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Delta Faucet Company has released its 2014 Kitchen Design Outlook, which forecasts a year in which industrial accents and muted palettes will have their share of the limelight.
"The design team at Delta Faucet Company constantly evaluates the landscape to identify what trends are current and to anticipate how various design elements will influence and evolve into the trends of tomorrow," said Judd Lord, director of industrial design. "Our team works to develop products years in advance, and we rely on the inspiration found all around us to ensure our fixtures not only meet but exceed consumers' style expectations. Everything from the sleek lines of the newest automobiles, to the fabrics used in high fashion runways, is taken into consideration."
Featured prominently in the outlook are industrial accents, which is expanded in scope to include more than just stainless steel appliances. "Unique materials reminiscent of architectural salvage" will dominate the scene, according to the company, which can include stripped-down light fixtures, open metal shelving and reclaimed wood elements.
Additionally, neutrals such as beige and gray are poised to make a comeback, especially when paired with distinctive patterns.
Delta also predicts that there will be a greater convergence of traditional and contemporary (and other divergent styles) as homeowners begin to integrate elements of various looks.