The kitchen of 2018 has a much different role than it did decades ago when it was just a space for preparing meals and sitting down to eat. Today, the kitchen is the epicenter of the home, a hub of activity that's as much about congregating and entertaining as it is about fixing dinner. Needless to say, kitchen design has evolved tremendously to accommodate the changing needs and wants of modern families. Here's a look at what's trending in kitchen design in the coming year.
Countertops are Going to the Dark Side
Light colored kitchen countertops (especially white marble) have been a top go-to for a couple of years now. And while light countertops are not “out” by a long shot, the interest in dark, dramatic black stones has been on the rise. Look forward to seeing countertops as well as other surfaces, in varying shades of black in the coming year.
Brass is Back
Mix & Match
Monochromatic kitchens have gone by the wayside while the trend toward mixing and matching color becomes the norm this year. Two tone cabinets can breathe unique life into a more traditionally styled kitchen. Try dark or colorful base cabinets with cream or white upper, or mix stainless with wood or even white washed with black lacquered.