Last Updated on January 19, 2021

Color can set the tone—literally—for virtually anything. Whether it’s a mood, state of mind, or even a memory, color can spark emotion at a glance. As we welcome 2021 with hope and promise, it could not be more fitting for Pantone to announce not one, but two independent colors that marry perfectly to best express the tone for the new year—“Ultimate Gray” (No. 17-5104) and “Illuminating” (No. 13-0647).

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations would like to share with you our exquisite mosaic tile and showstopping etherium® By E-Stone countertops that reflect the beauty of this year’s Pantone Colors of the Year. The shades of gray and yellow that are included in this selection of countertops and mosaic tiles can transform your kitchen or bath into a space of tranquility and elegance.

Getting reacquainted with Pantone

Did you ever notice with each passing year there’s a specific color (or colors) that stands out on the runways for home décor and even furniture? Your observation is not a coincidence. Pantone is the driving force and iconic color authority behind those color trends, as it sets the standard for more than 10 million designers and producers throughout the world. As the global authority and provider of color systems, Pantone has been influencing product development and purchasing decisions for over 20 years.

Why “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating”?

Pantone describes their choices of colors as a message of strength and hopefulness. “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating” are hues that are both enduring and uplifting—elements that are certainly meant to nurture the optimism for 2021. This dynamic duo supports each other in a practical and fundamental sense while bringing warmth and a sense of positivity that can stand the test of time. This idea opens a palette of shades to incorporate into your home décor, wardrobe, or wherever the colors might inspire you. Both will be part of the design trends to look for this year.

Dress your kitchen or bath in shades of gray and yellow

kitchen interior

When it comes to design trends, Granite and TREND Transformations sets the pace by offering today’s most sought-after designs in the hottest colors and styles. Here are some of our most popular mosaic tiles and countertops in shades of gray and yellow. Which is your favorite?

Mosaic Tiles

etherium® By E-Stone Countertops

Let 2021 be the year to get inspired! Granite and TREND Transformations offers free virtual and in-home design consultations to help guide you in selecting the most beautiful etherium® By E-Stone surfaces and mosaics for your home. It’s time to embrace the blues and bring this tranquil hue into your home. Contact us today!

Last Updated on January 5, 2021

New Year’s resolutions. We all have them. Whether it’s striving to eat healthier, exercise more or even take up a hobby, setting personal goals for the new year is inspiring, and offers a fresh outlook. But did you ever stop to think of ways you can improve your daily lifestyle within your own home? With most of us spending more time in our homes these days, making changes to your abode can make all the difference in keeping you and your family safe and happy in 2021.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations offers new year’s resolution ideas for your home that are designed to inspire and keep you focused on what matters most to you—the safety, comfort, and happiness of your family.

Microban® Countertops for Your Kitchen and Bath

Your kitchen and bathrooms are undoubtedly the busiest rooms in your home. They can also be the germiest. Keeping your kitchen and bathrooms cleaner and fresher is more important today than ever before. Did you know our etherium® By E-Stone engineered surfaces are now enhanced with Microban® antimicrobial product protection to stay cleaner, fresher, and more durable for longer? It’s called the “Microban® Advantage.” If you’re looking for some peace of mind this year, installing new countertops from Granite and TREND Transformations is a great start toward resting a bit easier. With most jobs completed in as little as one day, your family could be one step closer to a cleaner and fresher home. Now, that’s a resolution with big results!

Functional Spaces for Family-Fun Time

family playing board gameThe holidays may be winding down but the excitement for 2021 is just beginning. Making a resolution to spend more family time together is one that is easy to keep. Just add fun! Creating a space in your home dedicated to family-fun time is a wonderful way to bring everyone together. Whether it’s converting a spare bedroom into a game room or designating part of your living space for board games or activities, being mindful of spending quality time with your family is the true resolution here. And remember: Keeping it as simple as a friendly game of cards or playing everyone’s favorite board game creates the perfect setting for precious family time.

Family-Favorite Meal Night

family preparing dinnerArranging and scheduling meals doesn’t have to be a chore when you plan ahead. Does your family have a favorite meal? Designating one or more nights a week for a family-favorite meal night is a surefire way to gather everyone around the table. Try choosing fix-it-yourself meals that get the entire family involved. Taco Tuesday or homemade pizza night are fun ways for everyone to enjoy the meal they like. Plus, you can recruit family members to set out all the fixings to help out on busy workdays.

Keep Family Connections via Zoom or Other Platforms

family on a Zoom meetingAs we continue to practice social distancing, it’s important to stay in touch with family and friends who may live afar. Setting aside a special time when every family member can join together is a great way to keep familial ties. Using platforms such as Zoom allows you to visit “face-to-face” when meeting in person is not possible. This is one resolution for your household that touches lives and hearts near and far.

Maintaining an Organized Work and Living Space

organized work deskIf 2020 has taught us anything it is how to adapt to spending more time at home. For most, this has turned out to be a good thing. Keeping our homes organized, however, is another story. Working and living in a messy area can be distracting and stressful. This year, try making a schedule that you and your family can stick to. Plan on choosing a day over the weekend where everyone declutters their spaces and gets organized for the upcoming workweek. This can help you keep track of any office or home supplies you may need for week ahead. Have you ever run out of ink or paper for your printer? Keeping up with this resolution every week not only builds good habits but also gives you a clean slate (and desk) when you start a new week.

What are your new year’s resolutions for 2021? If you’re thinking about a kitchen or bath renovation, now is the perfect time to begin exploring the beautiful possibilities for your home. Contact us today for a free virtual or in-home design consultation.