The kitchen is the heart of every home and this year’s kitchen design trends do their part to keep this hub of activity functional, beautiful and homey. By combining modern and traditional elements, these design trends embrace a decluttered lifestyle without sacrificing warmth and coziness. Whether you are looking to redo your entire kitchen or just add a few new details, we have ideas for everyone!

Add Some Color

Say goodbye to all white kitchens. It’s time to add a little color (or a lot). Bold cabinet colors are a big trend this year. If you’re feeling really adventurous choose two colors for a two-tone kitchen. Paint your upper and lower cabinets in two different colors.

We hear the hottest colors so far this year are mint green and hunter green. If the idea of painting your cabinets green feels like a bit much consider adding pops of color. For example a bold colored upholstery on bar stools or colorful light fixtures. 

Matte Black

To contrast all that color, appliances are going matte black this year, as well as fixtures and hardware. Not into black? Try pewter or gunmetal, two very hot colors this year. 

Natural Materials

Letting the raw materials shine through is another design trend this year. Stone, especially tall stone backsplashes, wood, and shiplap are taking center stage. Take it a step further and embrace a vintage vibe through lighting and fixtures, and details like hand wrapped rattan furniture. Try leather or wood pulls on cabinetry for a really unique look. Chunky hardware is very in right now. 

Go High Tech

Appliances are becoming more and more high tech and they fit into any kitchen design. There are smart refrigerators on the market that come equipped with touch screens, interior cameras, and wifi. Whether you are going for a vintage vibe or a sleek modern look, these appliances will make life easier and your kitchen look great.


Integrated Appliances

Appliances are not only smart they are also seamless. Hoodless ventilation and induction cooktops are sleek and unobtrusive. Appliances that don’t stick out and blend into the rest of the design are very on trend right now. 

Pendant Light Fixtures

Pendant light fixtures continue to be popular. They help denote different spaces in an open floor plan. Hang some over a dining room table to create a separate area within a larger space. 

Clutter-Free, Or Not

Another big kitchen trend this year is a clutter-free kitchen. Concealed storage for everything from coffee makers to toasters leaves counters blissfully clear. Or go for open shelving, another big trend this year. Replace upper cabinets with open shelves and display items for a bold statement. 


Redesigning a kitchen is all about keeping it functional and homey at the same time. Whether you’re looking to just add some color or transform your whole kitchen, we can help! For more design tips, interior design services or help staging your home to sell, contact us today and we’d be happy to make a personalized design plan with you.