If you can’t stand the heat, remodel your kitchen. 2016 is going to be a huge year for kitchen remodeling and the upcoming kitchen design trends reflect that. If you’ve been putting off having your kitchen remodeled because you haven’t been impressed with the previous styles, 2016 is your year. The kitchen designs this year are bold and inspired by the marriage between nature and functionality.

Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets

Two tone kitchen cabinets for a rustic interior
Double the color HGTV

When you want your kitchen to be visually interesting as well as functional, two-toned cabinets are your best choice. Keeping the upper cabinets white or another light, neutral color will create a stunning contrast when you paint the lower cabinets a dark color or use darker, natural wood.

Black Stainless Steel Appliances

Black stainless steel appliances for your kitchen
Stainless steel Famous Tate

Stainless steel appliances have been a staple in many kitchens for years, and it’s time to give them a makeover. While only a few companies offer black stainless steel appliances, this elegant and bold look will be sure to enhance your kitchen. Black stainless steel is going to be one of the most popular kitchen trends this year.

Deep Kitchen Drawers


Lower cabinets are quickly becoming a thing of the past and being replaced by deep kitchen drawers. These drawers enhance the ease of storage and organization with dividers and inserts that allow you to completely customize how you want to store your pots, pans, and other kitchen needs. With lower kitchen drawers, you don’t have to bend down and rummage through your lower cabinets any more in search of the colander you can never seem to find.

Workhorse Kitchen Islands

Kitchen countertop and cabinet islands
Kitchen islands Leicht Boston

While kitchen islands have been around for quite some time, workhorse islands are now starting to get the recognition they deserve. If you’ve ever wished you had more storage in your kitchen island, getting a workhorse island installed is your solution. Workhorse islands are exactly as their name describes. They work hard by providing ample storage, extra surface area, and they even have a seating area. Most include prep sinks and some even have a stovetop. Workhorse islands are the perfect companion for any busy kitchen.

Bold Backsplashes

Red kitchen backsplash that makes a real statement
Red countertop backsplash Chicagoize

For a quick and budget-friendly way to update your kitchen, opt for a bold backsplash. Using colored glass or subway tile is a great way to give your kitchen a bold, new look without breaking the bank. For an even trendier kitchen, pair your bold new backsplash with a surprising countertop material. For example, you could pair a brick backsplash with a concrete countertop or pair a bright ceramic backsplash with butcher block countertops.

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