Some styles never get old, the shaker style cabinet or flat cabinet seem to make their way through time with ease compared to detailed ornamental cabinets. This year is all about simplicity and you might find less crown moulding on the top upper cabinets for a cleaner, sleek look. Changes for this year seem to be more requests for coloured cabinetry, some are opting for a darker shade like navy or black adding a bold, modern look. To add to this minimalist style are handle free doors with cut outs instead of handles.
Wood cabinetry brings a warm finish, it is modern and fresh looking using browns, grays and beiges which remind us of the outdoors. Darker countertops made of natural materials and earth tones are becoming popular. Using natural woods like walnut for its rich colour and natural grain. Having two tones in your kitchen also creates a major visual impact. We have seen many variations of this such as white cabinets and a dark island or surrounding countertops in one shade and butcher block on the island. there are so many options out there.
A new idea on the rise is double islands. One island is used more as a working island with sink while the other is more of a gathering place. One would need a large space to put this idea in motion. The secondary island does provide more storage and can keep your kitchen more organized. Having one area for eating at a bistro type table and the other area for a busy cook ready to assemble food and keep all the prep in one spot. Another favourite idea for keeping things in one place is having a pantry. It keeps everything all together instead of scattered around the kitchen. Pantries have become very popular and are a must have in new kitchens.
Colourful kitchen tile always adds a pop of colour to your space. As white kitchens will always be in style, this leaves room to use unique shapes or intricate designs to add charm to your kitchen. Colour pops have also been seen with appliances and hoods, using colours such as turquoise or red. This gives a special look with a custom feel. Others may opt for more subtle shades like brown, champagne or dark gray appliances, getting away from the standard white or stainless steel.
This year and every year, building a kitchen is always interesting and unique.