Kitchens are the heart of a home, and they deserve to look the best they can. They’re the place where most family gatherings happen and memories are created, so they need to be as inviting and personal as possible.

Achieve that by forgetting the all-white kitchens and checking out these gorgeous kitchen trends that will last and make your space much more interesting!

”The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.” -Debi Mazar

Darker Floors

Darker floors add elegance to a kitchen.
Darker floors add elegance to a kitchen. Source: Thirty Handmade Days

Combined with lighters walls and cabinets, darker floors are becoming more and more popular in kitchens, and the choice can make the space much more inviting. Select a dark floor stain and you’ll see this kitchen trend instantly transform your room.

Grey Undertones

Grey is the new beige!
Grey is the new beige! Source: Many New

Beige was the go-to neutral color for decades, but its reign is now being passed on to grey. Grey undertones create a timeless elegance in any kitchen, and it can make any color palette more sophisticated.

The Hood Is the New Focal Point

The hood will always be a major factor in any kitchen.
The hood will always be a major factor in any kitchen. Source: Country Living

While the open shelving kitchen trend is struggling to stay, the hood will always be a major focal point. Pay attention to it and make it stand out to update the kitchen.

You can go for:

  • Copper sheeting
  • Brass tones
  • Stainless steel
  • Etc.

Designing from the Ground Up

Statement tiles are a must!
Statement tiles are a must! Source: Style by Emily Henderson

Instead of a bold eye-level backsplash, add style to your kitchen in a more subtle way by adding statement floor tile. The choice is perfect for kitchens that get heavy foot traffic and use, and you can combine it with more neutral cabinets and softer backsplashes.

Pecky Cypress

Pecky cypress looks gorgeous in any kitchen design
Pecky cypress looks gorgeous in any kitchen design. Source: Top 100 Design

Pecky cypress finishes are becoming more and more popular in kitchens, along with that reclaimed wood look. The material has long, narrow burrows or cavities, creating a grainy texture perfect that adds that “wow” factor that any kitchen needs.

Black Appliances

Black appliances are super chic.
Black appliances are super chic. Source: DFW Improved

Plain old stainless steel had its deserved reign, but now it’s time to focus on black appliances. The trend adds style and sophistication to the room, and it works super well with any size kitchen, be it cozy small or dreamy big.

Go for black appliances such as:

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • And for smaller appliances too!

Kitchen Decor

Don’t forget to add your own style!
Don’t forget to add your own style! Source: Lauren Conrad

Even though we always pay more attention to the structural elements, the appliances, and other areas, the kitchen needs to be as personal and cozy as possible. You should also pay attention to the decorative elements such as slipcovers, decorative hardware and collectibles, to make the space fit your own and your family’s personality.

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