The Kitchen is widely known as the heart of the home, and because of this we love to show it off. Whether it be with fancy cabinets, expensive stone countertops or beautiful lighting. In case you are in a bind with trying to figure out what to do with your kitchen, listed below are just a few trends you can expect to find in 2015.
HUGE Slabs Of Stone As Your Backsplash When I first see monolithic stone backsplashes like the one you see to your left I think expensive - prohibitively so, but I still can't help but pore over them as if a mason were standing by waiting for me to decide on one for my own kitchen. Natural beauty of stone is allowed to shine with the running veins, making this one of the biggest statements in your kitchen.
Customized Drawers Cabinets and drawers now conceal custom features such as: tall silverware holders, pullout doors attached to shelves for pots and pans, holders for recycling and garbage bins, and racks for canned and dry goods. Inserts are often customizable and help to maintain a clutter-free kitchen.
Furniture-Style Design Features By now you have seen the IKEA hacks, cheap apartment fixes and other trends, so more than likely as you walk into newer homes or recent remodels you will see these approaches in their kitchen. Hand dipped entry tables and chairs, seen left is hand painted gold tips to an island. Polish this look off with gold appliances and fixtures. Raising an island on legs or including intricate paneling with contrasting top and sides are ways of turning counters and islands into a piece you'll be proud of.
Bright or Black: Bold And Daring Cabinets Color is wonderful, except when it can be too bright for certain personality types. If you are not too set on a colorful or an all-white kitchen, then look to the other end of the spectrum and consider choosing black as the dominate tone in your culinary zone. Black makes a strong sleek statement, and black doors seem to fade making any accessories, backsplashes/wallpapers, and lighting extremely important during selection time. To add extra visual interest to your black cabinets try infusing the space with cabinet paneling.
Repetitive Warm Patterns A major trend is seeing a move away from geometric patterns and toward warm, elegant, repetitive motifs instead. Which will take shape in wall coverings, barstool fabric, stained glass cabinetry or large print backsplashes. If you like geometric patterns try using warm wood cabinets for a warm flush against simple or neutral geometric patterns (as shown to the left).
Vertical-Joint Wood Paneling Something about this trend reminds me of the coast. And like all things ocean related we tend to bring them into our homes, probably due to our desire of wanting to be on a nice vacation consistently! The vertical paneling is a subtle detail drawing your eye to the height of a room or the choice of flooring. See here. Try a paneled ceiling or cabinetry, both of which will add an extra layer of interest.
Shaker style Classic Shaker-inspired kitchens never seem to go out of style. A lot of individuals love the traditional style and warmth of the Shaker style. Try focusing on the paneling of cupboard doors, which can work in a classic or contemporary space. Focus on clean lines and add a bright rug under the dining table for visual interest.
Whatever you choose, be sure that you truly love it. Not just because your neighbor has something similar. Is it a color you love? Does it work with stains and smudges? How does the light-fixture shine when turned on? How can I add my personality into my kitchen? Be sure to ask all the simple questions when you go out shopping. And as always, happy remodeling!