Trending for 2018
As we’re moving into 2018 it’s interesting to see how the trends of 2017 are evolving and changing somewhat. And yet there are some common themes. Particularly is this true with colors.
In part 1 of this series we discussed how neutrals, such as grey, are trending in kitchens along with pops of color. Neutrals are still a main component of kitchens. Natural neutrals ranging from charcoal to sage will be paired with deep toned color such as a deep blue or perhaps saffron yellow, maybe even a deep red. Interestingly choosing blue tones for the cabinets will give an antique feel to a contemporary kitchen.
If you’re not sure how to incorporate this trend in your kitchen here’s a few ideas.
Incorporating Kitchen Trends
- Open Shelving: open shelving gives you the opportunity to play around with color such as with displays of dinnerware without an expensive, more permanent investment. The trick? Don’t cram too much in the space, making it look cluttered. And use different colors or different shapes but not both at the same time.
- Window Treatment: a bold color choice in the window treatment can be another option. By repeating the same bold color in a few select pieces in the kitchen you will surely make a statement.
- An Accent Wall: Inject color by painting a wall an accent color. The wall could be in the hall to the kitchen, a wall in the adjoining dining area, or even in the mud room.
- Painting the Kitchen Cabinets: A bit more of an investment of time and energy, painting your cabinetry can change the look of the entire kitchen and solve the problem of outdated cabinets at the same time. If you’re not sure about painting all the cabinetry, try painting the kitchen island a deep color.
- Backsplash Tile and Floor Tile: If you have a bit more money in the budget consider a bold color choice and design for your backsplash. Even a floor tile can add color to your neutral tones while remaining durable and practical.