Kansas City Home Design Trends for Fall 2018

Local interior designer Sara Twenter brings us up to speed on the latest design trends for new home builders.

Metal mixology – The black and bronzed brass look is really catching on in the Midwest.  Consider this look for cabinet hardware, lighting and plumbing fixtures.  When thinking about your kitchen appliances, consider a slate black or black stainless finish.  Move over, oil rubbed bronze – black is taking over for plumbing, lighting and door hardware!













– If you love the classic look of a white kitchen, why not warm up it up with wood countertops? Wood countertops add warmth and depth amongst the otherwise light color scheme. Applicable wood species for countertops are limitless. You have the option of lower priced red oak, ash, beech, alder to high end Burmese teak, genuine mahogany, wenge and zebrawood, just to name a few.

Wood countertops aren’t the best option for everyone though. Incorporating wood countertops with quartz or stainless-steel is excessive for a large kitchen island. Quartz and quartzite are likely to be the best options for these projects.

Home décor colors – Mixing deep and saturated colors, like emerald and teal, with warmer caramel tones has become popular. Blush continues to trend, especially with warm metals. The use of wallpaper and fabrics in large foliage are making a huge comeback.







Floor plans and square footage
– The open home concept is here to stay. Many homeowners are compromising on square footage, so the openness brings forth the appearance of more space. Even for smaller houses homeowners are seeking more updated features. Linear gas fireplaces, new hardwood flooring, higher end plumbing, lighting fixtures and appliances are just a few of the most common requests. Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) continue to trend due to their low maintenance, moisture barriers and great price point.

Be on the lookout for these and other fabulous trends while you enjoy your time on the Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes, Sept. 22 – Oct. 7.

Photos courtesy of Sara Twenter.