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Posted by Jack Creasy, Astro Designer on Apr 10, 2014 10:30:00 AM


Top 5 Spring Trends For Your Kitchen & Bath

As the cool dreary days of winter have finally ended, we begin to see light at the end of the tunnel; spring has arrived. The spring trends are full of bright pastels, bold vibrant primaries and visions of white to inspire your fashion and your home.


1. Custom Cabinetry

Blum_amb0009_1 What better way to take advantage of even the smallest amount of space and maximize storage, while looking beautiful. Custom cabinetry allows you to use every possible inch, yet let the cabinetry reflect, rather than dictate, your style and your home. Details such as furniture legs, posts, columns and mouldings provide a built-in appearance and custom colours adapt to any environment. Once the door style and colour are decided it’s time to think inside the box (literally). Innovative new drawer slides such as the Blum Legrabox take advantage of the interior space and offer unique, coordinating organizational accessories. Think beyond your kitchen and bathroom for custom cabinetry; it can be a great addition to a family room, as living room built-ins, walk-in closet, or even a home office



 2. Pop of Colour

The easiest way to add the colours of the season is to paint your walls in one of these three shades. Vibrant Coral such as Sherwin Williams Coral Reef, (SW6606) will add an infusion of warmth and cheer. Farrow & Ball’s Blue Ground No. 210 will complement a grey & white colour scheme, while adding a wow factor. We love Sherwin Williams Baroness, (SW6837) as a perfect match to Pantone’s colour of the year Radiant Orchid that will add a youthful, feminine touch to any space. If you can’t commit to painting your walls, consider painting a door, the back of a shelving unit, or a piece of furniture.




faucet3. Gold Accents

Brass is coming back but—unlike the 80’s—the brass of today is aged, vintage brass with a beautiful patina to add instant character and a bit of glamour to your space. For an inexpensive way to implement this trend, switch out old hardware for new vintage inspired brass knobs and pulls. To take this trend even further, switch your faucet and light fixtures for those in aged brass or with brass accents




Kitchen Faucet: Gessi Tradizione, Bronze Finish - Ordered Through Astro


4. Light Wood Tones

Lighten up your space with blonde wood tones such as French oak in a natural finish for floors, or white washed pine on the walls of a cottage space. Introduce flat slab oak doors with a white glaze finish to add a rustic edge to a contemporary space. Light woods not only look great and add an element of airiness and openness to the space but when used as flooring, they show less dirt than dark, ebony floors. Think soft, white and airy this season when it comes to woods.



Cabinetry: Rough Chic Shaker





5. Unexpected Lighting

Consider adding sconces in your kitchen or an elegant floor lamp and chair next to your freestanding bath to create additional levels of lighting and provide visual layers of interest to the space. Vintage style picture lights or industrial sconces over a window or mirror can provide task lighting as well as soft ambient lighting to your kitchen or bathroom.



Troy Lighting, can be ordered through Astro



Spring is whispering around the corner, don’t waste any time. Come to Astro, where one of our experienced designers will be waiting to help you implement these trends in your home.  From adding new hardware or lighting to remodeling your entire kitchen, Astro is ready to help you get inspired this season.


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Topics: Bathroom Style, Kitchen Style, Inspirations, Trends