5 Hot Trends in Colorado Residential Architecture 2019

These luxury home-design details may be popular—but they’re also timeless.

If you’re designing a Colorado abode in 2019, make sure it incorporates these lavish architectural details, sure to please for decades to come.

The kitchen as a work of art

The kitchen is becoming a focal point in the home. With more interest in kitchen hoods, larger square-footage, slab backsplashes—even windows as a backsplash—these delicious spaces are transitioning to center stage. While the dining and living rooms are great gathering spaces, the kitchen has become the hub connecting them all.

Windows, windows, windows

Windows are taking over Colorado homes, and for good reason. Almost every room of the house is becoming more transparent in all the right ways—inviting gorgeous Rocky Mountain landscapes into every corner. American window companies are finally catching up to European window companies when it comes to large panes of glass. They’re also making their windows even more clean and contemporary, allowing for amazing walls of unobstructed views.

Indoor-outdoor living

The indoor-outdoor connection is a trend that never dies, but more than anything, people are aiming for a seamless co-mingling of the two. A common request is not necessarily to create a distinct outdoor space but to open the interior to the outdoors so that people can live like they’re outside while staying in the house.


Perhaps in rebellion to the pervasive trend of mountain-modern homes across the Rocky Mountain West, people are increasingly interested in a design that can stand the test of time. Homeowners are looking to go back to the basics, with a more transitional style and textures that speak to the home’s rustic, natural surroundings.

Natural materials

Wood, stone, and marble are on the rise. The stone-slab look is particularly gaining momentum, as it pays homage to the surrounding landscape and the great Colorado Rockies.

Kyle H. Webb, AIA is the principal at KH Webb Architects PC, a Vail, Colorado-based design and architecture firm. View their profile or reach Kyle at 970-477-2990.

Content for this article provided by KH Webb Architects.

Categories: Architects, Interiors