Color of the Year: ‘Going Green’ With Design

color of the year 2015Because of its beautiful natural and neutral qualities, Benjamin Moore has named their Guilford Green HC-116 the color of the year! We always look forward to sharing the latest in design and we are excited to see that this years color, is a variation of one we know and love. This refined green color can be seen and used in several different applications. Check out some of our favorite ways homeowners and designers worked together to incorporate these subtle shades of green into their varying design features and projects.

1. Kitchen Cabinetry

the green kitchen by normandy remodeling designer karen chanan

2. Kitchen Counter Tops

white kitchen ideas by normandy remodeling designer ann stockard green counter top by normandy remodeling designer vince weber

3. Kitchen Backsplash

green home design normandy remodeling showroom

4.  Bathroom Vanities

vessel vanity by normandy remodeling designer gary cerek bathroom sink by normandy remodeling designer gary cerek

5. Accent Tiles

bathroom accent tile by normandy remodeling designer ann stockard fireplace tile by normandy remodeling designer ann stockard

6. Home Exteriors

the green house designed by normandy remodeling designer stephanie bryant ckd

2015 Bathroom Remodeling Trend Watch

Primary Bathrooms continue to be near the top of many homeowners’ remodeling lists, but most people embarking on a remodel are choosing to go beyond simply replacing worn-out fixtures for a newer version of the same. Bathrooms are becoming increasingly unique and personal spaces that are tailored not only to the user’s personal sense of style but addressing the desire to create a relaxing and serene space that can be enjoyed every day. Our designers have weighed in, and here are the Top 10 Bathroom Remodeling Trends they are expecting to be big in 2015:

1. Master Suite: Combining the Primary Bedroom, Primary Bathroom, and closet into a single enclave, known as the “Primary Suite” provides an opportunity to recharge and refresh at the end of every day.  Homeowners are choosing complementary finishes throughout these spaces to create a cohesive look throughout all three areas.

2. His & Hers: Vanities with double bowl sinks have long been a standard for creating a his-and-hers bathroom that has great functionality. That concept has been enhanced even further by creating separate dedicated storage for each person, and at times even separating the two sinks entirely to allow for even more personal space while using their respective vanities.

3. Gray: Neutral colors have shifted away from the old standard of beige or white over the years, leaving room for gray to become one of the most prevalent colors seen today. Gray is seen in a range of various tones providing plenty of flexibility for the style and feel of the space.

4. Tile Accent Walls: Glass tile, textural tile or even intricately designed tile patterns can create a striking focal point within the master bathroom.  These tile walls aren’t limited to showers or wet areas of the bathroom and work exceptionally well in smaller-scale bathrooms.

5. Rectangular Porcelain Tile: High-end porcelain tile is a more durable product and requires less maintenance than natural stone options, like travertine or marble, and still provides the space with a luxury finish and refined look. The rectangular shape has gained popularity for its clean look and its versatility in creating unique patterns.

6. Large Walk-in Showers: With today’s hectic schedules, homeowners are opting for a soothing shower experience where they can still appreciate their spa-like surroundings, rather than indulging in a somewhat time-consuming bath. Many homeowners are choosing to remove their bathtub altogether in favor of an oversized shower.  If this sounds like something you’d want for your home, the general consensus is that as long as you still have one bathtub in the house, it shouldn’t have a negative impact on your home value or ability to sell when needed.

Bathroom Decorative Ceiling

7. Freestanding Soaking Tubs: While some homeowners opt to completely remove the bathtub from their primary bathroom, others are choosing to incorporate a freestanding tub into their space. These tubs provide an enjoyable bathing experience that doesn’t take up too much floor space, and these soaking tubs are able to suit just about any design aesthetic.

8. Streamlined Cabinetry: Transitional and contemporary cabinet styles will continue to be popular. The clean lines and simplified aesthetic that cabinetry styles such as a slab or simple shaker door provide to the space frequently enhance the soothing, tranquil nature of today’s Primary Bathrooms.

9. Pale Gold Tone Fixtures: Much like we’re seeing in the current kitchen trends, warmer metals are making a return in the bathroom.  Mixing and matching both warm and cool metals together is not uncommon, and pairings such as oil-rubbed bronze and nickel are becoming increasingly common.

10. Feature Light Fixtures: Chandeliers and glamorous light fixtures have moved into the Master Bathroom for both the light they provide and their ability to solidify the design aesthetic that is being pursued.

If you would like to learn more about how to apply these remodeling trends to your Primary Bathroom remodel, register for one of our upcoming seminars presented by one of Normandy’s award-winning Designers. Or you can browse photos for more bathroom remodeling inspiration, or schedule a time to meet with one of the talented Normandy Designers to create your own spa-like PrimaryBathroom.


master bathroom looking into master suite through arch french doors
double bowl sinks in master bathroom
gray white bathroom by normandy designer chris ebert
bathroom design by normandy remodeling designer chris ebert
bathroom design by normandy remodeling designer chris ebert
master bathroom shower without bathtub
free standing soaking bathtub
bathroom vanity by normandy remodeling designer stephanie bryant ckd
gold tone master bathroom remodeling trends
walk in shower ideas by normandy remodeling designer jennifer runner akbd

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