Current Kitchen Design Trends

Building a new home or renovating your current kitchen is an exciting time.  The possibilities are endless – but that also means you’ll have many choices and decisions to make.  Try checking out these current kitchen design trends to help narrow down some of the options and get your creative juices flowing.  For more ideas, visit our Houzz profile and browse through our projects and ideabooks.

Kitchen Design Trend: Streamlined Doors

Sleek, smooth, and minimalist.  The slab cabinet door is flat with no frame or panel.  It brings a clean, uncluttered look to your overall kitchen design.  Slab doors come in a wide range of options that fit every budget.  Solid wood cabinet doors in wood species like walnut bring a rich natural touch to a kitchen design.  Textured melamine doors in light grain colours can be a more affordable option that lend a European touch to your project.

Kitchen Design Trend: Two-Tone Cabinetry

It’s time to bring colour into the kitchen!  The two-tone kitchen cabinet trend can be executed in a variety of ways.  In general, home owners select a dark colour or wood for their base cabinets, with a light paint or stain for their upper cabinets.  This has a grounding effect and makes the kitchen look larger, since the lighter shade draws the eye upwards.  Another option is to have all the kitchen cabinets one colour except for the cabinets on the kitchen island.  Choose a bold colour or wood to make the island especially striking in appearance.

Kitchen Design Trend: White Countertops

Clean white quartz countertops have been popular for some time now, and the trend shows no sign of ending soon.  Quartz slabs with a white background and grey veins or marbling is one of the most popular options.  Home owners can choose between warmer whites or cooler whites, depending on the colour of cabinetry chosen.

Kitchen Design Trend: Black Cabinets

White and bright kitchens will probably always be a classic look, but black kitchen cabinets are trending now. Choose a matte finish to create a striking modern design… and minimize the appearance of smudges and fingerprints.  Pair it with a glossy quartz countertop for extra luxury and sophistication.  Finish the look with hardware in silver, gold, or black tones. 

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