Are you looking for inspiration for an upcoming kitchen renovation? Whether you’re doing a complete remodel or just a few updates, kitchen upgrades are a great way to add value to your home. The right updates will give your kitchen a fresh, new look while also expressing your personality.
From adding color down to the finishing touches, here are six creative ways to help you get the chic kitchen you’ve been dreaming of:
1. Colored Cabinets
If the all-white kitchen trend feels a little too bland for you, it’s time to think in color! While white is still the neutral of choice, colored cabinets are here to add some personality to your kitchen. Choose rich, bold colors like dark teal, navy or matte black to really make an impression. If you prefer a light and airy look, opt for pale blues, mint greens and soft, creamy beiges.
Don’t want to commit to a single color? Two-tone cabinets might be the answer for you. Pair white or off-white uppers with the color of your choice on the bottom cabinets. Or, keep all the cabinets a solid neutral and introduce color on the kitchen island. The great thing about colored cabinets is that they can completely freshen the look of your kitchen without a costly remodel.
2. Statement Appliances
Let your range or refrigerator steal the show with a host of gorgeous, new customizable or vintage-look appliances. Gone are the days when you had only two color choices for appliances. Now, you can choose custom colors and hardware with personality that coordinates with your kitchen.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, integrated appliances are also on the rise. Refrigerators and dishwashers with matching cabinet fronts and induction cooktops offer a seamless look for a minimalist, distraction-free kitchen.
3. Patterned Tile
If you’re looking to add a little fun and make a statement in the kitchen, patterned tile is the way to go. Whether on the floor or as a backsplash, kitchen tile is turning heads with bright colors and bold patterns. Not only are graphic tiles packed with design possibilities, but they’re also durable and easy to clean, making them a great choice all around.
Let your creative side run wild when it comes to choosing a look. From modern geometrics to classic Moroccan prints, there’s a tile to suit your home. If you’re not ready for a bold pattern, you can still up your tile game with metallic, textured or colored tiles. But, unless you’re going for a maximalist kitchen, this look works best if the rest of your finishes are solid colors.
4. Picture-Perfect Pantries
Imagine a storage space where everything you need is laid out in front of you in perfectly organized rows. Home organization is hot right now, and pantries that are both good-looking and functional are big goals.
To get your own pantry up to par, start by removing the clutter. Once you know what you really need to store, get a set of coordinated containers to do the job. Look for jars or bins with a clear body so you can see what’s inside. Choose containers with a consistent shape so they stack well and you can fit more on a shelf. Add baskets to store loose items, such as snacks and produce, and you have a perfectly organized pantry.
5. Attention-Grabbing Sinks
You spend so much of your time in the kitchen at the sink; why not make it something you love to look at? Instead of a traditional, stainless-steel sink, you can now choose unconventional – yet beautiful – materials, such as copper, quartz, granite or acrylic.
When it comes to style, there are also some attractive new choices for kitchen sinks. Sleek and modern undermount sinks reign supreme in modern kitchens, while oversize apron sinks that demand attention are a popular choice for more casual spaces.
6. New Metallics
Stainless steel has finally met its match! For decades, kitchens have been filled with stainless appliances and sinks with lots of chrome hardware and fixtures. As much as we appreciate the durability and shine that comes along with these silver-toned metals, change is always good.
Gold and brass are taking over in the kitchen hardware department. We’re seeing everything from cabinet handles and drawer pulls to faucets and lighting appearing in these warm and luxurious metals. Swapping out your old hardware for something new and shiny will give your kitchen a whole new look with minimal cost.
Test out one or all of these popular kitchen decor ideas to turn your kitchen into your favorite room in the house!