Five Kitchen Design Trends That Will Stick Around

Katelyn Preston August 12, 2016

Remodelling your kitchen — or what some call the heart of the home — can be a big investment. Naturally, you’d be concerned about making the right choices. The hottest trends of the moment may seem tempting but honestly, the last thing you want is a kitchen that will look dated in a matter of a few years simply because you followed a trend. But that doesn’t mean you have to play it safe and settle down for an uninspiring design.

While trends come and go, there are some trends that never go out of style. Here are five such design trends that will turn your kitchen into a space that will add value to your life and home (and fetch boatloads of compliments too!)

1. Stick to Neutral Shades

Neutral palettes are a great choice if you want your kitchen to stand the test of time, but it doesn’t have to be boring. While white or white-based tones have been the popular choices for ages, you can try charcoal, grays and even neutral pastels like pale blue, pale green-gray or navy to switch up the style quotient of your kitchen without going overboard.

2. Go for a Transitional Design

Minimalist contemporary designs are high demand due to their sleek simplicity, but they can give off a cold vibe, plus the non-cluttered look can be hard to maintain. Also, the overall look and feel of your home may not sit too well with such edgy designs. On the other hand, going fully traditional may not be an option you’d want to commit to for long-term. The solution? Try transitional design, which combines contemporary and traditional to exploit the best parts of each.

3. Ditch Upper Cabinets for Open Shelves

Less is more for modern kitchens. And no matter what your design choices are, this minimalist trend will make sense for many years down the road. Opting for open shelves instead of upper cabinets can lighten the space while providing plenty of storage. The only problem is, open shelves can be prone to collecting dust. This can easily solved by choosing glass-front cabinets. They won’t have the bulky look of the closed cabinet, but they will protect your dishes from grease, dust, and grime the same way wood or metal-front cabinets would.

4. Get Shaker Cabinets

Speaking of cabinets, there are few things as constant in kitchen design for many decades as shaker cabinets. And why not? The simple, clean lines of the shaker cabinet matches beautifully with all styles, from contemporary to traditional. This is why they make for a great choice if you want to stay on trend without trying too hard. Plus, if you ever feel the need for an upgrade, a simple change of cabinet color can bring a whole new feel into your kitchen.

5. Install Built-In/Integrated Appliances

Besides saving a lot of space, built-in/integrated appliances are designed to disappear, giving you unlimited creative freedom to design your kitchen the way you want. Plus, built-in or integrated designs are high on functionality — appliances that are seamlessly hidden within the cabinetry are meant to mimic the surrounding countertop, increasing the counter space.

If you’re thinking about giving your kitchen a facelift, it’s always advisable to do it in a way that guarantees returns over a long period of time. The above trends address your needs, convenience, and savings, ensuring you’ll enjoy your kitchen for many years to come.