Check out these top kitchen design trends, that will instantly update your kitchen, and stand the test of time!
Kitchens are undeniably the heart of today’s homes so, understandably, you want your kitchen to look its best. Even if you aren’t in the market for a total re-do, adding 1 or 2 of these trends will bring your kitchen into the 21st century, and last for years to come!
New Kitchen Trend: Gray is the New White
Wondering what color to paint your cabinets? The kitchen industry’s leading manufacturers say that while white cabinets continue to be tops, gray is the shade they’re betting on to break white’s top spot. Try pairing soft gray cabinets with richly stained hardwood floors for a designer look!
New Kitchen Trend: Opt for New Functionality
Not only is the color of kitchen cabinets changing — hardware manufacturers, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These easy-close doors fold up and out of the way making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue.
New Kitchen Trend: Classic Black and White Palette
The look may change as styles evolve, but the appeal of a black-and-white kitchen never dies. It’s all about high contrast — this design features clean, white cabinets and Absolute Black granite countertops, but it also benefits from the tension between country and modern. Warm rustic hardwood floors are an effective counterpoint to sleek cabinet materials.
New Kitchen Trend: Choose Bold Fixtures
Bold color isn’t the only way to create excitement. This kitchen features oversized light fixtures with black fabric shades from Tech Lighting to add some wow: They’re about 2 feet in diameter and are slightly larger than you would expect for the space, but they give a great sense of depth perception and create drama in a room with a typical low ceiling.
New Kitchen Trend: Quartz Countertops
Along with natural stone, quartz countertops continue to be tops. This gorgeous ice white quartz counter lends itself well to sleek contemporary designs. Nonporous and are resistant to heat, quartz countertops are also resistant to spills and scratches, making them a smart choice for families or busy cooks!
New Kitchen Trend: Timeless Farmhouse Flair
Farmhouse sinks come in a variety of colors, including new neutral tones.”They add a timeless focal point to any kitchen. From a practical standpoint, they’re deep enough to hold large pots and platters for easier cleanup — a shorter person can even benefit from better access to the sink. Note that because of their visual weight, apron-front sinks are best suited to medium-size or large kitchens.
New Kitchen Trend: Marry the Kitchen to Your Home’s Style
Gone are the days when kitchens were just kitchens — now they’re so pretty they could be any room of the house, like this French Normandy-style design. Integrated appliances give it a seamless look and combined light fixtures with different styles and finishes to give the look of having been acquired over time rather than purchased all at once. The mixed gray and brown tones in the Chinese slate and oak flooring complement the island’s Jerusalem gold limestone countertop, offering a rich look that never strays far from a neutral color midpoint.
New Kitchen Trend: Flexible Palette
Keeping a kitchen neutral allows you to personalize it to reflect your style. Go with neutral hard finishes such as the floors, cabinets, and countertops, then add in pops of colors and patterns with accessories and chairs, which are easy to change to fit your style at any given point.
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