This year we’ve seen plenty of eye appealing upgrades to kitchen trends, and we are thrilled to share them with you. Whether you’re curious about a brand new look for your existing kitchen, or you’re on the prowl for your next dream home, consider some of these eye-popping trends emerging. A few looks at these kitchens and you’ll understand why they are so lovable.
Muted colors offer a great contrast from the usual dark wood we’ve seen so much of. It’s not quite “white” enough to be blinding, but it is a soothing and homey feel that is not quite as daunting to keep clean as white or those dark colors that seem to show every stain. This example from Houzz.com is stunning, and certainly doable by yourself. Add your own style by playing with different door knobs and drawer handles. A little pop of color never hurt anybody.
Remember our blog post about the power of the command center? Turns out that’s trending too. The kitchen, often a gathering place for the whole family is the best place to station yours. Some well-organized drawers, a clock for keeping on schedule, and plenty of plug-ins for charging those devices are a must. Try a bulletin board to keep everyone on task, or even a virtual bulletin board on a well-placed laptop for a more minimalistic look.
The parts of your kitchen you don’t see could just be the most useful, and trendy. Drawers that pull out with breathtaking organization will end the hunt for your favorite pan forever. Lower drawers are perfect for keeping kids cups within reach for small hands. And, if you ever plan on selling, kitchen lovers everywhere won’t be able to get these amazing drawers off their minds.
Commercial grade kitchens are all the rage. They look clean with the defined lines, open, and airy. But you can dress them up a bit by utilizing colorful hanging lights. Trade out the lights whenever you want a fresh new look. The possibilities are endless.
Along those same lines of commercial grade, a range hood will take your eye-popping kitchen to pizazz in no time. There are a number of metals and colors to choose from, and even if you aren’t the world’s greatest cook, guests won’t care when your stove looks that good.
But of course, regardless of trends, your kitchen should be your kitchen. Trends come and go but your personal style evolves right along with you. As one of the most important rooms in the house, find the perfect mix of trendy decorating that allows room for your own touch. Display a few personal knickknacks, even sentimental ones, and enjoy feeding your family in a kitchen that is both beautiful and individual.