With the constant evolution of kitchen design trends, it’s no wonder homeowners favor this room for renovation. An updated kitchen makes a home feel fresh and new in a way updating other rooms simply cannot, whether it’s a splash of color on walls or cabinets, drawer pulls and faucet fixtures in interesting new metal finishes, a wall of open shelving, or new natural stone countertops.
Is Your Kitchen In Need Of The Lastest Design Trends?
These kitchen trends are going strong for the 2018-19 season and are a great way to update looks in the heart of your home.
- Colorful Painted Cabinets
Painted cabinets have popped on the radar as a growing trend. Grey and white neutrals are common, as well as the occasional black. But for those looking for more personality, blue and green are the non-neutral tones of choice, with emerald and jewel-tones expected to follow. Incorporate colors into base cabinets or an island, or pair your color choice with contrasting colors for a bold design statement. Should you do-it-yourself? Design experts recommend professional painting to avoid ruining cabinet surfaces and managing a wall paint change or backsplash on your own instead. However if your cabinets are older, attempting this project yourself could update them and help them hang on a few more years.
- Open Shelving
Open shelving is newly coveted for its ability to give kitchens a taller, airy feel when properly bedecked. Pair with sufficient closed or hidden cabinetry to prevent a cluttered look resulting from masses of countertop appliances, excess dishware, and accoutrements.
- Natural Stone Countertops
Designers see trends in stone countertops sway back and forth. Today, the most popular options homeowners are likely to splurge on vary by area, and include granite with dramatic organic patterns and veining, and engineered quartz designed to look like marble. Because manmade engineered quartz is available in larger slabs, it’s easier to achieve a seamless countertop design. The ever-expanding color palette of engineered quartz, including options that mimic popular natural stone surfaces, alongside the stone’s stain resistance and durability, are sure to see engineered quartz continue its ascent on popularity charts.
- Abundant Lighting
Good lighting nears the top of the list for common homeowner redesign requests. This can be accomplished via added window(s), opening the space via wall removal, or copious statement lighting additions such as pendant lights, sconces, chandeliers, and even smart lighting.
The all-white trend doesn’t seem to be dying down, and is a common choice in kitchen makeovers, much to the dismay of some designers. However, its ability to work well with any kitchen style and match easily with surroundings are keeping customers cozy with classic, crisp white.
Gray is the new neutral, replacing beige on kitchen cabinets, counters, and walls. Second only to white, it’s a decorator’s friend whether used kitchen-wide or as a low-key accent via backsplash or kitchen island centerpiece.
- Mixed Metals
Once taboo, the plethora of metal finished that continue to pop up in the marketplace have homeowners living on the wild side, trying new materials, or mixing two-or-three of their favorite new finishes including relative newcomers oil-rubbed bronze, champagne brass, and charcoal stainless steel.
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