What’s Hot in Kitchen Trends?

There’s something about the kitchen that just warms the heart. The smell of fresh baked cookies, warm winter stew simmering on the stove… countless hours of homework being done at the kitchen table and remnants of glue from leftover projects, family meetings and friends that have gathered… oh if the walls could talk.  It’s the heart of the home and that special place where memories are made. So, if you’re thinking of designing a new kitchen or just updating your space, check out these hot trends that will make your “heart” smile!

1. Pops of Color

Everything from pink stoves to blue kitchen islands, we’ll see pops of color mixed throughout the entire kitchen. So, if you’re flavor is still white cabinetry, mix it up a bit with a colorful island, backsplash or accent pieces. You can add a little color without  committing to the entire kitchen and it will give your space an updated look.

2. Flat-Panel Door Styles

Straight lines and simple designs have led the marketplace over the past few years with the ever-so-popular Shaker-style. This year, however, you’ll see even more simplicity with a flat-panel doors. Shaker-style will still remain a favorite, but these new flat-panel doors will offer new sleeker finishes and textures.

3. Geometric Patterned Backsplashes

While subway tiles are not on the back burner yet, geometric shaped tiles are heating up this year. You’ll see these geometric designs not only in the shapes of the tiles but the patterns of the designs as well. Styles like chevron, herringbone, and hexagons add interest and dimension against the straight lines of cabinetry. Subway tiles will be larger and wider this year.

4. Cabinets with Color

Some of the new colors designers are cooking up this year are navy, green, black, and dark charcoal. With jewel tones coming back in the picture, you’ll see these popping up in the kitchen too. Of course, white will still be a popular favorite for now, but you can spice it up with a pop of color just about anywhere.

5. Low-maintenance Spaces

From floors to countertops, it’s all about consumer-friendly products that are easy to clean and simple to maintain. Look for LVP, Luxury Vinyl Planks, to continue growing in popularity this year. This type of flooring it easy to clean, is extremely durable, and looks and feels a lot like actual wood or tile. You’ll also see larger tiles on the floors and walls with minimal grout lines, making it easier to keep clean. Speaking of easy to clean, the low maintenance of quartz countertops will dominate this year and not just on the countertops, but cascading down the sides as well.

6. Mixed-up Finishes

Design trends for this year are really mixing things up. Instead of clean lines and soft finishes, bold and confident colors are dishing out. When they are blended correctly, mixing different metal finishes like drawer pulls, faucets and pendant lights can give your space personality and pizazz.

While these are just some of the trends, these happen to be a few of our favorites. Design trends are constantly changing… out with the old and in with the new. The past few years have been all about soft, clean lines and simple designs. This year, it’s a beautiful mix of soft and bold!