As the heart of many homes, the kitchen is the most personal. It’s our inner sanctum, where friends and family gather for casual meals and conversation. And it’s something we can control. When the outside world seems complicated, unpredictable — and sometimes downright unsafe — creating a warm and welcoming environment seems more important than ever. What does that mean for us this year? This is a big picture look at where kitchens are headed in the near future.
Subtle, less “look at me” materials will replace sleeker and glossier finishes that now feel too cold. Brushed and plaster walls will add subtle depth and texture. Look for deeper bronze fixtures and lighting to replace brighter metals. New matte finish appliances also leave the shine behind.
Expect a bunch of new neutrals that work with a wide range of styles, and bring a lot of depth, warmth, and subtlety. Bruised greens, toasted reds, and washed blues are quietly elegant yet still interesting enough to avoid being dull.
As people seek comfort, they often look to the past. Expect to see older style kitchens revisited and reinterpreted for modern day homes. Think updated country, British basic, and Shaker — pared-down traditional styles that get to the root of what is necessary and essential, and are effortlessly warm and inviting. They’re not overly decorated, but feel authentic and substantial.
As humans and consumers, we are collectively moving towards more sustainable practices and pieces, and kitchen trends reflect this positive direction. In 2017 we’ll see more earthy materials like wood, wicker, cork and clay. Think quality over quantity.
D. F. (2017, January 3). The New Kitchen Trends We’re Anxiously Anticipating. Retrieved January 3, 2017, from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/kitchen-design-trends-to-watch-in-2017-239199?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A apartmenttherapy%2Fmain %28AT Channel%3A Main%29