Design Trends

Trendspotting at the NAHB 2019 International Builders’ Show

The LiveAbode team has returned from another successful trip to the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the NKBA 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas—and we are excited to share the latest design trends spotted at the show.

Introducing Slatescape – the 2019 Exterior Color Trend of the Year

We are thrilled to be kicking off 2019 with new inspirational exterior color trends for homeowners. This year, Royal Building Products has named Slatescape, a mid-tone, blue-gray, as its Exterior Color Trend of the Year.

Looking Back at the Best of LiveAbode 2018

We are so excited to be wrapping up another wonderful year at LiveAbode! In 2018, we built up our followership on Instagram to over 1,300 (thank you for following!), worked with some amazing new contributors, such as Damask Love and Kindred Vintage, and continued to provide insightful thought leadership on the latest trends in color and exterior design.

Must-Have Colors to Add to Your Exterior This Spring

Spring is a great time to easily add a fresh pop of color to your exterior—without breaking the bank. From flowers to cushions, we’ve got lots of ideas for brightening up your exterior with the trendiest new colors for spring.

Celebrating Two Years of LiveAbode!

Happy 2nd anniversary LiveAbode! We thank you, our readers, for continuing to enjoy exterior design as much as we do.

Storm: The Moody Blue-Gray You’ll Love

Inspired by the trend toward cool, bold colors and warm neutrals found in nature, the 2018 Exterior Color Palette of the Year gives you the flexibility to mix and match across a wide range of siding, trim, shutter, door and home styles.

Top Decking Trends for 2018

Signs of spring are just around the corner and so is the time to start thinking about your outdoor space. If you’re planning to add a new deck or update your current one this year, you’ll want to know the latest trends in the marketplace. To spare you the research, we’re sharing what we found to be the No. 1 decking design trend of 2018 – making your deck not look like a deck! How you ask? Here are a few ways to incorporate this trend into your deck design this year.

Let the home style tips come to you.