For many people the kitchen is the heart of their home. Kitchens are gathering places and definitely comfort zones where people feel relaxed. And, most often they are always the center of activity. So, it makes sense that you want your home to have a beautiful kitchen design where your family, friends, and guests can enjoy themselves.
These days there’s a lot of exquisite kitchen designs trending all over the Internet and in home magazines. Whether you are remodeling, updating, or building a new home planning your dream kitchen can be fun and easy to do by researching current trends. And, you can make your kitchen your own by choosing those trends that reflect both your life and decorating style. Trends, however, are just that. By its very definition they are popular now, but what about five years, or 10 years down the road. The key here is to choose those trends that you truly love, can’t live without, and fit into your budget. Remember, you want your kitchen to reflect your personality so personalization is crucial when choosing the right trends for you.
2018 kitchen design trends that are topping the list
The good news is that there are a lot of new trends this year when it comes to kitchen designs. From bold colors, to more storage, countertops and mixing metals here’s a quick look at this year’s red hot trends.
Bold colors are all the rage. According to Houzz.com white kitchens still reign in 2018. However, the trend is to incorporate color into your dream space. This year, it’s all about bold color combinations from cabinets to floors to backsplashes. If you are no fashionista when it comes to choosing the color schemes visit the This Old House website for a little inspiration. Color combos such as pastels and multiple hues of blue will definitely make a statement. But, if you are still partial to a neutral color palate you can make it interesting by adding a pop of your favorite color.
Storage is where it’s at. A place for everything and everything in its place is the mantra for kitchen storage in 2018. Decluttering is in. And, people are paying for upgrades to their kitchen cabinets to ensure their countertops are clutter free. Pullout trash cans and storage systems, internal drawers, and wine/bar cabinets are a few storage solutions that are helping us declutter our spaces.
Engineered quartz countertops outrank granite. When it comes to countertops people are more than willing to pay out top dollar to get it right. This year engineered quartz has overthrown granite as the material of choice in both suburban and urban areas. For a warm feel and textured look try a butcher block countertop. Overall, marble is still going strong. Or, for a truly custom look you might want to try soapstone. However, it all comes down to your own personal style and your dream kitchen vision.
It’s ok to mix metals. In 2017 when nobody was looking or paying much attention, brass faucets and sinks slowly crept back into kitchens. This year, that trend continues. But, now you can get creative and we’ve got the thumbs up from home designers to mix metals. Trust your intuition here. If you like your kitchen fixtures to match then go with one material. But, if you want to mix it up and try different materials check out HGTV’s guide to Choosing the Right kitchen Sink and Faucet.
Kitchen design sources to help inspire you and get you thinking
For a comprehensive list of 2018 kitchen design trends check out the 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. The 38-page report outlines the kitchen preferences of 1,734 surveyed U.S. homeowners that recently completed a kitchen renovation or is planning a future renovation. And, to get a more aesthetic prospective of kitchen trends and design check out this article from Housebeautiful.com.