Design Trends

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.

Top Trends from the International Builders’ Show 2018

The LiveAbode team has just returned from the NAHB 2018 International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the NKBA 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), with fresh exterior and interior design ideas that we can’t wait to share with you. IBS and KBIS are two of the largest trade shows in the industry, traditionally drawing more than 2,000 manufacturers and suppliers presenting the hottest products in over 300 categories. Here are some of top trends we observed from exhibitors in the home, design and building industry.

Let the home style tips come to you.