The Friday 5: Kitchen Trends

Style Me Pretty Living | Photography: Jillian Harris

There are so many great ideas to incorporate into kitchen design these days that it was difficult to choose just five for this post!

Sticking with current kitchen trends, here are five that caught my eye:

1. Two-Tone Cabinets

This is the perfect trend for those who love painted cabinets, but want to shake things up a bit.

Designers Erin Feasby and Cindy Bleeks chose Benjamin Moore’s Cloud Cover (OC-25) for the uppers and Wrought Iron (2124-10) for the lowers in this two-tone cabinet kitchen makeover.

House and Home | Feasby & Bleeks Design | Photographer: Valerie Wilcox

2. Open Shelving

Shelves in lieu of cabinets adds some uniqueness and personality, and can help open up a space, but it also requires a certain amount of consistent organization (and pretty dishes!).

House and Home | Designer: Cameron MacNeil | Photographer: Jason Stickley

3. Stained Wood + White

A variation of the two-toned cabinet trend, the play of warm stained wood against crisp white cabinets creates such beautiful contrast!

It’s also good news for those who may want a different look for a kitchen that’s currently full of stained cabinets. Paint the upper cabinets and get a whole new look.

kitchen trends - white cabinets with stained wood kitchen island
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4. Wall of Tile

Subway tile has been around for a long time and white is a popular, classic choice.  For a different spin, though, kitchen designers are taking it (and other interesting statement tiles) to the ceiling.   Skipping upper cabinets and/or using open shelving is a great way to show it off.

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House and Home Photographer: Donna Griffith | Designer: Sam Sacks

5. Marble Countertops

Marble has a classic look that works well in a variety of design styles – and no one can deny that it’s beautiful! It isn’t low maintenance or inexpensive though, so it’s not for everyone.

If you’d like the look without the maintenance, there are other options out there, such as quartz, that do a great job of mimicking marble.  (Lindsey talks about some in her kitchen remodel.)

Cynthia Marks Interiors via Houzz

What are your favorite kitchen trends? Have you incorporated any of them into your own home?

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