This Year’s Most Popular Kitchen Trends

At W.B. Homes, we know kitchens and we are happy to share a few of our favorites to inspire you in creating your perfect kitchen. Trends are showing the kitchens are “white” hot and feature hidden appliances and a mix of finishes to make quick, casual dining a snap.

Hot Trend: Tuxedo Kitchen Cabinets

“Homeowners are starting to take bigger design risks in the kitchen,” according to the Zillow report. “Expect to see a rise in tuxedo, or two-toned painted cabinets where the top and bottom doors are painted in complimentary colors such as navy blue and soft gray or beige.”

Hot Trend: Hidden Appliances

These days, people want everything in their kitchen to look beautiful—including their appliances. Thanks to this growing trend, you’ll see more concealed coffee stations, microwave drawers, and refrigerators disguised with cabinet fronts, like this one.

Hot Trend: Wood Paneling

You can thank Joanna Gaines and her influence for the rise of farmhouse style looks like this one. According to Zillow, wood paneling or shiplap, often painted in white, will be popping up in everything from backsplashes to ceilings.

Hot Trend: Mixed Hardware and Finishes

While stainless steel is still a popular choice, both designers and homeowners are willing to experiment with various metals to create an eclectic space. You can expect to see more gold, rose, black, and a mix of all of the above.

Fad on the Way Out: Speckled Granite

Yes, granite is still a favorite amongst homeowners, but brown and speckled varieties are becoming increasingly unpopular.

Fad on the Way Out: Dark Wood

Light, white, and bright kitchen designs have soared in popularity meaning darker materials and woods are on the way out.

Fad on the Way Out: Short Kitchen Cabinet

Tall cabinets that extend all the way to the ceiling not only offer more storage, they also make a kitchen appear larger and grander.

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