If your kitchen needs a few updates, 2016 is your year. From new colors to new cabinets, take your kitchen to the next level in 2016 with these kitchen design ideas from industry experts.
Kitchen Design Ideas
50 Shades Of Gray
Gray is the new white, according to Better Homes and Gardens, so head to the paint department of your local hardware store and grab a few paint chips. You don’t need exactly 50 shades, but select at least 5 to give yourself a range of tones.
Rustic Meets Modern
Gray might be in, but black and white never goes out of style. Combine a classic black and white palette with rustic hardwood floors for a look that is timeless and totally 2016.
Function Over Form
At last, we finally have drawers that open at the touch of a button. Certain manufacturers carry these hydraulic beauties so that you no longer have to worry about keeping your drawers on track.
Automation Is In
If you thought hydraulic drawers were exciting, you’ll love the automated features popping up in 2016’s kitchens. From automated sinks and sensor-activated lights to meat thermometers that sync with your smartphone, automation is here to make your life easier.
Boldness is in this year. Bold fixtures and bold colors add the wow factor that your kitchen has been missing. Pair a brightly colored sink with oversize light fixtures for a dramatic look that will impress your guests.
Quartz Of Course
Quartz continues to be one of the top choices for kitchen countertops. The nonporous surface is resistant to heat, spills, and scratches, making it a logical choice for chefs and busy families.
Wood Makes A Bid On Counter Space
Combining countertop materials is trending. Wood compliments quartz, granite, and marble countertops for a naturally beautiful look that retains the functionality of stone with a touch of nature.
Embrace Your Open Floorplan
Open floorplans remain a defining kitchen trend. Don’t be afraid to let your kitchen blend with your living space. Match paint colors and consider incorporating similar décor for a seamless look.
Upgrade To Modern
You don’t have to completely overhaul your kitchen to achieve a modern look. Updating a few appliances is sometimes all it takes to bring your kitchen into the new century.
No matter what you choose to do with your kitchen in 2016, remember to make it yours. The kitchen is at the heart of many homes. Let your new design reflect that.