We see a lot of kitchen design trends come and go. Remember the gold and avocado trend of the 70’s? Or the country trend of the 80’s that included rooster borders on the walls? Retro kitchens that were an homage to the 50’s made an appearance in the early 2000s. There was also the trend to make your kitchen look like an Italian vineyard, an apple orchard or even an explosion of flowers – from Grandma’s kitchen flowers to Monet inspired paintings. And don’t forget the tiled countertops. They looked good until the grout became dingy.
Some kitchen design trends are proven to be timeless. But are these trends for you?
For example, the look of glass fronted cabinets is gorgeous. However, if you don’t have beautiful dishware to display or if, like many of us, you’re not the neatest person, putting that disorganization on display may not be the best move.
Along those same lines is open shelving. Again the look is beautiful but unless you’re highly organized, a minimalist and like a fairly neutral color palette in your dishes, this long running kitchen design trend could make you crazy.
Lighting too can be something that is hot and trendy but in the long run, are you going to tire of the basket lights, pendant lighting that is outrageous in color or the large metal lanterns over the island?
Our advice is always, make sure you love what you choose. You’re going to be living with it for a long time. Don’t jump on the design wagon because it’s hot this year unless it really pulls at you and makes you feel like home. That light fixture that you think looks like it belongs in a magazine but really doesn’t fit your personality – ditch it for what you like. That aqua color that is really hot right now but you’re not sure you like? Find a color that makes you feel warm and comfortable. This is a big investment for you in time and money. Make sure it’s what you want to live with for quite a while.
Better Homes and Gardens compiled a pretty good list of 16 Kitchen Trends That Are Here To Stay. Check it out to see some timeless elements that might be right up your alley.
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