If you’re looking to renovate or even just spruce up your kitchen, read on. We’ve rounded up the top five kitchen design trends that we’ve noticed in recent months.
Overall, we are seeing trends in color, warmth, and bold statement pieces.
The good news? You don’t need to spend a lot to incorporate these hot kitchen design trends into your renovation.
Today’s Hottest Kitchen Design Trends
Oversized Statement Lighting
We’re loving the look of one large bold lighting fixture in today’s kitchens. Lighting is a relatively inexpensive way to make a statement in your kitchen re-do and is a great way to draw attention to an island or table (save smaller fixtures to highlight smaller spaces like shelving). We love the look of this large pendant lighting. A geometric chandelier is also a fun choice. Designers say the key to making this trend work is to stick to large – yet simple – fixtures. Choose classic materials, colors, and shapes when choosing statement lighting.
We’re seeing lots of blue cabinetry lately! Color has expanded from just base or island cabinetry to use in the main uppers. Navy blue, in particular, offers a very high-end look. Just be sure to balance out any darker house with plenty of warm whites. Blue cabinets can feature any hardware finish, but, really look sharp with gold-toned hardware.
Wood is definitely having its moment! We’re seeing it everywhere – in trim, on, islands, range hoods, pullout wine racks, and more. These wood accents are a great way to break up the large expanses of white or another color and to bring some warmth and texture to a room. You can also incorporate warm wood to white cabinetry by using wood for just a few drawers or cabinet fronts.
If you’re looking to make a statement (or not a fan of tile) consider a solid surface for your kitchen backsplash. A slab backsplash is a great way to create visual punch since the eye is naturally drawn to vertical surfaces first. The minimalism of a slab creates a modern yet timeless feel — and also a very and a high-end feel. The backslash slab can match the counter and island, or be a feature on its own (next to other, simpler materials). Look for a slab with a lot of visual movement. If you’re drawn to the industrial look, consider a concrete backsplash!
It’s official: stainless steel-appliance fatigue has arrived. We are seeing kitchen appliances in all sorts of colors these days. Unexpected shades, such as magenta, lime green, and coral are increasingly popular. But you don’t have to choose a bold color; a soft blue is a lovely choice as well. You can choose a bold color on one appliance and keep the remaining appliances neutral. To successfully pull off this trend, pick up the appliance color elsewhere in the room, such as a different shade of it on a wall or in your accessories. Keep in mind that this is one trend that is very taste-specific, so know that this one could be tough when it comes time for re-sale!
The Bottom Line
If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, consider one of these kitchen design trends to give your kitchen a fresh, current feel. Think bold statement lighting, color (when used sparingly and thoughtfully), and wood accents and you’ll be well on your way.
Want to talk it through? Reach out today. We’re always happy to talk through any of your planned renovations. We can also recommend some excellent contractors and designers.