Top 6 Current Kitchen Trends
When beginning your kitchen remodel it is helpful to take a look at the current kitchen trends. Whether it is the colors and styles of the custom cabinets, the countertops and flooring, there are plenty of trends to follow. LaFata Cabinets gives a summarized list of the current kitchen trends to keep you right in the loop for your kitchen remodel.
In almost every kitchen, people are choosing the two-toned look when picking out their cabinets. The perimeter cabinets tend to be more of a lighter color. The main trend is classic white painted cabinets, light creams, light greys, and even natural wood colors. The island is what is contrasted to the perimeter cabinets, creating the two-toned look. The island color is normally a darker color, such as a darker brown or black. We also see a lot of trends that feature a pop of color for the island.
Another kitchen trend is a large island in the center of the kitchen. People are choosing a larger island for many reasons. The island can be used as an entertainment area when having company over. It provides more seating, and makes it an easy spot for people to gather around. Larger islands also give more versatile usage to your overall kitchen. It can be an area for food prep, cooking, storage, and even work. Many people are also beginning to put a sink or oven in their island.
One trend that is a huge addition to current kitchens is open shelving. People are putting open shelves in their kitchens that are either within the cabinetry or free standing, to display décor or other items. Another trend you see within the cabinetry is cut for glass. Cabinet doors have clear glass to use for displaying the items inside. A kitchen trend that is rather unique is the idea of hidden appliances. People put a cabinet door over the appliance so they are hidden. It makes the kitchen look more uniform, and hides the look of the appliance.
Countertops & Backsplash
In terms of countertops, the current trend is more of a lighter color top such as quartz, with slight veining. People are choosing the lighter colors, as well as a bright white. The current trend for backsplash seems to be subway tiles. There are a variety of sizes to choose from to change up the basic style. Geometric patterns such as honeycomb & hexagons are also popular. Another backsplash trend is a quartz slab to match the counters instead of individual pieces.
A current trend with kitchen flooring is light floors. People seem to be choosing light vinyl flooring, large tiles, or even hardwood. They all seem to be in the lighter color category, no matter which type of flooring is being used.
One of the current trends with kitchen lighting is accent lighting. Many people put a variety of types of kitchen lights in the kitchen. Recess lights mixed with pendent lights is the top combination. The main trend is pendent lights. Two or three pendent lights are hung above the kitchen island to make it the focal point of the kitchen. There are plenty of styles to choose from when choosing pendent lights depending on your style.