8 Gorgeous Kitchen Trends That Will Be Huge in 2018
For a good decade, the all-white kitchen has dominated its fair share of Pinterest boards. But if you’re looking for something a little more layered, inviting, and personal, relief is in sight! Behold, the Neutral Kitchen 2.0. It’s still understated, but (thankfully!) not cold, sterile, or cookie-cutter.
If you choose a light paint for walls or cabinetry, select a dark floor stain to up the cozy factor of the room.
Gray undertones lend a timeless, totally livable vibe to most paint colors—not just beige—whether it’s a sophisticated blue-gray seen in this photo (Oyster Bay by Sherwin-Williams), or a purple-gray (like Grayish by Sherwin-Williams )and green-gray (like Dry Sage by Benjamin Moore).
Heavy up the metal
The open shelving trend isn’t going anywhere and in a kitchen void of upper cabinetry, the hood is inevitably the centerpiece. Dress it accordingly! Copper sheeting, with coordinating straps and rivets, adds age-old warmth. See more at copperhoods.com
Design from the ground up
Rugs, however durable, aren’t practical for a heavy-use kitchen. Enter statement floor tile. It’s a more subtle way to add impact than, say, a bold eye-level backsplash (go to granadatile.com for similar quilt-like patterns).
Pecky Cypress Finishes
f you can’t get enough of the reclaimed-wood look, here are two words you’ll be hearing a lot: pecky cypress. Seen here on the hood and island, it’s a type of wood that has a grainy texture thanks to long, narrow burrows or cavities.
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Embrace Black Appliances
Plain old stainless steel has its merits, but in a small kitchen, a giant swath of silvery metal can quickly dominate the room. Appliance manufacturers such as GE, Samsung, and Whirlpool have wised up to this dilemma, introducing refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves in sophisticated shades of black and slate. We’re particularly fond of the new LG “Black Stainless Steel” series, a collaboration with designer Nate Berkus.