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The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. It is a space where people gather daily to talk about their day and enjoy each other’s company. Since it is a room that is used daily, as a homeowner, you always want it to look its best. Even if you’re not in the market for a total renovation, here are some tips for you to bring your kitchen up to today’s design trends:
1. Classic Black and White Palette
Kitchen designs are frequently changing, but the classic black and white palette remains a trend year after year. The black and white colour palette allows for high contrast within the space. This can be accomplished through black appliances in an all-white kitchen, similar to the example above. You can also pair this palette with chrome hardware or wood accents.
2. Bold Fixtures and Accents
Oversized and bold light fixtures and accents have become a top design trend over the last several years in various rooms of the home, but especially the kitchen. By having oversized or bold light fixtures, it draws attention and sets the mood for the room. Take a look at some of the fixtures in the image below for inspiration!
3. Well-Lit Cabinetry
Homeowners are no longer settling for just ceiling lights and table lamps to illuminate the kitchen. Low voltage light tape strips are used as accent pieces below, above, and inside cabinets, as well as below countertop overhangs.
These lights offer better mood-setting capabilities and can easily highlight specific accents in your kitchen. Many homeowners are now choosing to have open shelving instead of upper cabinets. By having these lights within the cabinetry, it truly highlights what is on those shelves, while also making your kitchen look bright.
4. Clean Lines and Subtle Design
To ensure design flexibility in the long run, cabinet door styles have become simpler. The modern style continues to gain popularity, and having clean lines with subtle design is a great direction for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen cabinets.
Matching the above trend, this pairs perfectly with black and white kitchens. The colour palette already offers a clean and visually-appealing design, combined with the sleekness of the clean line, it can offset the tension between rustic, modern, and transitioning kitchens.
5. White, Grey & Neutral Colours
White kitchen cabinets are still quite popular.
Many people who are renovating or changing the design in their kitchen have opted for refined and neutral colours that give off earthy vibes and work well with a variety of elements. They provide a sense of warmth and give you more design freedom to add pops of colour elsewhere.
Look at how the flowers and fruit bowls pop in the kitchen design below for an example!
6. Open Concept Layout
Although the open concept layout kitchen has been a design trend for several years, it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere anytime soon. Open kitchens encourage interaction and entertainment, which has proven to be important to many homeowners over the years. This kitchen trend also allows for informal dining and comfortable cooking. Tear down your walls because this trend is here to stay!
7. Wood-Style Floors
Over the years, hardwood floors in the kitchen have become more and more popular, as open concept homes make the same flooring throughout more seamless. Sometimes hardwood floor can be tricky to clean and maintain in the kitchen, compared to ceramic tiles. This new design trend gives you the best of both: porcelain planks that look like wood. It provides that same style you are going for, but it offers an option that is easier to maintain.
Trends are trends because people have all agreed that it is the right direction. That being said, adding your own personal flare to your kitchen is a trend that will never go away! You must feel comfortable in your own kitchen and find things that feel right to you.
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