Stunning Kitchen Design Trends for the Foodies in Your Family
Build a Space That Brings Everyone Together
Do you feel it? The first bite of cool fall weather is in the air. And while the leaves may be changing outside, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending a lot more time inside now that summer is over.
That means it’s time to consider all of the home upgrades you may have overlooked in the warmer months. And what better place to start than the kitchen?
If you’re like us, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your kitchen as the holidays approach. So, you don’t want it to look shabby and out-of-date. And you’ll want to enjoy all the modern conveniences currently available to simplify holiday meal planning.
Looking for some fun kitchen trends that you can enjoy this year? Just keep reading.
Simple Design, with a Twist
We all know the trend in kitchen design is simple lines and open concepts. That’s nothing new. Opening up the space means you and your family can gather for hours and not feel confined.
But this year, it’s time to add a little nuance to the room. One popular trend is two-toned cabinetry. Add a bit of pop without overwhelming the senses or dominating the eye the way a bold backsplash does.
Two-toned cabinets are a perfect addition to an elegant space that shows how your eye for style works seamlessly with your flare for cooking.
Some homeowners won’t even consider counters that aren’t stainless steel or marble. It can make one kitchen blend into the next – and turn the heart of your home into nothing special.
Instead, be bold with your countertop choices. Hot trends right now include oak slab, sealed wood, and lacquered copper, all of which make a fine elegant statement.
If you’re looking to build your new kitchen around a interesting statement piece, you can’t go wrong by being a little brave with your countertops.
Set the Tone with Lighting
If you’ve ever spent a few minutes trying to get the perfect Instagram shot of your meal while it cools on the counter, you know just how important lighting is to presentation.
But you can’t spend 24 hours a day in the golden hour of sunlight, however, you can enjoy the next best thing, right in your own kitchen. Smart lighting has evolved. Today’s systems allow you to “tune” the color temperature, making the light look more natural, like real sunlight.
There are plenty of benefits to this. Tunable lighting can help you focus or relax. It can prepare you for every moment of the day based on your circadian rhythms. And most importantly, it can make the casserole you spent the last hour and a half baking look impeccable.
Keep Smudging to a Minimum
We’ve all been here: install a couple of shiny, new, stainless-steel appliances in your kitchen, and within a few hours they’re smudged up with fingerprints.
Why suffer the endless task of wiping them away? One of the most stylish new trends in 2018 is matte finish appliances.
Matte finish is the perfect complement to bold countertops and two-tone cabinets. They won’t overwhelm the senses, and they’ll look nice for years.
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