Kitchens are popping with accent islands, backsplashes, walls, appliances, floors and furniture bright and bold with color opportunities.
Start by deciding how much of permanent commitment you are willing to make. One of easiest and least expensive options is to paint a wall.
The color in a Kitchen should last for at least five years, minimum, so try to look beyond immediate trends and choose a color that will keep you feeling good long term.
INSTANT HOT WATER
We’ve become so accustomed to everything in an instant. Spurred by more of us working from home and therefore wanting hot water on demand for making tea and coffee in between our favorite Zoom calls.
STATEMENT BACKSPLASHES, FLOORS & COUNTERS
Experimenting with all the elements of this space is a balancing act, but make a more unique statement; from waterfall islands, ceiling accents to 3d backsplashes. While greys and whites will remain popular, we are seeing designers start to experiment with their countertops and flooring choices.
TWO TONED KITCHENS
The trend for combining two colors throughout kitchen cabinetry is set to continue. It’s a great approach to adding an interesting twist to your aesthetic and it can change the whole feel of the room. Opt for deep, dark units and contrast with brighter shades elsewhere.
This includes more than just contrasting paint on the walls. Cabinets to countertops gives you more freedom to explore different design elements. You can play around with rich textures such as wood grains, matt finishes or sleek laminate.
SMARTER MORE EFFICIENT STORAGE
In a time when we strive to declutter our living spaces, storage is key. Especially in kitchens where we need so many ‘things’, from the ingredients to the cooking equipment. Well-placed, concealed storage is a savoir for the aesthetic of our spaces
HIDDEN APPLIANCES & APPLIANCE DRAWERS
Designers and architects are analyzing the aesthetic of appliances they are integrating; concealment methods that create a streamlined finish without impacting the style, are key.
These can take the form of simple cabinetry to hide a dishwasher A hidden appliance ‘garage’ which keeps the coffee maker and toaster from cluttering the countertop.
DINING ISLANDS & DOUBLE ISLANDS
Larger kitchens, in open floor plans, the island has become an essential kitchen feature.
We all know that islands and breakfast bars can provide a spot for casual dining, as well as workspace and storage. However, dining islands works great when we want to be able to integrate both cooking and entertaining, the Breakfast Nook may be a thing of the past.