Whether you plan to sell your home, if you have bought a new home or if you simply want a new look for your kitchen, the latest trends are the best source of inspiration. If you’ve got plans to redecorate and upgrade your kitchen, be sure to give some thoughts to these new trends to help create a modern look.
Shelves instead of cabinets
The open kitchen concept has caught fire over the past few years and the latest addition to the trend is to have fewer upper cabinets. Shelves are a great idea to open up a space and to keep the contents visible as well as easily accessible. This is a great idea for smaller spaces as cupboards tend to fill up a space and make it appear cramped.
Drawing inspiration from age-old lighting, sconce lighting is one of the latest trends for this year as well as the next year. Sconce lighting fixtures are often adjustable and allow users to direct the light wherever they need. They come in a variety of different metals, colors and finishes to fit in with a range
With more opened up walls (thanks to the absence of wall cupboards), there is plenty of room to make the backsplashes a little more stylish. Gone are the days of boring old tiles. Natural materials such as limestone, marble and even stone are in the spotlight to create beautiful backsplashes that can even be styled up to create a bold statement.
Anything but chrome
The stainless-steel and chrome look is no longer in style. With rustic designs and vintage inspirations, aged gold, brass and simple black hardware have taken the center stage. If you are thinking of upgrading the hood, faucets and other fixtures, stay away from high gloss chrome and look for aged metals and solid blacks for a more up-to-date look. These work wonders with a range of different classic styles as well as many of the new trends.
Built in cabinets
If you are not a big fan of shelves, you can always opt for built-in cabinets for a beautiful, versatile and up-to-date design. These cabinets are built to sit on the counters as opposed to the ‘floating in the air’ look that was the standard for so many years. With added height, you will have extra storage space and can even add a few decorative elements.
Go for natural materials and finishes
Something we have seen in most interior design trends for the whole house is a greater prominence for natural materials and natural finishes. As for kitchens, exposed beams, wooden planks and stone counters are quite popular nowadays. In addition, recycled items and re-purposed elements are also highly recommended by many top-tier interior designers. The DIY look is very much in and adds a homely touch.