I wouldn’t consider myself to be super trendy, design wise, but there have been a lot of changes in the kitchen design department that I’d be more than happy to keep up with. It seems that now, more than ever, people are starting to really infuse a sense of style into their kitchens and these spaces are evolving from the spot where dinner is made to an extension of our other living spaces. For those of you searching for your dark wood cabinetry and granite countertop filled kitchens (I’m looking at you House Hunters…) you might want to consider the latest kitchen trends and what’s on its way in…

Here’s my list of some of the latest kitchen trends that, I think, are here to stay…

Open shelving

I think this is the most obvious kitchen trend lately, and while my jury is still out on whether or not we’ll look back on this trend fondly (think sponge painted walls of the 90’s…how did we let that happen!?) I think it’s safe to say this one will be around for a while. While I have yet to institute this new trend in my own kitchen, I do appreciate the chance (for those brave enough) to display their beautiful dishes, cookbooks, or just your ability to organize. It’s also a nice way to take a little visual weight off of your kitchen and allow things to feel a bit more airy.


Two-Toned Cabinetry

I’m a big fan of this one and think we’ll be seeing it for quite some time. Two-toned cabinetry is a great way to create contrast in your kitchen while also adding some color. If you have a smaller, more enclosed kitchen, a darker color on your lower cabinets help to ground your kitchen space while the lighter upper cabinets make it feel a bit more open. Have a kitchen with high ceilings that feels a bit stark and empty? A darker color on top will help the space to feel cozier.


Wooden Countertops

Wooden countertops, in my opinion, are a timeless design choice that work well in every kind of design from country chic to sleek and modern. While wooden countertops do require some upkeep, and that may not be for everyone, it’s a great way to make a statement in your kitchen that is a lot more cost effective than natural stones like granite. These countertops will give you the cozy feeling of a big wooden table in your kitchen space while providing you a great prep and serving spot. I would still stick with a synthetic material like a CaesarStone or Zodiaq or an engineered stone countertop around sink areas (or spots that are prone to wetness) but a butcher block island countertop is a choice that will prove to make a stylish statement for decades to come. Amazing Granite, Quartz & Marble Kitchen Worktops In London – Topsco will cater for any taste and like.

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It seems pretty clear to me that grey is the new beige especially when it comes to kitchen designs. From walls to countertops and even cabinetry, grey is definitely the neutral to be right now and is a much cheerier choice than the muddy tan go-to color of the past few years. Grey is lighter and brighter than browns and tans and is the perfect neutral background for any other colors your want to introduce in your kitchen.

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So, what are your thoughts on some of these kitchen trends? What other new ideas in kitchen design have captured your attention?

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