Upgrading your kitchen can have a huge influence on how your home looks and feels. It is a significant investment but is one of the best ways to add value to your property. However, whether you are planning to sell your property or transform a house into a home, you need to be aware of the ever-changing kitchen trends to ensure you don’t spend thousands on a dated look. Here is a glimpse of the hottest kitchen trends of 2015.
Metallic or Gray Kitchen Cabinets
The “gray” kitchen is an increasingly popular trend; while the color was once associated with dreariness, it is now seen as the ideal color for relaxation and sophistication. Gray is one of the top neutral colors in designer palettes and is deemed to be a fresher choice than beige or khaki. If you can’t afford a remodel, you can simply add a splash of fresh gray paint to your old kitchen cabinets. Metallic surfaces are also in vogue, as they brighten up tired-looking spaces and are easy to clean.
Fixtures With ‘Warm’ Metal Accents
Everyone wants a warm and welcoming kitchen, which is why so-called “warm” metal colors, such as brass and copper, are in demand for fixtures and fittings like faucets. This adds a lot of visual interest, and another great idea is to combine warm metal colors with more traditional metals for a unique look. Try chrome coupled with copper on your kitchen faucet, for example.
Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finishes
While stainless steel has long been the standard for kitchen finishes, an increasing number of designers are ditching it in favor of a fresh look, with oil-rubbed bronze at the top of the list of new innovations. The finish is becoming widely used for bathroom and kitchen fixtures, such as knobs, handles, and faucets. If you believe oil-rubbed bronze is either too dark or dramatic for your kitchen, look for other hot finishes, such as brushed nickel or chrome.
Open Floor Plan Design
Open floor plans have been trendy for years now, and their popularity will continue into 2015 and for the foreseeable future. If you decide to go down this route, remember that the people in the family room have a full view of the kitchen and vice versa. As a result, the décor between the two rooms must be consistent. It doesn’t necessarily have to match, but it does need to harmonize. Perhaps you could choose some accents from the family room when looking to spruce up the kitchen, or you could coordinate rug areas or color palettes.
Quick Trend Overview
Here is a snapshot of other kitchen trends for 2015:
- Kitchens tucked into unusual spaces.
- Mismatching top and bottom kitchen cabinets.
- Larger cupboards designed for maximum space.
- Open shelves for display as well as for storage.
- Top cupboards using every inch of space and reaching the ceiling.
Plenty of Design Ideas
As you can see, there is no shortage of design ideas, and once you have something in mind, get in touch with Finishers Unlimited to get the ball rolling on your dream kitchen for 2015.