briggs® personality type. Whether you’re an extrovert, introvert (or fall somewhere in between), you will find a perfect balance of creativity and design to make your home all your own.

Once you have an idea of what your personality type is (for example, ENTP or ISFJ), we will break it down letter-by-letter to see what each trait reveals about designing a space that’s best suited for you. Let’s get started!

How You’re Energized

Extroversion (E): If you’re considered an extrovert, or have tendencies to fall into this category, then you thrive on creating spaces for entertaining. Your desire leans toward creating a home with a welcoming and comforting atmosphere that will be well-suited for get-togethers and random drop-ins. Open layout designs that have plenty of seating make you the happiest. You also make it a point to have either a well-appointed guest room or a comfortable couch for those overnight guests who just can’t get enough of your company.

Bring guest room design with additional seating

Introversion (I): If you’re more of an introvert, then you most likely enjoy spending some alone time in a private retreat to recharge your batteries. When thinking about the perfect space for you, consider creating a special area of your home for reading or relaxing that is away from the action. Loft living is not the best choice, so if there is more than one introvert in your family, you may want to consider spaces with walls or mini-retreat areas.

Green and white sitting room

How You Gather Information

Sensing (S): This personality type tends to be very practical and is a present-minded thinker that typically doesn’t have too much stuff, so paring down is not usually a problem. If you find yourself weighed down with too many things, however, you might want to consider using a capsule wardrobe, or white, sleek, simple counters and cabinets (or other ideas designed for minimalist living). Form over function is the best concept for you when choosing the design for your space.

Minimalist and modern kitchen

Intuition (N): You probably know this already, but you always trust your instincts. Making decisions for yourself and not adhering to the norms or other people’s advice is the way you roll when it comes to doing what is best for you. Finding yourself questioning why you chose a certain paint color or where to hang a picture is not out of the ordinary for someone like you – who follows their intuition. You may tend to have unexplained satisfaction in knowing you indulged your wants – because it was the perfect choice for you.

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How You Make Decisions

Thinking (T): If you’re more of a thinker, you’re known for your analytical skills and being an ace at strategizing – always coming up with the perfect solutions. This makes designing an open forum, as you won’t conform to conventional ideas about room layouts or traffic flow. You, alone, are the best qualified to determine what designs will work best for you and your family.

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Feeling (F): You are guided by your feelings and most likely considerate of others. Gift giving, doing for others and performing acts of kindness are ways that direct your life path. So, when it comes to designing your space, you’ll keep all things in mind in order to make life better for everyone. If entertaining and baking are your passions, be sure to create spaces to support both.

Modern kitchen design

How You Approach Life

Judging (J): If you fall into this category, you already know that you live by routine and are extremely organized. You live by planning things in advance and following a step-by-step pattern. Having calendars and to-do lists on display and investing in home organizers is the way to go to keep everything that’s on your mind in plain sight and right at your fingertips. You also prefer spaces that are built for specific purposes and have ultimate functionality. So, be sure to create spaces that meet your specific needs, like this walk-in pantry.

Functional walk in pantry

Perceiving (P): You are known to most as a free spirit and one who likes to mix things up. Keeping your options open makes you feel uninhibited, since you like to make things up as you go along. This personality type likes to redecorate often. Try finding new ways to use old furniture and switch things up to keep your home looking fresh and different.

Eclectic open concept design

We hope you found this ‘design by personality’ exercise fun and informative. Granite Transformations is by your side to help create the perfect space that’s right for you. Schedule your complimentary in-home design consultation today and see how we can help you achieve a design that’s best suited to your personality. Our teams of dedicated, experienced professionals are ready to help you get started with a kitchen or bath renovation.

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Series: Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Contemporary

Tapping into your personal style of home décor can be an exciting endeavor. Granite Transformations makes the process seamless by helping you coordinate the perfect combination of cabinets, countertop and backsplash to create the beautiful space you’ve always dreamed of.

In this blog, we are featuring contemporary styles that showcase the perfect combination of products from Granite Transformations to reveal the look and feel you’re striving for.

Contemporary Style

Contemporary Design Style is the perfect balance of modern and chic. This style is expressed through clean lines and a fresh take on elegance. Keep in mind that “less is more” when trying to achieve a contemporary look. Smooth profiles and a strong emphasis on line and form are two essentials of good design. When choosing shades, experts say to go with undertones that add interest. (An example of this would be cream with a touch of green). Overall, contemporary design is all about what isn’t there as much as what is. Open spaces can take on a more sculptural quality and are well-suited for large-scale furnishings, art and accents.

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Contemporary Kitchen: Look #1

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Contemporary Kitchen: Look #2

Contemporary Kitchen Featured Products

One of the beauties of designing a contemporary kitchen is the freedom to use elements from varying styles. Most often, the look includes cutting-edge design and technology and the use of new trends and materials. Homeowners are opting for sleek, stylish designs with high-functioning electronics (like built-in coffee makers, high-performance hoods, and induction cooktops, as examples). When it comes to choosing the right materials, experts say “what’s old is new again” ­– with a new twist on functionality and the use of multiple, layered materials with pattern and texture. Quartz and glass countertops are among the hottest trends in kitchen design (without having to worry about maintenance concerns). Glass mosaic tile backsplashes are becoming a favorite with homeowners, who can now express their personalities through the use of different materials. (Some say it’s their new unique kitchen accessory that allows them to express themselves.)

Contemporary Kitchen Materials

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #1

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #1

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #2

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #2

Contemporary Bathroom Featured Products

When designing a contemporary bathroom, experts say to think minimalistic. Unbroken horizontal lines are the foundation to setting the tone. Cabinets and vanities will have sharp, clean edges, smooth surfaces, single panes and basic hardware – without moldings, face frames or any type of ornamental accents. Countertops are typically quartz. Asian themes work well for a contemporary look, and they follow a more stripped-down approach and leave the space feeling clutter-free. To add interest and drama, designers may use contrasting colors to create a “wow” factor. Overall, contemporary bathroom designs are for those who like everything in its place, lending to a clean, neat and clutter-free space.

Contemporary Bathroom Featured Products

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

Check out our beautiful new quartz colors from our Trascenda Collection here.

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Accent Colors Bring Visual Impact to Your Kitchen and Bathroom Designs

When it comes to spicing up a home’s décor, homeowners are using accent colors to do the trick. Experts agree that accent colors are the perfect accessory to liven up a room without going overboard with too much of a good thing.

Kitchens and baths are often neglected when it comes to using creative color. This is in part due to the innate functionality of these spaces. Here are some tips and suggestions to make your kitchen and baths stand out through the use of accent colors:

  • Use the Color Wheel: This is the best place to start when choosing the perfect accent color scheme for your space.
    • Complementary Color Scheme – Complementary colors are across from each other on a color wheel. This color combination reflects a more formal feel with separation of colors. Some examples are red and green, blue and yellow, or purple and orange.
    • Analogous Color Scheme – Analogous colors are next to each other on a color wheel. An analogous color combination is more casual and reflects a more restful atmosphere. Some examples are yellow and green, blue and violet, or red and orange.

Color Wheel

Here, the bathroom is decorated in an analogous color scheme using violet as the main color, and accented with a Liberty mosaic tile wall in darker violet tones.

Liberty Mosaic Accent Wall

  • Use Three Colors: The 70/20/10 Rule: This rule of three is as easy as choosing one neutral color, one rich color, and one accent color. To make this work, use the lightest color for 70 percent of the room’s décor, the second lightest for 20 percent, and the boldest for 10 percent. These create a design scheme that’s well-rounded in color.

In the bathroom pictured below, Carrara quartz walls line the interior of the shower and vanity with neutral gray walls that lay the foundation of the room as the 70% backdrop. Dark Italian Walnut cabinets and mirror frame represent the rich color serve as 20%. Finally, a touch of brightly colored hand towels with coordinating artwork are the 10% that ties the room together to create a cohesive design.

Neutral Bathroom with Green and Brown Accents

  • Back in Black: Experts agree that incorporating black will enhance all of the other colors in a room. The retro-themed kitchen featured below uses bold, custom floral mosaic tile wallpaper that extends the height of the wall, with white shaker-style cabinetry on either side of the hood. The black cabinets create a dramatic look while keeping the room classic and interesting.

Black and White Floral Mosaic Tile

  • Neutrals: Neutrals can also be used as accent colors. Using varying shades of a neutral color can reflect a sophisticated and classic look without being dull. Here, a striking coffee-colored mosaic tile mix shower wall lends visual impact to the room while a coordinating bath mat and towels pull the room together.

Bathroom with coffee mosaic tile and warm colored accents

 

Green mosaic bathroom with coffee and white accents

Schedule a free in-home design consultation with Granite Transformations today and see how we can transform your kitchen or bath with beautiful mosaics, countertops and cabinets.

Cararra Kitchen Countertops by Granite Transformations

Series: Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Coastal

Tapping into your personal style of home décor can be an exciting endeavor. Granite Transformations makes the process seamless by helping you coordinate the perfect combination of cabinets, countertop and backsplash to create the beautiful space you’ve always dreamed of.

This month, we are featuring coastal design styles that showcase the perfect combination of products from Granite Transformations to reveal a coastal design style that will make you feel like you’re on the beach 24/7.

Coastal Style

American Coastal Style is derived from a palette that is drawn from the beach, sand, shells and sky. Light, breezy, openness and a carefree atmosphere are the feelings that coastal spaces should evoke. Wood colors should remain light and weathered, like the blonde maple and bisque cabinets featured in the images below. You can bring natural warmth and texture with wicker furniture, touches of rope, sea grass or nautical ball pulls to round out your coastal design. Furniture should have an air of casual, weathered sturdiness.

Coastal Kitchen: Look #1

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Coastal Kitchen Design

Coastal Kitchen Featured Products

The collection of colors and textures are reminiscent of the beach and oceanfront living. This is achieved through the use of deep, calming blues (the colors of the ocean and sky), sandy browns, “Mother of Pearl” shell (found in our gorgeous Metropolis Pearl mosaic tiles) and light maple that all come together to create a soothing atmosphere of relaxed sophistication. Our mosaic tile mixes, coffee mix with deep and light browns and charming mix of deep blues perfectly capture the essence of the sand and sea.

Coastal design colors and decorations

Coastal Bathroom: Look #1

Coastal Bathroom

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Coastal Bathroom

Coastal Bathroom Featured Products

Iconic coastal colors are reminenscent of coral, and shells you find when scouring the beach or the bright white tops of waves as they hit the shoreline. The Flourishing 1 mosaic tile wallpaper pictured in Coastal Bathroom: Look #1 above pervades a beachy vibe of the sun and creatures from the sea. Coastal finishes are often matte (with a chalky spin), as opposed to shiny and shimmery. Layered colors of beige, khaki and cream evoke feelings of shifting dunes, which are perfect for bathrooms. Purity and simplicity are the key for creating coastal color schemes.

Coastal design colors and decorations

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

Check out our beautiful new quartz colors from our Trascenda Collection here.