As you ring in the New Year, you may be considering remodeling your kitchen for an energetic new look. The kitchen design trends for 2016 are full of spice and offer something flavorful for every household. Buoyant colors, vivacious patterns and textures, and utilizing cozy wide-open spaces are just a few of the trends leading the renovation of the culinary core and social gathering hub of the home.
Calming Neutral Shades and Vibrant Accentuations
Color is always a key influence in kitchen design trends. This year, you can expect to see a continuation of neutral colors, such as lavish shades of gray and classical variations of taupe and beige. The traditional black and white colors will still maintain popularity among many homes. Some people are nervous about diving into the bolder hues when selecting their palette. Do not be afraid to play around with color. The best way to take on this adventure is to use accents, such as appliances, bar stools, linens, or countertop accessories. Chic colors debuting in 2016 include ‘fresh mint,’ ‘peacock,’ and deep timber tones.
Bold Metallic Accents
Metallic accents will continue to dominate kitchen design trends in 2016. Many families will opt to keep their silver and chrome accents; however, bronze, gold, and copper will show up on cabinet knobs, fixtures, and even faucets in homes embracing the eclectic style. This contemporary look will bring flair to your kitchen, but just be careful not to “over-accent.”
Innovative Sintered Ceramic Surfaces
A new surface will be the forefront in kitchen design trends this year. The stain-, fire-, and heat-resistant sintered ceramic is the most covetous surface for 2016. This low-permeability and high-density material has much in common with quartz. The material has continued to grow in popularity over the last couple of years, as consumers increasingly desire a low-maintenance material for their kitchen surfaces. Sintered ceramic is a strong and durable surface that offers a stunning appearance, guaranteed to catch your eye.
Rich Textures and Patterns
Texture is in. In addition to texturing walls, backsplashes, and accent furniture, you can add in the perception of texture by using surfaces and accents with a variety of widths. Expect to see a comeback of patterns on surfaces, backsplashes, and flooring. While some patterns feature avant-garde designs, others stick to solid geometric shapes. Remember to use patterns in moderation. Too many different patterns can overwhelm your kitchen.
Take Advantage of Your Open Spaces
Turn your kitchen into a warm gathering spot for everyone in the house. Fill in open boundaries between connected rooms with comfortable benches, zesty bar stools, and transitional banquets or unique accent furniture. If you decide to go with neutral colors, consider adding a little flavor to the room with bold-colored bar stools. Create a collage of seating space, inviting guests to gather for fellowship in your cozy haven.
Get Organic in the Kitchen
In a time where “going organic” is a trend in the grocery aisles, why not bring the natural look into your kitchen? This earthy theme utilizes well-known materials, such as wood, stone, and concrete. Enhance the look by adding in bamboo, river rock, and oxidized metals. Jute and linen give a subtle comfort to the rustic atmosphere. Brighten up the area with some lively plants and fragrant herbs. This room is sure to inspire some gourmet cooking, while providing an intimate gathering spot for family and friends.
If you are looking to renovate your entire kitchen or just to make some minor changes or modifications, these fresh kitchen design trends will create the chic look you are craving. It is time to liven up your culinary hub and devour some of these exciting new improvements. Contact HomesHeart today for your free design consultation.