Top Kitchen Trends for 2017
These trending upgrades for a kitchen will make your space functional, enjoyable, and a style-setter for years to come.
Expensive and permanent spaces such as kitchens are not typically the area to follow fleeting trends. However, kitchens are undeniably the heart of the home so you want to have a fresh and up-to-date look incorporating the latest features and styles that will keep your kitchen looking stylish for many years to come.
Wondering what color to paint your cabinets? Whether traditional or contemporary in style, white dominates with gray hot on its heels in kitchen trends for 2017.
Combining cabinet colors is also a trendy look that’s holding strong. We see richly stained woods with charcoal, soft grays, and neutral pastels like pale green gray and pale blue beginning to show themselves as must-have kitchen cabinet color counterpoints. We believe shades of blue will remain strong throughout 2017 and continue to grow in popularity.
Along with natural stone, quartz countertops are kitchen favorites for ease of maintenance, warmth, and durability. With over 100 designs, Cambria quartz countertops are nonporous, resistant to heat, and a smart choice for busy kitchens.
Besides these solid trends there are some features I believe will become even more important in 2017. Add a few of these upgrades for a kitchen that will make your space functional, enjoyable, and a style-setter for years to come.
Source: Pine Kitchen
Kitchen designers know that a beautiful kitchen is also a well-organized kitchen. Cabinetry manufacturers now offer many interiors options to keep kitchen essentials at hand and fully powered with smart storage options such as built-in USB and electrical connections. Not to mention quartz countertops that wirelessly charge your devices simply by setting them on the surface.
Source: Haskell Interiors
Although basic subway or Carrera marble can be simply stunning, tile today is so much more. Today’s tile manufacturers are utilizing modern technology to create wonderful floors and walls in porcelain with graphic patterns that work well in both traditional or contemporary settings. Reminiscent of old European hand painted tiles, patterns can add a wow factor to an otherwise basic kitchen, when used as a rug design or as a backsplash.
Pops of Color
Source: French Range
Kitchen pizzazz isn’t limited to cabinets and tile, appliances are trending away from basic white or stainless steel.
Source: La CormueUSA
From eye-catching orange, to eggplant and sage, a colorful range is a great way to pop in a small amount of color in a neutral kitchen or make it more of a focal point by using the same hue in the backsplash.
Source: Yale Appliance
Stainless steel appliances are still big sellers in today’s kitchens. Equally popular are overlay cabinetry to hide appliances allowing them to seamlessly meld into the design scheme. We are also seeing some manufacturers move to black stainless in appliances and matte blacks in plumbing fixtures.
The kitchen remains one of the top entertaining hot spots for most homes. Whether an entire wall or just a niche, the beverage center has become one of the hottest trends. Besides wine coolers, ice machines, and built-in coffee machines, appliance manufacturers are offering wine dispensers.
Homeowners are choosing appliances and accessories with various finishes, such as gold, pewter, or pops of color. Resulting in one-of-a-kind, eclectic spaces dominating in kitchen trends for 2017.
Color isn’t the only way to go bold in kitchen trends for 2017. Oversized light fixtures give a great sense of depth perception and create drama in a room.
Pet spaces have been taking over in laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchen spaces. A recent survey by members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) found that more than 35% of designers were incorporating pet areas into their client’s kitchens. Whether a simple feature such as a drawer for leashes and food, or a more built-in solution as a feeding center with raised bowls or water and food bowls integrated into toe kicks this is one trend that will become a kitchen staple.
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