Kitchen design trends, like fashion trends, change very quickly. Who can even remember the yellow cabinets and wooden countertops popular in the 1970s compared to the sleek, textured cabinets and quartz countertops that are popular in contemporary kitchen design.
Although style trends often change over time, there are certain kitchen themes that designers use over and over again, but what makes these styles stand the test of time?
The Traditional is the most popular, because—you guessed it—it never goes out of style! The trick to designing a traditional kitchen is to pay close attention to the details. Classically designed kitchens tend to use crown moulding, archways, corbels and wainscoting to add additional style to ‘safer’ cabinet and countertop choices.
Traditional kitchens were traditionally thought of as having natural wood cabinet finishes, but white and other coloured cabinets have moved into the realm of this classic design style.
Directly opposite traditional designs, we get modern and contemporary custom designed kitchen styles. One of the definitive features of modern design is clean, minimalistic lines. This open, linear style of design can be achieved by using simple elements and accessories that let the materials shine through.
Craftsman designed kitchens are all about natural designs. In this zone, think rich woods that highlight the natural look of cabinetry, and custom features that add a personal touch to the kitchen.
The Farmhouse kitchen is all about open space and natural light. Light, warm colors and soft honey neutrals combine with wide sinks and large islands to create a space that is comfortable and inviting. The farmhouse kitchen is a lot like the traditional kitchen but with a country edge to it.
The Rustic Kitchen brings a real personality to the rest of your home, but this type of style must also fit well with the rest of your home. Vintage cabinets, darker colours, brushed metals, and distressed furniture detailing are what make a rustic kitchen cozy.
Remember: picking a kitchen style is a personal experience, and there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to your individual likes and dislikes.
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Have a great weekend
Clinton and Fiona