Big Changes in Kitchen Trends
Some of the most consistent kitchen trends are changing this year, which may be upsetting for white kitchen cabinet owners. But don’t worry, there’s are ways to stay trendy on a budget. Here are some of the biggest changes in kitchen trends for 2018.
- White Kitchens are Out
- No More Granite Countertops
- Add Leafy Greens
- Get a Coffee Cart
- Matte Hardware
Where before white kitchens were seen as bright, now they are being seen as cold. The new trend is to have light-colored wood cabinets with flat fronts and clean lines. You can reface your cabinets, get new ones, or paint them a trendier color, such as gray, blue or green. Bringing warmth and color back to kitchens is the true desire of getting rid of white kitchen cabinets. In the picture below you can see that you can save some money by only changing out the bottom cabinets.
Granite countertops are becoming too busy for the kitchen. While some granite doesn’t have as much pattern, most of it has a lot. The trendy thing to do now is to use marble or quartz countertops. Marble is about the same price as granite and some types don’t have to be sealed. Quartz is more pricey but has the benefit of not having to be sealed at all, unlike granite and marble. When choosing your countertop, go with a more simple one with less pattern. This allows you to be creative with the kitchen flooring and backsplash. Some countertop patterns are so subtle that they work as the countertop and the backsplash.
No, I don’t mean spinach and lettuce. Succulents are becoming less popular and ivy and other long leaf plants, like ivy and eucalyptus, are coming back. The long leaves are able to droop around cabinet doors adding even more color. You could make this trendy idea practical as well by planting herbs. Basil, cilantro, and parsley are all beautiful plants that you can use for cooking.
Free up some counter space by getting a coffee cart. You can roll it around the kitchen or keep it in a corner. Either way, it adds style and practicality to your kitchen.
Shiny hardware for your kitchen cabinets has always been the go-to, but that is changing. Matte hardware in a dark color is the new trend. The dark color makes your cabinets stand out, whether they are painted or natural wood.
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