With the new year upon us, it’s time to start thinking about your dream kitchen. Whether searching for a new home right now, or thinking for the future – here are some of the latest and greatest trends to expect in 2017 including cabinetry and colors.
Say goodbye to those dark wood storage spaces and hello to tuxedo cabinets, which blend both dark and light color combos for an elegant yet classic space. Hidden appliances are also in, so using beautifully crafted and paint cabinets to house anything from toasters to microwaves. Appliance garages allow you to keep all the devices you need regularly plugged in and ready to use yet without cluttering your countertops.
Shaker-style cabinet doors in shades of white, off-white and light gray offer a clean, streamlined look desirable for kitchens this year. They go well with any type of style, from cottage to modern. Glass front cabinet doors are also making a comeback. This helps to break up the space visually so you’re not staring at a sea of solid cabinet doors. This also gives you the chance to showcase beautiful dishes, glassware and even collectibles that previously had to remain hidden.
It’s all about maximizing space and creating efficiency in the kitchen. No longer is a Lazy Susan enough when it comes to creating storage options in this important room of the house. Now, you have options, from pullout trays to bread boxes that make the most use of narrow, awkward spaces.
Got large, cavernous drawers that are only good for tossing junk? One way you can make them even more efficient and functional is to add custom inserts that can hold cutlery, silverware, canned goods, and even pots and pans.
When it comes to sinks, colorful is the way to go this year. The trend is moving away from white or stainless steel and moving toward bold hues such as lime greens, cobalt blues and deep reds. Use pops of that same color when constructing the back splash as well. Apron-front sinks are making their way into kitchens this year.
Red-brown is a hot color for kitchens right now, allowing for complementary accents in lavenders, mauves and purples. Palettes of black and white are still trendy, and probably always will be for their classic, timeless look.
Go bold or go home. That’s the sentiment for 2017 in terms of light fixtures. Go with oversized hanging lights featuring black fabric shades measuring two feet in diameter to create drama and a sense of depth perception, especially nice in a kitchen with a low ceiling, says HGTV.