Annual style guide reflects up-and-coming trends in home design, features foolproof color palette making exterior style more accessible for homeowners
WOODBRIDGE, Ontario, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal® Building Products, a leading manufacturer of home exterior products, is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Exterior Style Trends guide. Now in its third year, Royal's highly anticipated Exterior Style Trends guide reflects the hottest design choices among homeowners, builders and architects in North America.
As homeowners continue to put their personal stamps on exterior design, Royal's industry-leading design team has put together this comprehensive guide that provides design inspiration, expert tips for improving curb appeal and exterior product solutions to make the home makeover process easier for everyday homeowners. Taking cues from both interior and exterior home design and fashions, as well as sales trends across the U.S. and Canada, Royal has compiled an Exterior Color Palette outlining the most on-trend color combinations of 2015, along with six other must-see outdoor styles.
2015 Exterior Color Palette
From siding and trim to shutters and doors, apply any combination of these trending colors to a home's exterior and you'll have the perfect combination. As a design leader in the market, Royal presents a mix of bold colors in reds and blues and neutral colors in grays. This year's palette is made up of Sand, Heather and Harvard Slate neutrals and Midnight Surf, Redwood and Ironstone bolds.
"Color is the signature element of any exterior design," said Kriss Swint, director of interactive strategy and design at Royal Building Products. "Homeowners are looking for foolproof ways to use color to enhance their home exteriors, while staying on trend and reflecting their personalities. Our palette for 2015 does just that—featuring six trending colors that homeowners can mix and match in multiple ways through a variety of exterior products to create the perfect combination."
Home Design Extends Outdoors
2015 brings an increasing demand for living space that extends outdoors. A covered deck with indoor amenities, grilling porch, gazebo or outdoor kitchen paired with waterproof and fade-resistant furniture create a second family room to be enjoyed outside.
Enviable driveways incorporate practical, fashionable design touches with expressive exterior lighting and mounts to spark the design conversation while pulling up to the home.
Garages can not only elevate the design aesthetic of the home, they can also be more functional than ever with dedicated space for everyday tasks like recycling and pet bathing. Dress up a garage by adding complementary trim, or add a new, sleek glass door or colorful window flower boxes.
With sustainability becoming more necessary and attainable than ever, more homeowners will opt to offset energy costs with insulated siding, solar panels and drought-tolerant landscape designs.
This year smart homes will cut the cord, giving homeowners wireless access to vital controls such as garage doors, thermostats and security systems. New technology connecting the life and home will include calorie-counting microwaves and allergen-detecting air purifiers.
More builders are choosing thicker PVC trim as a standout accent to complete home design. Wider 5.5-inch corner pieces will play this year's hero role and likely become the preferred choice over the standard 3.5-inch corner pieces.
To download the full Exterior Style Trends guide, visit www.StylebyRoyal.com.
About Royal Building Products
Royal Building Products is a division of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL). The company manufactures and distributes leading materials for the home remodeling, building and municipal construction markets. For more than 40 years, the company's commitment to quality, innovation and customer relationships has attracted the loyalty of a growing number of building professionals, homeowners, architects, engineers and distributors to its products. With operations throughout North America, Royal Building Products offers the renovation, remodeling and new construction industries a broad range of innovative products including siding, trim, accessories, soffit, rain ware, mouldings, deck, window profiles and patio doors. Royal Building Products also manufactures pipe and fittings for the electrical, municipal, irrigation, plumbing and industrial construction industries. For more information, please visit www.royalbuildingproducts.com. Follow us on Twitter and "Like" us on Facebook.
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For further information: For General Media Queries: Amber Valero, 410.962.6436, [email protected]; For Royal Exteriors or Product Queries: Marilyn Chase, Royal Building Products, 800.366.8472, [email protected]; For Interactive, Design or App Queries: Kriss Swint, Royal Building Products, 800.366.8472, [email protected], http://stylebyroyal.com