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Stark White Everything Is Out: New Kitchen Trends

The hottest trends and top design features that Buyers are looking for most.

Cabinets go dark

The color white is no longer a staple.  Moody hues like matte black, navy, forest and olive green dominate.  They give space for the homeowner to express their unique taste.  Warm, earthy tones of the 70s are back in style.  Behr Color Trends 2022

Invite nature in with natural woods

Wood tones are coming back, however, the natural wood and not your Grandma’s honey oak cabinets.  Designers are sticking with softer hues and white oak in particular.  White oak pairs well with other organic elements like rattan furniture, fiddle leaf figs, and linen draperies.  Shop Crate & Barrel for lots of natural woods.

Lighting adds to the ambiance like never before

Sconces, pendant lights, and even lamps in the kitchen.  Its all about creating a mood with low lighting.  Shop one of my favorite local stores on the planet Northern Lights.

Quartz is King

Granite enjoyed a two-decade reign as the most popular countertop.  Now quartz is the favorite.  Quartz is an engineered alternative made up of 90% ground quartz and 10% resins.  Its super durable and looks great.  Its less expensive too than natural stone.  I personally shop at AMC Kitchen & Bath for countertops both stone and Quartz.

Appliances blend in or go bold

From paneled appliances that look like cabinetry to royal blue stoves featuring gold accents.  Its about a more seamless look.

Brass is back in a new way

The new brass is updated and either polished or with a satin finish.  This gives a more sleek and modern feel.  You should consider blending a few different metal finishes such as matte black.  If modernizing in order to sell your home I would go with more of a basic cabinet handle since gold may turn off some buyers.

Large islands are the center of attention

The lingering preference for open spaces.  A large central island is what everyone wants – the bigger the better.  During the last few years more and more people are entertaining at home so space for everyone in the kitchen is in big demand.  Its nice to be able to cook and entertain at the same time and without stepping on toes.

Storage: homeowners cant get enough

Homeowners want walk-in pantries, plenty of drawer and cabinet storage.  Make room for all of the small appliances like air fryers, instant pots, and mixers.  Also what I call the “Costco Closet” and extra room for food storage.   Visit The Home Edit for organizing tips and to purchase products.


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