The 2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes is back—and it’s featuring some of the most awe-inspiring homes in the state. Designers and builders pulled out all the stops on these extravagant estates, and we have some of the hottest tips and trends from this year’s Parade.

Black and White Dominates

Black and white continue to rule as a modern-day palette power couple. This tried-and-true color combo provides sharp contrasts and classic appeal that never goes out of style.

2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Ezra Lee Design + Build, Home exterior, Pura Vida
Pura Vida by Ezra Lee Design + Build. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Living room, Piano, Home interior, Sofa, Armchair, Coffee table, Piano, Ottoman, Orb lighting, The Baccarat
The Baccarat by Raykon Construction. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Celebrated Ceilings

Things are looking up as detailed ceiling treatments elevate the style of rooms throughout the home. From dazzling light fixtures to unique materials, these beautiful ceilings are going straight to the top.

2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Brinkerhoff Custom Construction, Railing, Chandelier, Ceiling, Home interior, Quiet Eloquence
Quiet Eloquence by Brinkerhoff Custom Construction. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Ceiling, Home interior, Granite, Countertop, Kitchen island, Kitchen, Robison Home Builders, Silo Creek Farm
Silo Creek Farm by Robison Home Builders. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

The Mix is In

Kitchens prove the mix is in—and oh-so-hot. Why settle on one finish for cabinets or a single stone for countertops when compelling pairings deliver interest and character to the most-used space in the home.

Home interior, Kitchen, Cabinets, Paint color, Whiltshire Plan, Valor Homes
Whiltshire Plan by Valor Homes. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
Home interior, Kitchen, Dining room, Kitchen island, Dining room table, Chandelier, Cabinets, The Ridge at Alpine, Highland Custom Homes
The Ridge at Alpine by Highland Custom Homes. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

In the Dark

Dark rooms continue to add contrast to homes defined by predominantly white-painted spaces. From offices to laundry rooms, deep, moody colors continue to add surprising depth to one-note palettes of white.

Home interior, Home office, Dark wood, Office chair, Desk, Fireplace, Matterhorn, Davies Design Build
Matterhorn by Davies Design Build. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Home interior, Laundry room, Cabinets, Dark finish wood, Quiet Eloquence, Brinkerhoff Custom Construction
Quiet Eloquence by Brinkerhoff Custom Construction. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Home interior, Theater room, Couch, French Country Manor, Xtreme Builders
French Country Manor by Xtreme Builders. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Curve Appeal

Rounded elements take the edge off spaces defined by sharp corners and strong angles. From circular mirrors to oval tables, curved coffee tables to orb-shaped lighting, round is all the rage.

2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Deer Crest Tudor, Millhaven Homes, Home interior, Bathroom, Circular mirror
Deer Crest Tudor by Millhaven Homes. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Pura Vida, Ezra Lee Design + Build, Home interior, Dining room, Oval table, Rounded dining chairs, Orb light fixture
Pura Vida by Ezra Lee Design + Build. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Hailey Jane, Home Sweet Home by Mitch, Home interior, Living room, Circular mirror, Round coffee tables, Round lamp
Hailey Jane by Home Sweet Home by Mitch. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Light Finishes

Blonde woods, washed treatments and light-toned finishes thrive. From floors to furnishings, beams to cabinetry, many décors are lightening up with fresh finishes that reject dark or drab.

2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Golden Summit, Summit Creek, Beartooth Holding & Construction, Dining room, White dining chair, White dining table, Chandelier, White bench
Golden Summit at Summit Creek by Beartooth Holding & Construction. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Mahogany, R.C. Dent Construction, Home interior, Kitchen, White kitchen island, Blonde cabinets, Light wood, White cabinets
Mahogany by R.C. Dent Construction. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Best-Dressed Walls

Designers are elevating private spaces in the home with joyful, vibrant walls. Jaw-dropping wallpaper and fearless paint treatments transform walls from blah to ahhh.  

Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Sabrina, EDGEhomes, Home interior, Bedroom, Garden wallpaper
Sabrina by EDGEhomes. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
Utah Valley Parade of Homes, Maison de Reve, Davies Design Build, Home interior, Bathroom, Garden wallpaper
Maison de Reve by Davies Design Build. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
Matterhorn, Davies Design Build, Home interior, Bedroom, Kids' bedroom, Jungle wallpaper, Bunk beds
Matterhorn by Davies Design Build. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Window Dressing

Today’s top builders aren’t skimping on windows. Bold, large windows flood rooms with natural light and give the home a chic, modern finish.

Golden Summit, Summit Creek, Beartooth Holding & Construction, Family room, Kitchen, Large windows
Golden Summit at Summit Creek by Beartooth Holding & Construction. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
Deer Crest Tudor, Millhaven Homes, Home interior, Family room, Kitchen, Large windows
Deer Crest Tudor by Millhaven Homes. Photo courtesy Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy the 2020 Utah Valley Parade of Homes. In addition to touring in person, you can tour each property virtually on their website from the safety of your own home. In-person tours are being hosted until Aug. 8. Virtual tours were recently extended until Aug. 22. For more information, including ticket sales, click here.

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