2018’s Top Trends in Kitchen Design
Kitchens are no longer just a place to cook dishes and wash dirty dishes. In 2018, it has become the focal point of any home. As we celebrate the rise of the modern kitchen we need to take note of what has contributed to these changes. For instance, changing social dynamics and advancements in technology have contributed a great deal in turning focus on kitchen.
We list out 2018’s top trends in kitchen design.
1. Smart Kitchens
Modern appliances and fancy gadgets have entered the kitchen in full force. Today, into every appliance and function you can incorporate technology. This has given rise to smart kitchens.
From the ground up a lot of kitchens are built smart. For the convenience of homeowners who have older kitchens, smart gadgets, sensors and other devices can be added.
For instance, kitchen faucets that are motion Sense-equipped, refrigerators that can alert you when your grocery items are running low and many more other smart applications are now available.
As homeowners experiment with novel technologies kitchens incorporated with technology are becoming more popular.
2. Cabinet Colors: Opt for gray, white and dark paint colours
For kitchen cabinets, white is still a hot favorite. Its clean look never goes out of vogue. It is simply timeless and beautiful and suits all kinds of kitchens. To break the monotony of white, different paint colours are used on islands. Pop of colour is used to project it as an accent piece.
Grey comes next to white in the popularity list. It is versatile and can be paired with glamour accents and natural elements.
Dark-jewel tones like plum, emerald green, navy and green are also in vogue in 2018. They can enhance a kitchen space and look luxurious and dramatic at the same time. But you need to be careful because they can easily overpower the room.
3. Streamlined Textures, Materials and Designs
Designs and overall aesthetic have become more streamlined in 2018. Having said that, mid-century modern and farmhouse styles are still popular. But people are embracing simplicity to create a stress-free environment.
To open up the visual space people are removing upper wall cabinets. Open shelving is also popular.
Instead of the usual glossy or polished finishes, interesting textures are being used. To bring in that added punch you may even want to consider a ceiling treatment. The perfect choices are wood and coffered beams.
4. Quartz is Still King
Quartz still reigns supreme for high-end kitchen countertops. It can last forever as the material is extremely hardy. It is anti-microbial and is easy to maintain.
But more neutral and softer colors are being used.
Composite sinks made from the same material as the countertop are also rising in popularity.
5. Effective Storage Solution Cabinetry
The unnecessary waste of space is one of the biggest annoyances with kitchen cabinetry. Kitchen storage is one of the foundations to a functional kitchen. You will be faced with endless challenges and frustrations if it is ineffective or inadequate. Better storage solutions within the cabinetry are what homeowners are starting to look for. For instance, wastebasket cabinets for garbage, appliances garages for a small appliance, pull-outs for spices, tray dividers, drawer dividers for utensils and cutlery are also being used widely.
A range of new kitchen storage options are being brought into the modern kitchen in 2018, which makes cooking fun and effortless.
6. Appliances: New Preferences and Styles
Gray-toned appliances in metal finish are one of the hottest trends we are seeing in 2018. From the once traditional all-white appliances this is definitely a departure.
Single wall ovens and induction cook-tops are also rising in popularity. In the oven world, French Door wall oven is in vogue. From your smartphone, you can control its functions as it is equipped with Bluetooth. They look super stylish, too.
7. Hardwood Flooring and Ceramic Tile
When it comes to kitchen flooring hardwood flooring is still very popular. And ceramic flooring is the second most popular option as it is available in a variety of sizes, styles and designs. For instance, if you like the hardwood look or natural stone you can get ceramic tiles look like that. It can be designed to resemble a range of other materials, too.
8. Single Level Multipurpose Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands have become focal points and the hub of the kitchen. It is being made as a style statement to create an impact. They are being made with various under-counter appliances while also providing seating. In short, they are used for multipurpose.
9. Pet-Friendly Spaces in the Kitchen
For pets and babies, the kitchen can be a hazardous place. Babyproofing the cooking area is something we have all seen and done. In 2018, we will see more pet-friendly kitchens with feeding stations, pet food storage cabinet, built-in doggy bed and integrated play areas for cats!