Hey ya’ll! I never really quite understand where the design trends come from on a year to year basis. I mean, shouldn’t design be based on your own style? and needs? and wants? Today, we like to spend our money wisely. So, following “trends” seems to be somewhat pointless!
BUT, I will say, today’s trends are TIMELESS and PRACTICAL! Most of them at least! Here’s a list of what 2018 will bring in Kitchen Trends:
Quartz, has recently made quite a comeback. While Granite and Solid Surface and Marble are still top contenders, Quartz provides the most benefits in our busy, crazy, hectic lives. It is a man-made engineered stone made of 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) and 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments.
It’s properties combined make for a very hard stone, harder than granite and marble. This makes it a Durable, Scratch resistant, Stain resistant, and Chip resistant option.
Quartz is maintenance free! There is no need for regular sealing like Granite or Marble. All you need is a little warm water and mild soap to wipe your surface off.
This stone is also Non-porous and Non-absorbant, so it won’t draw in moisture from raw or left-over foods which can harbor harmful bacterias.
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
The best kitchen design is one that takes best advantage of every inch of space. Organization and “work flow” is key! The kitchen is the most used room in the home. Everyone in your home uses it in some way, every day. It can be used as a place of gathering, a place for study and homework, sometimes it is even used as the dining room. Below are some accessories that help make the kitchen more successful!
Double Cutlery Drawers
Blind Corner Accessories
Under Sink Drawers
Filler Accessories – used for spice racks, towel hangers, even knife blocks!
Tall Pull-Out Pantry Systems
The are so many more amazing options. The ones above our favorites!
Grey and/or Navy Cabinets
While a white painted kitchen is certainly going to stay on trend with its clean and bright appearance, Grey has certainly played a big role in the past couple years. It will maintain its strength, but Blues, primarily Navy Blue, is going to be sneaking in, and I am totally on board with this! Navy Blue is classic! I am just dying to have customer tell me they are wanting Navy Cabinets.
Most even cabinet company will custom match any paint color so you can get a custom kitchen look. At Creative Kitchen and Bath we carry 3 lines of cabinets: Bishop Cabinets, Crystal Cabinets, and Brighton Cabinetry. We certainly welcome any color you’d desire!
Two Toned Cabinets
Two toned cabinets play with the sense of “weight” and “balance”. As we’ve mentioned already the kitchen is the heart of the home and at many times there can be more than one person. So, playing with the illusion of space, and creating putting lighter colors higher will make a room feel a little larger, and less stuffy! Not only does it make the room feel larger but it’s just a great look!
Brass is certainly all the rage! and will continue to stay that way. While trends certainly change, and most of the items we’ve been talking about are pretty classic and I do not expect them to change in the near future, Brass is one of those that will eventually fade. So with that being said, we’re seeing it places that can be easily changed when that time comes! In Faucets and Fixtures, handles and lighting. We’re also seeing Brass in sinks. This may not be the easiest change down the road, but it sure makes for a focal point in the kitchen, and a stunning one at that!
Glass Cabinet Doors
While we’ve seen a trend in the past several years to a minimalist style kitchen with no upper cabinets but open shelving, a more functional way to get the same vision but without all the up-keep and cleaning is glass front cabinets. They are many different styles so adding a little extra something special to the kitchen design is with-in reach with glass front cabinet doors!
So, as you see, the majority of what is to come in 2018 is all in Function, Clean lines, and Clean style! And I am in love with all of it! I’d be happy to answer any questions or help out in any way, just shoot me a quick message! Thanks for coming by!