Some kitchen trends come and go while others stay popular for decades. Staying up with popular kitchen trends is important for those who are selling their homes. Having an updated kitchen can greatly increase the value of your home. So whether you’re putting your house on the market or you just want to stay up with the most popular design, here are the kitchen trends of 2016.
- Gray is the New White
- Soft Muted Color Palettes
- Smart Storage
- Quartz over Granite
- Mix Countertops
- Touch Activated Faucet
Painting your kitchen cabinets is an easy, inexpensive way to update your kitchen. While white is still a popular cabinet color, gray is expected to overtake white’s top spot. When choosing a gray tone for your cabinets be sure to choose a soft tone with a warmer hue. Gray can come off as cold, but that can be fixed by choosing the right gray.
If gray or white are not your top choices for cabinet colors, soft muted greens or blues are very popular choices in 2016. These less saturated colors are also popular for back splashes and accents throughout the kitchen. Pair your colorful cabinets with a simple white countertop.
This is a popular one for people who have a small kitchen. Storage space is very limited so designers have come up with ways to maximize small spaces. Multi-tiered drawers are a great way to get the most storage out of your kitchen without it looking too cluttered. A smaller drawer will open up within a big drawer so you don’t have to dig around to find what you need.
Granite was the leading countertop choice for years, but quartz has overtaken it in the past couple of years. Quartz is the toughest countertop and resists scratches, burns, and chips. It is also easier than granite to maintain because it doesn’t require sealing annually to prevent stains.
Quartz, granite, and laminate are no longer your only choices for countertops. Butcher block countertops are becoming very trendy, giving kitchens a simple yet stylish look. You can even have two different types of countertops such as quartz as your main one and butcher block for the island. Or if you have a two tiered island, you can use butcher block on the top tier and quartz or granite on the bottom.
The popularity of touch activated faucets has been rising significantly in the past couple of years. It may seem unnecessary but it’s very useful when you have sticky hands or just handled raw chicken. It’s also great for small children who can’t get reach the handle on the faucet.
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