From cabinetry to color palettes, and backsplashes, we would like to give you the ideas we have gotten from designers on the home front this year. What better place to begin than in one of the most used rooms in your home – the kitchen. The following are a list of the latest kitchen design trends…
Grays are warming up, the cooler color palette that dominated for years are starting to take a step back. The grays of the past several years are starting to take on a hint of beige.
In deciding whether to go with a modern, traditional, or transitional look for your kitchen, think about your personal sense of style. What look are you attracted to? Preferences for simple lines are in and the ornate is going out. All styles are becoming more minimalist with more simplified aesthetics.
Granite is Fading
You’ve probably heard that granite is no longer the most popular countertop material. The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently reported that granite has been on the decline over the past 4 years, with other materials rising to the top. People are opting for lower maintenance options like quartz, or more exotic look like natural Quartzite. Quartzite gets a further boost with specialty treatments like leather, flamed, or honed finished.
Kitchen islands are all the rage and are continuing their domination of the kitchen. Kitchen Islands are getting bigger than ever. While they’re undeniably aesthetically pleasing, the kitchen island’s versatility has kept it front and center for a long time. The kitchen island is a workhorse, providing extra counter space and hidden storage. Even double islands are on the rise when space permits.
The trend is shiny, gold is here to stay. Also, the trend is mixing metals, anything-goes from dark grays or rose gold and brushed nickel.
A white kitchen never goes out of style but the new trend these days is to give it a strong pop of color. Blue has become the go-to accent color. All shades of blue weather it is navy, royal or dusty blue, the pairing is a an undeniable hit.
The Kitchen Desk
You know those little desks they built into kitchens about 10 to 20 years ago? We all thought they were so cute, sitting there making our grocery lists and organizing our recipes and making out our bills. The new trend is the revival of the kitchen desk but larger. The kitchen desk is now the part of the message center part of the family kitchen.
Subway elongated tile is a classic, easy choice for making your space look clean and updated. The classic rectangular shape is longer and slimmer. These longer tiles look great in an offset, brick lay, or herringbone pattern and give a fresh update to the kitchen.
Connecting With The Great Outdoors
Connecting the kitchen to an outdoor space or patio is a new trend. Adding entry points from the kitchen to outside entertainment areas. Installing a glass door in your kitchen, you can easily connect these two spaces in your home. The other thing that is being done a lot lately is removing the existing small window by the sink and installing 5-6 foot wide windows.
Let these upcoming trends serve as design ideas for your kitchen renovation or new home construction. These ideas combine the best in functionality and aesthetics to create the ultimate kitchen!
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