If you are tired of seeing the same photos of all-white kitchens and stainless steel appliances in magazines and on social media, you are in luck. Things are changing in 2017 and looking ahead to 2018.
Here are a few of the trends that are making their way to kitchens across the country:
After nearly a decade of white and grey dominating the kitchen landscape, trends are moving back toward bolder colors on the kitchen floor and walls.
No, we’re not going back to the pastel mania of the 1960s and 70s. Instead, today’s trends focus on strong primary colors and vivid tile floor patterns. We recommend choosing one or the other, or choosing neutral cabinets, counters, and appliances if you do have color on the floor and on the walls.
If you aren’t quite ready to go bold, shaded greys remain a big trend, too. Consider a blue-grey or purple-grey hue to add a small pop of color to a neutral palette.
For years, stainless steel appliances and hard granite counters were considered the symbols of a sleek and modern kitchen. That tide is changing now as designers seek to make the kitchen feel more like the rest of the home rather than a separate space.
This transformation happens in a few ways:
- Wood flooring: This helps continue the feeling established in other parts of the house and creates a more cozy atmosphere, especially if you use a darker wood or stain.
- Furniture-like touches: With a few simple tweaks, you can make a pantry or cabinet look and feel more like a dresser. Replace shelves with drawers and add feet to the bottom like you might find on a dresser.
- Farmhouse style: Embrace a little bit of Americana, even if you live in the middle of a city, by considering farmhouse-inspired sinks and appliances.
Smartphones and automation have become part of our lives in many ways, and the kitchen is no exception.
Automated sinks, similar to what you might find in a restaurant, are now affordable for home use. This can be a great option for children or seniors who might have difficulty turning the water off and on.
On a more advanced level, a new series of appliances connects to your smartphone to allow for more control and energy efficiency. You can preheat the oven on your way home, use your phone’s camera to see what’s in the fridge, and even send recipe information right to your appliances to ensure proper cooking time and temperature.
We would love to help you incorporate any of these trends into your kitchen renovation.
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