We’ve highlighted some of our newest kitchen designs to show off the versatility of the trends!
Like a lot of you, we just got back from the Kitchen & Bath Show in Orlando, one of the many places we go to stay on top of design and surface trends. Here are our Top 8 trends we’re seeing in kitchen design. What strikes your fancy?
Materials — Mix & Match
Marble with reclaimed or rustic woods, modern mixed with retro, classic designs matched with bold, fresh colors and textures. Wood on wood. Concrete with anything. Kitchen design is more flexible, more eclectic, more dynamic than ever.
Black & White
This combo never goes out of style. In kitchens, we’re seeing a shift from all white (which we still love, by the way) to white plus…a little drama. Black pops against white cabinets and walls. White counters over black cabinets…stunning.
Splash of Color
A chartreuse sink? Blue cabinets? Why not! Pantone’s 2017 color of the year, Greenery, is a great example of color bringing energy to warm wood tones or simple whites. We’re also seeing a lot of blue. Which is beautiful matched with gray grains, light warm woods and yes, white.
Above and below, we see more designs dispensing with the cabinet doors. That means more attention paid to shelving materials.
Gray for Days
We saw grays start to take prominence in kitchens several years ago — and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be fading anytime fast. Just look at our options — there’s so much to choose from, so many kitchen design directions to go.
Some designers are starting to express their weariness with this sustaining trend, which has taken over restaurants, retail, offices and hospitality over the last decade+. But now we’re seeing it take on a new life in kitchens and more. Much as rustic has become more sophisticated, industrial kitchens are featuring more advanced engineered surfaces as a showcase for modern industrialism.
Copper Goes with… Anything
As we’re seeing, frankly… everywhere.
Once popular during the Art Deco era, “cerusing” — accenting grains for contrast — creates an elegant look in any kitchen style, whether rustic, modern or a combination of the two.