As design and home renovation project experts, we’re always on the lookout for the latest trends. We especially love trends that you won’t tire of after a couple seasons and that work with your design personality. That’s why we totally tuned into Canadian Stone Industries’ blog, “5 Stone Veneer Trends Coming to a Home Near You.”
Stone veneer, whether for an interior space or on a home’s exterior, continues to be a popular choice for a design accent to due its durability and natural-looking aesthetic. Nowadays, home owners are moving away from a solid stone design and looking for ways to incorporate their own personal and unique look.
Keeping changing design trends in mind, here are four stone veneer trends suggested by Canadian Stone Industries that we’ve compared to this gorgeous interior featuring CSI’s TerraCraft® Natural Stone Veneer.
“Blending different styles of stones is one way to stand out from the conventional design. Achieve a distinctive custom look while adding a touch of personal flair to your project by blending different styles of stone together.”
In this design, the living room area features a floor-to-ceiling fireplace accent wall, situated aesthetically between two, long windows. This TerraCraft® Natural Stone Veneer (Linear Collection, Almond Trail) is perfectly suited for DIYers and comes in a variety of colour blends and innovative stone designs.
Blending this natural stone veneer with the kitchen island’s solid granite countertop achieves that personal touch that’s on point with current design trends. We recommend SIMS Countertops, a local business that supports Canadian suppliers, such as Sensa by Cosentino. This Sensa granite countertop is heat, impact, scratch, and moisture resistant. Sensa offers such reliable performance that it comes with a 15-year certified guarantee! Pictured here is Sensa’s solid granite countertop in Crema Pearl.
“Another trend that is becoming more and more popular is combining stone veneer with various building materials such as glass, metal, and stucco. The mixed materials design trend is appealing for many reasons, one of them being versatility, and how easily stone veneer can be complemented with various building products.”
Our feature Create This Look design certainly achieves the mixed materials trend. This Moen faucet in chrome adds texture in comparison to the smooth granite countertop. The simple lines of this faucet have a fresh, modern look, while the pulldown wand delivers in-demand functionality.
Whether you’re looking for pendant lighting to brighten a kitchen island space or a modern chandelier for ambience over a dining room table, these lighting options from Canarm feature a classic brushed nickel finish and faux wood accent. Emitting a warmth with its inviting glow and on-trend seeded glass shades, these light fixtures make you want to stay in for the night with guests while gathered around the kitchen island.
“Take the trend of mixed materials to the next level by solely combining stone with other neutral elements. Mother Nature provides us with many natural building materials, with wood being one of the most common natural products used in residential exterior and interior designs.”
We love this look because it combines natural elements, like the stone and hardwood flooring, and brings it seamlessly into an indoor space.
Get the look of hardwood with the stain and wear resistance of vinyl. This luxury vinyl from Beaulieu Canada is enriched with the natural hue of wood, but with the added benefit of being perfectly suited for a loose lay installation. This Beaulieu Rapido Catinia Oak luxury vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof and compatible with radiant heating. It’s stain and wear resistant, plus it has antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial protection!
“Another stone veneer trend coming to a home near you is incorporating varied sizes of stone in your design. We are seeing more and more stones available in multiple sizes, as well as various depths.”
The Dimensional Series Linear Collection from TerraCraft® Natural Stone Veneer comes in differing depths and heights, combining to create a distinct shadowing effect. With near limitless aesthetic possibilities, your design will have a one-of-a-kind flare, bringing a modern contemporary feel to any setting.
Add a Touch of Colour
If this blog wasn’t going to be about that gorgeous accent wall, we would have been talking about that amazing kitchen island! PPG’s colour of the year for 2020 is Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6), which is a blend of cobalt and a moody, ink blue. Whereas SICO’s colour for 2020 is Mystic Cobalt (6008-73), a deep blue verging on purple… we see a pattern emerging. Pairing blue and white, similar to the white granite countertop and bright blue base of this island, is a classic combination. Blue inspires us to reconnect with nature and conveys timeless beauty.
No matter what size your kitchen is, our Kitchen Design Experts will work with you to build an island that works within the available space. This Omega Cabinetry Dynasty collection allows you to semi-customized your cabinets. Take this Benson design for example. This door style featured updated Shaker styling with a touch more detail on the interior profile, and a solid, reverse raised center panel.
The benefit of going with Omega’s Dynasty collection is that you get to choose the wood type (from alder and oak to cherry and walnut) and finish or colour style. This Blue Lagoon colour option is very similar to the colour trends we’re seeing for 2020.
Love this look? Bring in this shopping list to your nearest Timber Mart where our DIY Project Sales experts can help you Create This Look! Our Kitchen Project Experts help you design a kitchen space that will meet your needs and budget.
- TerraCraft® Natural Stone – Linear Collection, Almond Trail from Canadian Stone Industries (Special Order)
- Windows – Gentek (Special Order)
- Patio Door – Odyssey 6068
- Kitchen Island – Omega Cabinetry, Dynasty collection in the Benson style in the Blue Lagoon colour (Special Order)
- Moen Kitchen Faucet – Align Chrome 5923 (Special Order)
- Sims Countertops – granite countertop from Sensa by Cosentino
- Canarm Dex Collection (pendant or chandelier light fixtures)
- Beaulieu Rapido Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Catinia Oak 2092
See Canadian Stone Industries’ full blog here.