Here are Some of the Latest Trends for Designing Your Kitchen:
Looking to redesign your kitchen, well then look no further, we have searched across the internet to find the latest trends in 2016 to take your kitchen design to the next level. These designs take inspiration from classic designs as well as modern takes on the hi-tech kitchen.
Bold vs Muted color:
There once was a time where bright backslashes and colorful Kitchen Aids or bright tiles where the must have color choices for any kitchen. These trends are taking more of a back seat this year in favor of more muted and less saturated shades of color for the kitchen.
“Charcoal, grays, and even neutral pastels like pale blue, pale green gray and tinted whites are the new alternative to the standard white.” – Jane Lockhart
Jane Lockhart, an interior designer, seconds this claim stating that although white motifs will still dominate, accents such as cabinets and backsplashes will be done in less saturated tones. “Charcoal, grays, and even neutral pastels like pale blue, pale green gray and tinted whites are the new alternative to the standard white,” she says.
Everything must have its place, and in order to have a seamless flow from one room to another having space for your tech built into your kitchen keeps your space clutter free. Gail Drury sees a kitchen where kitchens have hidden charging stations and smart appliances, with our use of technology so prevalent the kitchen is a great spot to neatly hide power for our gadgets.
Have you met a hipster? Retro is cool again, and mixing in some 80s inspiration in your kitchen are all the rage. Some may opt for brass with satin, others may add a more elegant or refined approach to a mirrored backsplash, but either way that design that harkens back to an age of huge hair is bound to be a hit this year.
“Refine your choices to key pieces…” -Romy Dankner
Metal is back and will play a dominate role in 2016. A metal range hood can add some contracts in your kitchen, and many people will opt to transition their wood range hoods with that of metal or a combination of wood and metal. Romy Dankner says, “Refine your choices to key pieces…” This is a warning to not overdo it with metal accents, the addition of metal to your kitchen is again to add some contrast.
The island counter is great for chopping your fruits and vegetables, but more and more this area of the kitchen is becoming a social or work space. Dankner’s opinion is that we should move away from think island countertops to thinner more elegant looks coming out of Europe.