2017 Design Trends

Recently, members of the Hawthorn team had the opportunity to attend the 2017 International Builders Show (IBS) and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) In Orlando. The show highlighted the design and building trends we will be seeing this year.


From custom color faucets to home automation, customization is going to be a big trend for 2017. Technology is increasing at such a rate that you can have almost everything in your home automated now. Unfortunately, you still can’t ask your phone to make you a sandwich – maybe next year!

Color and finishes-

Multiple finish options in hardware and fixtures was a trend for 2016, but expect to see even more in 2017. Most of the major brands are doing all their products in a variety of finishes and colors.

Rustic touches-

This is another 2016 trend that will carry right into 2017 as well. Made very popular by the current home/design television shows, barn doors and ship-lap are still very popular design trends.


In the last couple of years gray has been the color du jour, but there is a definite move away from that in home interiors. Gray is still seen as neutral, but varying shades of white with contrasting colors will be more popular this year. Expect toned blacks and rich hues of purple and blue to take center stage.



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