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Top Trends in Kitchen Design

Andrew Lemieux
Top Trends in Kitchen Design

It’s the first place your snack-craving kids go to after a long day at school, the place you make a beeline to after a long day at work, and the place where your pup gets his fix of kibbles every morning. It’s your kitchen.

The kitchen is the modern home’s focal point, especially during the holidays. It’s also the room that can add the most value to your home when renovated, so now couldn’t be a better time to upgrade it. What’s in, and what’s out? Let’s explore the top trends in kitchen design in Fall 2023.

1. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Remember when all-white kitchens were all the rage? Those days are fading away. Dark hues are here, which means dark cabinets are on trend.

White cabinetry provides a simple, elegant appearance that works well with virtually any kitchen design, but homeowners today want to give their kitchens more visual interest by infusing various paint and stain hues into their spaces. Popular cabinet colors include black and dark shades of green, blue, and purple. These kitchen hues are perfect for giving your space a bold, luxe, riveting appeal.

2. Hardwood + Ceramic = Winning Kitchen Design

Hardwood floors have been in demand for years, and their popularity continues in 2023. Don’t overlook the power of ceramic tiles, though. This flooring option is increasingly taking center stage in homes across America. Hardwood stands out for its sophisticated, natural look and longevity, and ceramic tiles are popular due to being environmentally friendly, stain resistant, and available in a wide range of hues and styles.

Are you looking for the best of both worlds? Choose ceramic tiles that mimic the look of hardwood. These are the perfect options for homeowners who love the appearance of hardwood and the ease of maintenance of tiles.

3. Less Is More

Streamlining the kitchen is in this year, with homeowners opting for a cleaner look versus the farmhouse style of the past. The farmhouse aesthetic usually features open shelves and visible plates and cups, creating a jumbled look. Farmhouse kitchens’ rustic elements (e.g., wood beams and cabinetry) also might not match the remainder of your home, particularly if it’s a contemporary-style house.

Bring your kitchen into 2023 by removing your upper cabinets to make the room look bigger and maximize your countertops or installing cabinetry with flat fronts. Using light paint hues and installing sleek-looking pendant lights can further give your kitchen a minimalist look. Neutral hues like beige and gray work well for walls, cabinetry, doors, and appliances. Add accent colors to the kitchen using area rugs, greenery (e.g., cacti), and paintings. Metal accents like stainless steel sconces and bronze backsplashes can also give your room a streamlined, fashion-forward look.

Creating a transitional kitchen is the best option if you’d like to merge elements of traditional and contemporary styles. Interior design tips for kitchens that fit this category include blending ceramic tiles (contemporary) with polished stones (rustic) and sticking with neutral hues for a seamless look.

4. Big Island of … Your Kitchen

Gone are the days when the kitchen island was a dainty feature used primarily for decorative purposes. Islands are now kitchen hubs, serving as the main areas where family members and friends gather to eat, play games, and shoot the breeze. They’re also increasingly important storage solutions, particularly when wall cabinetry is removed to create a more spacious-looking kitchen. The right cabinet in 2023 sits at the intersection of style and function by featuring storage cabinets for appliances, bar seating, and chandelier task and ambient lighting for all family activities.

5. The Quartz Craze Continues…

Quartz remains a top choice for luxurious kitchen countertops since this stone is sturdy, simple to maintain, and bacteria-resistant since it isn’t porous. Granite, another in-demand countertop choice, is more expensive and harder to maintain. Quartz countertops also remain on homeowners’ radar in 2023 since they come in various colors and styles (e.g., mimicking stone). The best colors include neutrals like taupe for a clean kitchen look.

6. Bold Backsplashes

Elevating your kitchen’s look is easy with a tile backsplash as long as you choose a product with large tiles versus itty-bitty backsplash squares. Bigger tiles in earth tones like brown are especially making a splash since they hide splashes easily and make any kitchen feel cozy.

Upgrade Your Kitchen With Confidence Today

Elevating the look and feel of your kitchen in 2023 is a breeze. Embrace dark cabinet colors, and consider installing floor tiles that look like hardwood floors to enjoy the benefits of both ceramic and wood.

Remember to also keep your kitchen design simple for a minimalist, streamlined look. Incorporating a large island, quartz countertops, and gorgeous backsplashes can further transform your kitchen. Take advantage of all of the above-listed top trends in kitchen design to make your family’s favorite space stand out for all the right reasons in 2023 and beyond.

Andrew Lemieux
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