Whether big or small, it is always favorable to welcome the new year with changes that break the usual and enhances the feeling of a new beginning. So, why doesn’t the change start from your kitchen where you spend a good deal of time? After all, simple changes could stimulate bigger and more profound ones.
Today, kitchen interior design is more about simplicity and function. You do not have to sacrifice the function for the sake of elegance and vice versa. You can have them both; that is the aim that most of the kitchen trends addresses. In this article, we present you 10 of the most stylish and practical kitchen design trends.
1 Embossed and multifunctional sinks
The sink/s is a primary component of the kitchen. Therefore, to refresh your kitchen’s look, consider adopting one of the sink trends that are expected to grow huge this year. Among them are the embossed sinks which would be a fantastic addition. A variety of designs are available for you to choose from. Colored accents, such as metallic, would add a vibrant touch. Another trend is the multifunctional designed sinks; they not only convey a modern look but are quite practical as well, especially if you have a small kitchen.
2 Frameless, clean-lined cabinets
It’s a minimalist trend that has been gaining appeal in the world of kitchen interior design. Frameless cabinets with straight lines evoke feelings of wideness, unlike framed cabinets that cause visual noise and clutter, particularly in small spaces. It’s an outdated look. However, it’s always a good idea to combine the minimalist style with personal touches that express your character and create a more lively look. And always keep in mind that experimenting guarantees you exclusive look and friendly atmosphere. If you are not used to it, start with small things like pieces of accessories or lighting fixtures that add a bold color or style accent, then go bigger gradually.
3 Leather cabinet handles
Inspired by the Scandinavian kitchen, leather is employed to make ring and strip handles. It’s a trend that is expected to widely substitute usual cabinet handles in many kitchens. They are an elegant addition that breaks the routine of the ordinary handles look. Plus, this option will save you the trouble of the confusing task of choosing among the various handles of different materials, shapes, and colors.
4 The Terrazzo touch
With their vibrant, lively color combinations, terrazzo is a hard-to-resist kitchen trend. The composite material itself is not new; it has been used as floors and walls treatments in hospitals, schools, etc. However, these days witness an expansion in the employment of this Italian style. Terrazzo is made of chips of granite, marble, quartz, and glass. So, if you are planning for big changes in your kitchen, consider terrazzo as flooring, a wall facing, backsplashes, or countertops.
5 Suspended lighting
Suspended lighting is a retro kitchen trend that is strongly coming back after the domination of recessed lights for long. Pendant lighting is indeed capable of creating a unique and warm look. Just select the design that suits you and the kitchen style, and do not overuse the trend, for this could create a noisy look. For example, adding three or four statement pendants over the kitchen island has grown outdated. Always maintain the simplicity and space of the place so that it won’t lose its spirit.
6 One-piece backsplashes and countertops
Seeking visual simplicity and convenience, many famous interior designers and homeowners opt for single-piece backsplashes and countertops. Metal and marble are the materials employed widely. Also, tall backsplashes are a trend that is expected to go big; they are quite stylish and practical, especially when employed with veined marble, according to Katharine Pooley on Elledecor. And stay away from tiled countertops and backsplashes, for they are not just outdated but requires high cleaning maintenance too.
7 Contrasts in styles and textures
Contrasting colors, textures, and styles is indeed a timeless trend. It adds tons of charm, enriching and dimensionalizing the kitchen’s look. You could apply the trend by pairing high-polished materials with matte-finished ones. Mirrored marble backsplashes and countertops are probably continuing to dominate the kitchen design trends, so as the matte black touch applied through kitchen fixtures or accessories. Another idea for a stellar contrast is the combination of classic and modern styles. It’s a perfect equation for how to make your kitchen a simple and intimate place at the same time. It’s quite a fantastic answer.
8 Trendy colors
Fresh and bold colors have invaded kitchens after a long time of adopting white, neutrals and monochromes. For more flexibility, you could keep the walls neutral and inject more colors through the cabinets, backsplashes, countertops, and accessories. This technique of adding color is suitable for those who like to make regular changes in their kitchens. Among the trendy colors are blues and greens. From the green hues, hunter green is expected to rock for its welcoming, warm, and luxurious look, especially when incorporated with walnut woods and leather cabinet handles, as Becky Shea states on Elledecor. For more trending colors have a look at Panton’s color palette.
9 Less bulky hoods
The cooker hood is a primary part of the kitchen. However bulky hoods dominated the kitchen interior design scene for long, the wave seems to recede. Minimalist hoods are likely going to attract many. Smaller hoods, such as Falmec Alba hood, are quite attractive and look simpler than usual huge hoods.
10 Go smart
Smart kitchens have been part of a huge trend that has been dominating the scene for a while; it’s the smart home. From high-tech gadgets and appliances to control the lighting remotely, the technology could be part of almost every corner in kitchens. Its influence on kitchen interior design has been growing gradually. Today, regardless of the high expense, there are kitchens built smart entirely from the first stone. Among the popular smart trends are the faucets equipped with sensors to sense when hands are underneath them and open automatically or by a single touch, so as refrigerators that alert you when groceries are about to run out. There are also the coffee makers programmed to prepare your coffee when waking up, and egg-monitoring gadgets.
These were some kitchen design trends that many interior designers and homeowners are expected to go for this year. We hope that you found among them what suits the change you want to make in your kitchen. Happy New Year!