The overall look of the 2016 kitchen, according to savvy designers and appliance manufacturers, will continue the fusion of modern styling, function and drama, but with a fresh twist. Designers view clean lines, snazzy materials and newly popular finishes like black stainless and multiple colors in the same space as drivers for design in the coming year.
Color It Your Way
- Highly contrasting color schemes like black and white, frequently softened by grey-toned materials like Carrara marble. Sleekly functional metals and glass. This is often the background of choice for pro-style appliances, and is a natural for newly popular black stainless appliances.
- Variations on monotones, with cabinets and flooring in either dark finishes or white are becoming more popular. A favorite fallback plan for transitional style, the quiet kitchen is well-suited for a space with traditional cabinets. Although the look may not be dramatic, it is never monotonous, and is often the choice for families who use the kitchen as gathering spot.
- Fresh color combinations that are apt to include a splash of bright: A range hood in a vibrant auto-body paint finish, a hot pink island cabinet, bright kiwi-green glass-tile backsplash or a single vertical swath of color for a tall pantry cabinet door. It’s all about the impact of bold color in unexpected places.
Follow Your Heart
It’s easy to get caught up in the trendy, but consider what you really love and the way you live as you formulate your updating plans. In addition, you want a design that will endure over time. Choose materials based on style, but also give a nod to function and convenience. Embrace technology if it suits you, but if you’d rather enjoy a cup of tea while you look through a worn cookbook, be sure to include room for a planning desk and a comfortable chair.
Backsplashes can be subtle or dramatic, feature graphic patterns, unusual materials, dazzling color, or barely-there shimmer. The best will, of course, complement both the cabinets and the counter material, and will be as easy to clean as they are delightful to gaze upon.
The coming year in kitchen remodeling may well reinforce the dictum that need does not necessarily have much to do with want. This is the year to express your individuality by installing work-saving devices. Use unusual accessories and art, growing plants and eco-friendly materials and you’ll be right in step with the times.
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