5 KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2018
There’s just something about a new year that make it motivating and enticing for improvement and change. So, why not begin with your kitchen? We think that remodeling or renovating your kitchen is a great start to kick off the new year, so we spent some time compiling some of our favorite trends that will carry us through 2018. Here are our five favorite trends for this new year.
1 - DARK COLORS
Kitchen color trends vary from year to year because of the inventive way color is used to create spaces. Gone are the days where kitchen cabinetry is just a single plain neutral color, but instead, expect to see invigorating color choices in modern kitchen palettes. In 2017, we saw a move toward grey and blue kitchens. Now with Pantone selecting ultra violet as the color of the year, we’re anticipating a rise in the popularity of purple in the kitchen. Look out for something on the more dramatic side, perhaps a dark plummy color.
Black fixtures and faucets are also trending for 2018. We think that black is classic in the fact that it will always work with just about every style and color palette. Our tip for using dark colors would be to make sure to pepper a few other dark or black elements throughout the room so that it doesn’t feel completely out of place.
Dark colored furniture is also something to consider. Black or dark grey can easily be combined with traditional colors like white or wood finishes in order to create a statement in your kitchen. We suggest using dark colored bar stools or benches that will tie it all together.
2 - CONTRASTING CABINETS
Two-tone design selections started to pick up steam in 2017 and will continue to be one of the hottest kitchen cabinet trends in 2018. It first began with the contrasting island, wherein the center island is painted with a different color that contrasts the peripheral cabinetry. Taking this color principle into greater heights, most new kitchens tend to combine two colors for their overhead cabinets and base cabinets. In 2018, we also expect to see contrasting finishes that add depth and dimension to the space.
3 - APPLIANCE GARAGES
In 2018, a big focus will be maximizing counter space through high-tech storage systems. By removing clutter from your countertops, your kitchen will immediately appear more open and inviting. Everything from toasters to coffee makers will make their way into individualized appliance garages adding to the overall minimalist look.
4 - COLORFUL PATTERNED TILES
To personalize and add refinement to your kitchen, incorporate bright tiles for walls or backsplashes. Why choose one particular color or style when there are so many unique patterns and color schemes to consider for building a stand out kitchen design. Introduce patterned tiles with geometric prints on accent walls or combine classic elements with modern ideas to impose eclecticism in your kitchen space.
5 - GOLDEN ACCESSORIES
A splash of metallic in your kitchen makes for a great focal point. It seems to us that the golden hardware trend is actually here to stay. We’ll take it one step further and say that metals can be timeless however best played as a supporting actress. Whether in faucets or in all kinds of accessories, such as lamps or even glassware, gold and brass will be even more prevalent in 2018. Copper is also still trending in all kinds of details including faucets, sinks and hoods. Copper sinks complement copper fixtures and grab attention. If done right, metals are one of those things that will always be in fashion. From our experience though, the cheaper the selection the quicker it will go out of style.
So, which of the above kitchen trends are you loving? Do any of you already have these in your kitchen? Let us know your thoughts and if you have any other trend predictions in the comment section below.