Kitchen Design – What’s In and What’s Out?

Modern kitchen with natural wood cabinet faces and a teal glass tile backsplash

The kitchen is more than just a place to cook dinner, it is the center of the home. An outdated kitchen makes the rest of your home look less than its best.

Trends come and go, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So, what’s in and what’s out for kitchen design? Let’s take a look.

Out: All-White Everything
In: Dark Colors

After years of bright white kitchens, the trend is finally making way for bold colors. Homeowners are embracing darker, moodier kitchen color schemes. Everything from the cabinets to the countertops and backsplashes has vibrant, exciting colors – it’s a welcome change!

We’re noticing a lot of dark-stained or natural wood finishes taking over cabinets. These cabinets pair nicely with just about any material you can think of in terms of counters and flooring. Another popular cabinet trend is to have dark blues or dark greens paired with dark countertops.

Out: Integrated sinks
In: Large Single-Compartment Sinks

The integrated sink was a short-lived trend, and now we’re back to the large single-compartment sinks. These sinks are the only survivor of the farmhouse trend. Large white or stainless steel single-compartment sinks are practical and make doing dishes easy. 

Decorative range hood in rose gold makes a statement in this updated kitchen

Out: Pendant Lights
In: Statement Hoods

Adding an element that draws the eyes upward is a must-have in the kitchen. Pendant lights over the island used to be the go-to, but now we are seeing the pendant light being replaced with statement hoods.

Statement hoods are both functional and decorative. They can make a small kitchen appear larger or a large kitchen look cozier. If you do it right, the range hood can be the centerpiece of the kitchen – the one item that stands out most.

Range hoods come in just about any material, color, and style you can think of. We’ve seen iron, frosted glass, and wooden range hoods, which each give the kitchen personality. 

Out: Subway Tile Backsplashes
In: Unique Tile Backsplashes

Subway tiles have been a backsplash staple for years; truthfully, they’ll never go completely out of style. However, the backsplash of the moment is something more unique. Glass mosaics or abstract shapes are the way to go.

Another popular backsplash trend is to carry your countertops up the wall. Using granite or marble for both the counter and backsplash creates a clean look and allows you to have more elaborate finishes elsewhere in the kitchen. 

Out: Ultra Modern
In: Vintage Style

Charming vintage spaces have replaced modern, industrial-style kitchen designs. Many homeowners are taking out industrial-style appliances and replacing them with antique-looking stoves and refrigerators.

Another great way to incorporate the vintage trend into your kitchen is by finding antique door pulls. These can be ornate brass or crystal pieces that give your kitchen a touch of nostalgia.

Want To Add These Trends To Your Kitchen?

Whether your kitchen needs a little updating or a complete remodel, we are here to do the job.

Give us a call so we can discuss your current kitchen and what you hope your future will look like.

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