Let’s face it: There’s zero chance you’re renovating your kitchen annually. But still, as the (excuse the cliché) heart of the home, this room is obviously impacted by changing styles and trends in interior design. And if, like us, you’re a little over the whole all-white-everything kitchen look, you’ll want to pay attention to the trends on the rise in kitchen design, from cabinetry to countertops to layout (are islands out?!). Well, we tapped some of our most trusted sources to hear what they’re already ordering for clients for installs next year. Read on for their most prescient predictions. (P.S. if you want to dig deeper into cabinetry predictions, check out our 2023 Kitchen Cabinet Trends here.)
“The kitchen island is having a renaissance,” proclaims Linda Hayslett. “I think we’ll see new shapes and a totally new mood.” Take, for example, this riff in Shavonda Gardner’skitchen, where a traditional island is swapped for a multifunctional dining table, a switch we’re anticipating seeing more of.
“I think we are finally seeing a return to dark stained wood cabinetry in the kitchen,” opines Studio Dearborn founder Sarah Robertson, who opted for it in the bar area of this kitchen. San Francisco-based Katie Monkhouse agrees: “I’m pinning all the warm toned wood right now,” she says.
PATTERN AND COLOR
Chicago designer Wendy Labrum doesn’t mince words when it comes to her prediction: “Color! Marble! We’re tired of basic and boring,” she proclaims. Christopher Peacock certainly got this memo when designing the kitchen for this year’s Kips Bay Dallas showhouse, where bold wallpaper, a graphic backsplash, and two-tone cabinets create a layered space.
Who says backsplash has to be white tile? In fact, this area can be the perfect canvas for a creative wall (especially if your kitchen lacks in wall space), and we’re finally starting to see if used this way. In her design for the 2022 Whole Home, Whittney Parkinson added an antiqued glass panel to hers to open the space up while providing warmth.
UNEXPECTED HUES ON CABINETRY
“Striking cabinet colors! Blues, greens, mauves, saffron—anything other than plain white,” predicts Molly Torres Portnof of DATE Interiors. In their design for the 2022 Brooklyn Heights Designer Show house, Baxt Ingui Architects looked to a mix of mauve and rose for an extra-special eat-in kitchen, as seen here.
If you do still want to stick to white, Nina Carbone foresees an increase in popularity of ivory—”not stark white” cabinets, which lend a warmer feel, like in this kitchen by DeVOL.
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