Interior design is one of the most popular activities today in the world, not only among women but also men. Since it involves styles that suit one’s taste or personality, it has been no doubt that interior designers have a lucrative business going on in society.
In the United States, kitchen design is one of the most prized aspects of interior design as Americans remodel their kitchens regularly. Most of them try to keep with the new trends that come every year. Home owners are advised to know and understand about these kitchen design trends as much as they can – even those designs that they might not use in their kitchen remodeling – to help them see all the choices available and be able to decide on the best design that will suit them and their homes.
Most of the emerging trends in kitchen design today are linked to the latest technologies and conveniences.
- Wooden Floors (Engineered to last in the kitchen)
Wood is a really good material for floors in the house. However, it is not often trusted to be used in the kitchen because of its inability to handle water very well. But now in the 21st century, developing technologies in the field gave rise to engineered wooden floors and laminate wood floors that mitigate the water problem in the kitchen to a large extent. Now, homeowners can have that warm, wood look that they so loved and craved in all the floors of their homes, especially in the kitchen.
- Hidden appliances (Invisibility inspires order and cleanliness)
Modern kitchen designers have made use of “matching” appliances that are specifically designed to match the surfaces of the kitchen, thereby creating for home owners a camouflage within their kitchens.
This trend has become really popular nowadays, alongside ultra-modern stainless steel appliances, since home owners are getting more amazed and appreciative of the “hidden look” that could be used in remodeling their kitchens.
In most cases, the hidden look in the kitchen utilizes appliances that have been made with a faux veneer that matches the rest of the kitchen (though somehow keeps them visible to some degree).
- Color Coding (the Contrast of White and Gray in the Kitchen Design)
Neutrality alongside pops of color is all the rage now in kitchen design.
The most common hues favored by interior designers in 2014 are white and gray. Designers defend these choices by showing the sheer versatility of the colors white and gray in furniture and kitchen surfaces that improves the aesthetics of the kitchen immensely.
Well-known designers have pointed out that gray has a classic look to it and thus, works well for both men and women’s taste in interior design. Unlike popular belief, gray must not be called a boring color. Designers recommend that home owners should paint the larger surfaces in the kitchen in the fairly neutral color, then add pops of colors in the scene with the decor such as area rugs, placemats, table cloths, and window coverings (i.e. curtains: that have colors either accentuating or complementing the prevalent color in the kitchen design).
Kitchens cabinets have long been dominated by the brown color – various shades of brown wood are made into the cabinets that home owners usually put in their kitchens for utility purposes. But designers and home owners alike now consider white cabinets as they are versatile aesthetically, for one thing. White is a good color for kitchen design since it is matches well whatever design scheme and patterns that home owners had already placed in their kitchens. White has been regarded as a cool, refreshing and clean color theme for kitchen furniture and utilities including countertops. Most designers especially favor cool, glass, glossy white appliances for the kitchen.