Delta Faucet Company Shares 2014 Kitchen Design Outlook

Industrial accents, muted palettes and the blend of timeless design with modern technologies top trend forecasts for the New Year

Delta Faucet Company’s award-winning design team is pleased to unveil its 2014 kitchen design predictions to help homeowners stay ahead of the ever-evolving style curve when updating their kitchens, a project that can result in up to a 75 percent return on investment, according to Remodeling Magazine.

The design team at Delta Faucet Company constantly evaluates the landscape to identify what trends are current and to anticipate how various design elements will influence and evolve into the trends of tomorrow,” said Judd Lord, Delta Faucet Company director of industrial design. “Our team works to develop products years in advance, and we rely on the inspiration found all around us to ensure our fixtures not only meet but exceed consumers’ style expectations. Everything from the sleek lines of the newest automobiles, to the fabrics used in high fashion runways, is taken into consideration.”

According to the Delta Faucet design team, the following trends will help fuel the kitchen design industry in 2014:

  • Sophisticated, Industrial Accents: Industrial revolution sensibilities will remain strong next year, but in a more sophisticated way. While “industrial accents” once narrowly represented the integration of professional ranges and stainless steel, the trend has broadened to allow homeowners to build eclectic charm with unique materials reminiscent of architectural salvage. To build this look, it is important to keep all accents in their simplest form. Light fixtures stripped down to nothing more than sockets and wires, open metal shelving stacked with cast iron cookware, and reclaimed wood elements can easily reinforce this look with minimal cost.
  • Prominent Neutrals Paired with Complex Patterns: The New Year will make neutrals more prominent in the kitchen, especially on walls, flooring and cabinetry. While white will reign supreme, soothing shades of beige and gray will also grow in popularity. There will also be an increased desire for bolder patterns as neutrals dominate the color landscape. Whether it’s through an intricately woven rug or high-end wood, like zebra or cherry, complex patterns, which are currently popular on the runway, will add intrigue to muted palettes.
  • Unique Blends: Compliance to conventional style categories will lessen as homeowners work to create a space uniquely their own. New designs will mix traditional and contemporary styles; old and new; DIY and high-end materials; as well as rustic and sleek to create a look reflective of the homeowner’s individual personality. This convergence of styles will allow homeowners to explore how new colors, finishes and texture can affect their overall aesthetic. A homeowner who once defined her home as strictly traditional, may see how a modern fixture, like the Delta® Trinsic™ pull-down kitchen faucet with Touch2O® Technology that allows the flow of water to be activated with a simple tap, could not only work within, but elevate, their style beyond the expected when paired with the right finish.

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