50 shades of gray: Neutral colors are a hot design trend
In kitchens and baths, homeowners are opting for subtle sophistication and design flexibility.
Wells writes in the Huffington Post that the trend of gray in the kitchen and bathroom has increased dramatically over the past several years. Wells says that gray is the third most popular color behind white and beige for cabinet finishes and that he's seeing a move toward simple and subtle in homes around the world.
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Cool blues: Blues are especially soothing in the bathroom. Wells uses pale, spa blues and "muted colors of the sky and water" to complement raw woods in the bathroom, for a relaxing atmosphere.
"Dark, rich woods: Maple and cherry are popular wood choices. Wells says these
darker woods will bring out the rich gray and brown tones that are on trend."
Umm, maple is not a dark wood. If you try to stain it a dark color, it will turn out very blotchy.