There’s no better time than the beginning of a new season to freshen up your home with a mini makeover. As the trees start to bloom in Wisconsin and we anxiously await summer’s arrival, think about the areas inside and outside your home that you would like to spruce up a little to add color and comfort to your home. From two-tone kitchen cabinets to greenery, there are so many fun custom home interior design trends to try out in your favorite spaces. If you are just beginning to design your dream home or are looking for some updates to your current home, here are some trends we love!

Custom Home Interior Design Trends in 2021 Continue

Two-Tone Cabinets:

When it comes to your kitchen cabinetry, two is better than one! We love the eye-catching look of upper and lower cabinets in two different colors, and the best part is that you have a variety of unique combinations to try. Whether you enjoy soft, light colors like white and powder blue, or incorporating stained cabinets with painted ones.  You can find the perfect color scheme for your style and home. With Heartland Builders’ Home Design Center, you can select your cabinets in any color and finish you like. Pair them with your choice of countertops, fixtures, flooring, and hardware for a truly custom home!

Statement in the Bedrooms:

Nothing says escape life and relaxation like a beautifully designed bedroom. And nothing completes a well-rounded look than a statement headboard for the bed. This year, it’s all about vibrant, lively headboards that become a focal point in the room. From tufted and nailhead styles to geometric patterns and bright colors, the options are endless. Plus, you can paint an accent wall behind it to complement the look. This simple statement in your master and guest bedrooms is something you can do to brighten up your current home or add to the plan of your new home.


Adding some green throughout your custom home brings in nature and calm. By adding house plants throughout your kitchen, bedroom, and living room, you are using a simple, natural design element that brings joy and life to your home. It is such an easy way to decorate your home without having to make a big adjustment. In the kitchen try herbs; in the family room, peace lilies, English ivy, pothos, Chinese evergreens, and more to brighten up your rooms. You can also add pops of color and personality with unique planters.



What is grandmillennial you ask? It is a twist on traditional and was originally dubbed grandmillennial style by House Beautiful. It is the antidote to the mid-century modern interiors and minimalist, all-white spaces that have dominated the design trend for years now. This style rebels against the monochromatic catalog look that millennials were raised with and now looks to earlier generations for inspiration. This up-and-coming style is all about comfort and incorporating the “homey” decor pieces you might find in your grandparents’ home into modern spaces. The grandmillennial trend includes things like floral wallpaper, rattan coffee tables, antique paintings, scalloped lampshades, delicate china, crocheted throws, and more. Get creative and see what feels right: you will add warmth and style with a few additions to your home.


Pops of Color from Pantone:

Every year, Pantone announces a “color of the year” that embodies a unique message. For 2021, they chose Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating (yellow), two uplifting colors that convey strength and hopefulness. These soft, modern hues work beautifully together (and apart) in any space — try using them as wall colors, furniture accessories, throughout table displays, and more. These yearly colors provide endless opportunities to give your home the fresh, contemporary vibe you’re looking for this spring and summer. Check them out below and see where and how you can incorporate these fresh colors into your home.

Colby Construction truly enjoys working with our clients and creating their new custom homes. It’s a very important part of the process, and we work with you to help with selections before construction even begins. As we welcome summer in southeastern Wisconsin, look for opportunities in your home to try out these custom home interior design trends and brighten it up for the season.