Kitchens are among the most commonly updated and remodeled rooms in a house. And it’s no wonder, as kitchens have been the focus of family life for a while now. However, if your kitchen hasn’t been remodeled in a while, you may be out of touch with what’s popular and what the experts recommend.
That’s why we talked to professional kitchen remodelers at Kitchen Magic. They shared some of the trends they expect to see in the upcoming year, as well as some timeless classics that you should consider for your project.
More and more people are getting exhausted by the modernistic and minimalistic kitchens with very little personality. Especially if the rest of your home is not too modern-oriented, a fully minimalist, monochromatic kitchen may stand out and not feel all that comfortable.
This is why trends from the past decades are making a huge comeback. Things like natural wood dining tables, or brightly painted and decorated kitchen cabinets will give your kitchen some personality while not completely overpowering the rest of the house.
On the other hand, if you are not a fan of bright and garish colors, you can always go the other way. This year, plenty of people are redecorating their kitchens, and especially their kitchen cabinets in muted colors. While you can certainly use the whole palette, more natural colors are preferred this year.
While you may think that muted colors sound drab, the reasoning is that muted colors, like olive green, stone grey, or sandy brown really go well with a variety of styles. They can be incorporated in a super modern and gadget-filled kitchen as well as a rustic or retro kitchen and not stick out. With proper accents and lighting, you can create quite spectacular designs.
Think of your kitchen; what shapes dominate it? Chances are that everything from your tiles, cabinets, appliances and even your island and sink are squares and rectangles. But why? Who decided that this has to be the case? Sure, some things are more convenient when they are straight lines, like your appliances. But that doesn’t have to apply to everything else in your kitchen.
Wall and floor tiles with various geometric patterns and shapes are certain to take center stage this year. In fact, not only are tiles not going to be all square, they are also not going to be plain 2D. Instead, think of textures and even a bit of embossing of various geometric patterns.
Sure, this is not a new trend, but it is one that isn’t going anywhere this year. Building with natural materials gives your kitchen that ineffable feeling of hominess and comfort. That might just be some psychological trick that our minds play on us, or it may be that natural materials are really good for us.
For instance, natural stone such as marble, granite, or quartz are really durable, look amazing and give your kitchen additional value (just in case you ever feel like selling your home). Stone countertops can last for decades and are fairly easy to take care of.
On the other hand, natural wood, especially when not painted, is a material that can be incorporated in just about any design. Thanks to various varnishing options, you can really showcase the beauty of natural wood in different ways that fit with your kitchen’s style the best.
If you are remodeling your kitchen, you should primarily make sure that it is functional and that it suits your needs, closely followed by it fitting your aesthetics, rather than what is popular. However, if you’re looking for ideas, these trends are a great place to start.