Top 8 Design Trends for Your Kitchen

Top 8 Design Trends for Your Kitchen and Around the Home

A year never goes by without new trends emerging for kitchen and home design. Folks are always finding ways to update the spaces in their house, especially the kitchen.

One of the most popular areas of the home is the kitchen, so it’s no surprise that it makes it to the top of most homeowners’ design to-do list.

If you’re considering making changes to your kitchen and house, then you may find the following trends intriguing.

Let’s look at the hottest kitchen design trends for 2018.

1. Kitchens with More Color Schemes

Kitchen with bright and bold colors

The kitchen should be a fun and inviting place, which is why a lot of people are adding more color to their cooking spaces. This is done using colorful appliances, backsplashes and cabinetry.

But the same can be done for your countertops. You can choose all sorts of colors for your kitchen counters, whether it is bold or accents the bold color palette of your kitchen.

One popular material for making a colorful statement is quartz. This is an engineered stone that you can dye just about any color. Some manufacturers and contractors will customize the colors of the stone slabs for you.

2. Warmer Colors in the Kitchen and House

Kitchen with warm colors

Cool neutrals will always have a place in some homeowners’ hearts, but there are countless others who are leaving these palettes behind for warmer options. In 2018, we can expect to see more homes with warmer tones, such as grays, reds and earthy browns, blacks, rust, camel and tobacco. Even burnt yellow will have a place in these scenes.

3. Stainless Steel Takes Over White Kitchens

Kitchen with stainless steel appliances,

You may be guilty of having this trend in your kitchen. White appliances and sinks are quickly becoming a thing of the past. It’s replacement – stainless steel.

Surely, you been in homes with stainless steel stoves, fridges and even sinks. And in some rare cases, you may have witnessed a stainless-steel countertop or two in a residential setting.

Then to go with this newfound trend, we will see more darker hues throughout the kitchen. For instance, we’ll see counters and sinks made with concrete, stone, granite and copper. Some of the colors we’ll see include bronze, gray and black.

4. Floral Designs Return

Kitchen with flowery designs

When you think of floral designs, you likely think of a grandma. But today’s homeowners aren’t implementing flowery designs in the same way.

Rather than having floral designs in chair covers, we’re seeing them in person on the table. You will find more over-sized blooms used as center pieces and lovely red rose themes implemented throughout the kitchen.

There are many ways you can add florals to your kitchen design, whether it’s painted onto your cabinetry or used subtly.

5. Wallpaper Style Backsplashes

Kitchen with tile backsplash that looks like wood

Subway tiles continue to be a force to reckon with, but you’ll find others using different types of backsplashes. One is those that look like wallpaper.

You can find tile in an assortment of colors, textures and designs, which you give you space to play around with creativity. For instance, you can go with a design that resembles wood, fabric, concrete, fabric or resin.

6. Concrete Accents in the Kitchen

Kitchen with concrete island

Granite and marble are great options for the kitchen. And one way to accent these natural stones is with concrete. This too is a popular stone, but most people don’t want to fully implement it into their home design.

One way to blend the styles is to add a concrete kitchen island surrounded by granite counters. Make sure the colors are the same or contrasts nicely.

7. Large Farmhouse Sinks

Kitchen with farmhouse sink

It’s interesting to see how bigger than life products are finding their way in minimalistic homes. For instance, you can find a small kitchen with a farmhouse design that includes an over-sized sink.

It’s features like these can make a tiny space more productive and efficient. We expect to see a blend of big and small appliances and fixtures in kitchens, bathrooms and other parts of the home.

For example, you may find bathrooms with trough and bucket sinks.

8. Quartz Countertops in Kitchens and Bathrooms

Kitchen with quartz counters
Quartz stone is engineered, but this doesn’t detract from its natural-looking beauty. It looks a lot like marble and granite, but doesn’t come with a porous surface. This makes it easier and cheaper to maintain.

You can find quartz in an array of color options, which include grays, blues, reds and black. Whatever color scheme you choose for your kitchen décor, you can match it with your quartz counters.

What’s also appealing about quartz counters is that they don’t easily burn, stain or scratch. There’s no need to seal the surface, since it has a resin built in that keeps it is looking great.

Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Kitchen Countertops

It seems kitchen counters are a big overall trend for kitchen updates. It’s a new year, which means you need to focus on improving yourself and your home.

One way to do so is to install functional and durable countertops in your kitchen. This is exactly what we do for homeowners in Washington DC, Arlington, Annapolis, Bethesda and Baltimore.

At KNC Granite, we have a team of licensed and insured professionals who both fabricate and install countertops for you. You can get a free estimate from our consultants to ensure you get exactly what you want at a price you can afford.

If you’re interested in granite, marble or quartz, you’ll be happy to learn of the warranties our products come with. These are all backed with manufacturer warranties from leading brands, such as Silestone, Caesarstone, MSI and Cambria.

Visit our showroom to see our countertops before you buy. Call us today if you have questions or would like to schedule your free estimation.

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