OPEN SHELVING. For some of us we cannot imagine having any open shelving in our kitchen but it is done for practicality and design. It produces a lived-in feel and visually enlarges the space making it feel warm and inviting. A great way to accent open shelving is the use of LED lighting.
FURNITURE-STYLE DESIGN FEATURES. Kitchen designers are starting to think of the elements in your kitchen like pieces of furniture. This approach marks another step in the evolution of the kitchen as the hub of the home and not just a functional area to cook. Furniture- style cabinetry in your kitchen will allow you to have a sophisticated custom feel to the area.
TRANSITIONAL STYLE. Design trends favor a little of the classic alongside some contemporary. When working with a designer let your kitchen meet somewhere in the middle like using classic subway tile on your backsplash but installed in a contemporary layout or using Shaker-style cabinet doors with modern touches.
OPEN PLAN KITCHENS. Open plan design is not a new concept but what you will begin to see more of is a reduced amount of cabinetry (shocking to think that we would choose to eliminate storage, I know) which opens up the space and makes it appear larger. Also expect to see an increase in large center islands and computer work stations incorporated into kitchen design plans.
GREY TONES. From flooring to wall color expect to see more grey tones in home interiors. This color is expected to become the new beige with a sophisticated and refined look. Consider using grey colored cabinetry, installing grey tiles, painting your walls in a grey tone, and even introducing a grey toned accent piece (furniture-style painted island?) in your kitchen
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