Kitchens have gone through so much transformation over the years. Kitchen manufacturers must pay close attention to the quickly developing trends throughout the world, from the runway to popular furniture.
These are some of the trends of this millennium.
1) Painted cabinets—We still see a large amount of white and off-white kitchens. However, gray is also being used frequently. Gray painted cabinets seem sleeker and more modern than simple white.
2) Custom painted colors—Instead of exclusively neutral colors, we now see a lot of custom painted colors in the kitchen. Sometimes the island is painted in a statement color for contrast; at other times, the entire kitchen is bright and original.
3) Cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling—Often, when kitchens have 8ft ceilings, cabinets stretch all the way to the ceiling. Tall cabinets add storage space and eliminate the need to clean above the cabinets.
4) Open floor plan—Our lifestyles have changed, and we all want to create a central space to hang out. The best way to do that is to create an open floor plan. Kitchens become the central place for the entire family, making meals a bonding experience.
5) Large central islands—With the rise of open floor plans, central islands have also become popular. When the walls have been removed, islands can provide much-needed storage space. They can also house sinks or cooking areas. When an island is not possible, sometimes a peninsula makes sense; it can add storage to the kitchen without blocking the view from other rooms.
6) Dark woods—For customers who like the wood look, trends have shifted from medium tones to the darker tones. Rather than the reddish cherry color that used to reign supreme, brown, cappuccino, and black have overtaken newer kitchens.
8) Double sinks—Instead of the small top mount single sinks, double sinks or deeper undermount sinks are extremely common. It is common to see more than one sink in today’s kitchens. The farm sink is also a popular choice.
9) Under cabinet lighting—Instead of having lighting from only one source, people frequently opt in for a good, varied lighting plan. Different types of lighting at different levels creates a completely different ambience in the kitchen.
10) Granite counters—There was a time when granite was considered a luxury item. Now, every kitchen seems to have granite or quartz counters. Higher-end kitchens use marble, glass, wood, soapstone, concrete or broken glass counters.