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8 Home-Design Trend Predictions for 2014

If you Google almost any remodeling or home-design phrase ("modern bathroom" for example), chances are you'll find an entry from Houzz.com, a site that launched in 2009 and already has more than 2 million photos that inspire readers and give the company's editors a sneak peek at what's coming down the pipeline from architects, designers, and decorators. Below, the site's editor, Sheila Schmitz, gives her eight top home-design predictions for 2014.

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Black Is the New Gray

Gray and "greige" will remain popular, but black is the new color darling for 2014. In a Houzz poll, 74 percent of homeowners admitted to being a fan of black rooms, from bathrooms and kitchens (with crisp white fixtures) to interior doors and exterior siding. We're even seeing people paint the outside of their house black as a way to modernize an older home.

Photographs courtesy of Houzz.com.
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