Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends 2017
1) Do you dare to bare it all?
Open shelving is one of the top trends that we keep seeing. If you’re brave enough to go for it open shelving is an easy way to make your kitchen appear larger than it is. It’s also a great option if you can’t do any real renovations, just take off a few cabinet doors and now you can showcase all of your amazing dishware (wine glasses) that is hiding behind your cabinets.
2) Fifty Shades of Gray…(Cabinets)
We all know that an all-white kitchen will always be in trend but gray is coming in HOT. Is it just me or does it seem that you can’t go wrong with gray anything? While It seems like gray can be straightforward there are many different hues to choose from. Whether its light or dark, warm or cool, it’s important to choose the right hue for you.
3) Dare to go dark
Whether it’s black on black, contrasting with marble, matte, or lacquered we say go for it! More people are opting for the black stainless steel finish in appliances as well. Besides the sophistication and timeless element, it brings to your kitchen design its smudge-proof and fingerprint-proof finish adds 10 points for us.
4) Mixing Metals
In case you haven’t caught on..we are no longer sticking to one metal in a space. Pairing coppers with golds and brasses with silvers is an easy way to create aesthetic layers and add depth to your space. My advice is choosing a dominant metal and then select one or two metal accents to complete the look.
P.S.: changing your hardware is the easiest way to give your cabinetry a quick and affordable facelift
5) No more “matchy-matchy”
Commitment issues? Don’t worry you don’t have to decide between the two colors you are obsessing over..you can do both! Mixing up colors in your kitchen cabinets is what everyone’s doing. Whether your upper cabinets are white and your lower cabinets are gray, or you change the color of your island to that navy blue you can’t stop going back to.
5) Organic Materials
We are all about incorporating natural elements this year! (Which can bring some seriously good vibes to your kitchen) It’s inviting, warm, textural and it looks great with pretty much any style or aesthetic.
6) Time to get organized
Is there a better feeling than walking into a clean, organized, no clutter – there is a spot for everything kitchen? I didn’t think so. Customizing your cabinetry to fit your needs is what everyone’s doing. Deep drawers, revolving corner trays, swing-out trays, spice / utensil / cutlery organizers, and small appliance garage and drawers. Get ready to feel relaxed, at peace, and calm.
7) Coffee is the real MVP
Let’s face it, we all can’t be bothered until we had our coffee. Incorporating a coffee station in your kitchen will make your hectic morning trying to leave for work 100x better and impressing your friends when they come over is a bonus too. You can hide your station behind doors or keep everything exposed creating a design element in your space.
8) Say yes to color
Is it just me or is green and blue showing up more and more. There are many ways to incorporate color in your kitchen. You can dive in and opt for color in the cabinetry, or even just painting a wall, colorful backsplash or bar stools. You can never go wrong with adding greenery- ferns, potted plants, and herbs in your space.
If you’re thinking about going for it these greens are on trend: emerald green, Kelly green, blue-ish greens such as mint green and deep teal.
If you’re leaning more towards blue: grayish blues that pair well with gray, pale yet energetic turquoise blues that pair well with cool whites or darker accents of teal, denim-inspired blues, and purplish blues
9) Shapes are here to stay
It’s not just about rectangles anymore, tiles in unusual patterns add a punch of personality to your space. From teeny tiny to oversized, sleek ceramic to rough terra cotta, hexagons are popping up all over. You can highlight your shape with a contrasting grout color, mix and match color tiles, or opt for the safe white. Either way you won’t be sorry!
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