Kitchen design has come a long way in the past few decades. From functional and practical to stylish and modern, the kitchen has become a hub of activity and a place for families to gather and create memories. Senior Designer Julia Eissing highlights a few key trends emerging in the world of kitchen design as we head into 2023.
Keeping Things Calm with Minimalism
As our lives get busier and busier, we’re always looking for ways to declutter and streamline. With this focus on minimalism in mind, more people are choosing to implement hidden storage, pull-out pantries, and other organization solutions to keeptheir kitchens efficient while maintaining a simple, uncluttered and visually appealing look that soothes the soul. This trend is characterized by sleek lines, neutral colours, and a lack of ornate details.
Open Concept Retains its Popularity
One of the most popular trends from 2022 will continue into 2023, which is choosing an open plan kitchen. The kitchen has evolved from a separate room to a central hub of activity and integrated with other living areas, such as the dining and living room. This design approach creates a spacious and airy feel, making it easier to interact with family and guests while cooking or entertaining. It can also be designed in a variety of styles, from contemporary to traditional, to match the overall aesthetic of your home.
Bold Colours Are Back
While neutral and white dominated the kitchen scene for many years, vibrant colours are now becoming increasingly common in kitchen design. Traditional dark shades such as grey and black are on the rise, but bold shades such as emerald green, navy blue, sunshine yellow, and other unorthodox choices are splashing onto the scene. These colours can be incorporated through cabinets, backsplashes, countertops, and walls. The key to making bold colours work in a kitchen is to balance them with neutral tones such as white, gray, or beige, to prevent the space from becoming overwhelming. And they can also be paired with metallic accents, such as copper or brass, to add a touch of luxury.
If you choose bold cabinet fronts, then you need to take note of a complementary trend for 2023: muted countertops. As darker tones take over kitchen fronts, softer shades and honed finishes are replacing bold stone patterns and dark granite. Non-porous Quartz and sintered stone, which are stain-resistant, and easy to maintain, are the most popular materials for these light surfaces. These worktops will help create an organic feel in the kitchen, complementing the bold wood cabinets while also being durable and practical for everyday use.
Supplementary Areas for Functionality
Also known as secondary kitchen spaces, this is a trend that has emerged in recent years as a result of the changing needs of modern families and the desire for more functional and efficient kitchen spaces. These areas, such as butler pantries or laundry rooms, serve as additional storage and workspaces within the kitchen, allowing for the separation of tasks such as food preparation, cooking, and cleaning. This design feature can also increase the overall value of a home and provide a more organized and comfortable living space.
Large Stone Features Up The Intrigue
This trend is popular among homeowners who want to balance different elements in their kitchen and add a touch of sophistication and luxury to the space. Using large slabs of stones such as granite, marble, or quartz with dramatic veining or unique patterns for countertops, backsplashes, island worktops, or even the walls in the kitchen, creates a striking and eye-catching feature.
Statement Lighting Adds Flair
Statement lighting focuses on using lighting fixtures as a way to add interest in the kitchen design. This can be achieved by using sophisticated and distinctive lighting fixtures such as pendant lights or chandeliers. It can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes by providing task and accent lighting, as well as serving as a design element that can set the tone and mood of the kitchen. And is also a great way to add personal style and flair to a kitchen, making it a memorable space.
Sustainability is a Responsibility
This is a very important aspect of any kitchen design, as homeowners look to create spaces that are both stylish and environmentally responsible. There are several ways to incorporate sustainability into the design, from selecting energy-efficient appliances and lighting, to using materials that are eco-friendly and long-lasting.
Kitchen design trends are constantly evolving, reflecting changes in lifestyle, technology, and environmental awareness. From bold colours and open-concept kitchens to sustainability and functionality, there is a wide range of design options to choose from. When designing your kitchen, it’s important to consider your lifestyle and personal taste, as well as factors such as functionality, durability, and sustainability. Working with Häcker’s professional designers can help ensure that your kitchen meets your specific needs, matches contemporary styles, and also last you for years to come without looking dated quickly.
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