As in many aspects of design, the design aesthetic of kitchens varies region-to-region. A traditional look has long been the staple here in the Midwest, but slowly, homes are developing more of a contemporary feel with clean lines and simple styling.
Kitchen & Bath News, a trade publication for designers and remodelers, outlined the top trends in different regions of the United States in their October issue. Many different aspects of kitchen design were mentioned for each particular region, as briefly mentioned below, but across the board these trends appeared:
SIMPLE CABINET DESIGN
Shaker-style or clean lines for architectural aspects and doors has replaced highly ornamental trim work or ogee-paneled door faces.
GREY IS THE NEW BLACK
Whether the cabinets are painted grey or this soft hue is brought in through tile or wall color, grey can be used in both traditional and modern kitchen design.
Multi-use spaces, integrating appliances into cabinetry, or employing an open floor plan allows the kitchen to be more than just an area to cook but a family and entertainment hub.
Below are each designer’s top three trends that designers from all across the country told Kitchen & Bath News. For a more detailed explanation of each trend, you can read the article by Kim Berndtson on Kitchen & Bath News‘ online magazine here.
Designer: Nicolette Patton, AKBD NAR Fine Carpentry Carmichael, CA