Top Kitchen Trends for 2018

With a new year comes new home design trends. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, it only makes sense that it could use some updating. Here are a few favorite kitchen trends that are about to hit the big time in 2018.

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Brass and gold are making a comeback.

From cabinet hardware to faucets and plumbing fixtures, brass and gold are back in a major way. The past several years have been mostly dominated by chrome and stainless steel everything, but adding a softer, warmer touch with gold fixtures is the way to go in 2018.

Pendants are out, statement lighting is in

For those looking to be a bit bolder this year, the next big thing in kitchen lighting is a little glitz and glam. Chandelettes – as in, mini chandeliers – are all the rage hanging over kitchen islands and dining room tables alike. While the decadence may sound way too 90s, there are many modern, understated and elegant options to choose from.

Embrace the darkness

While bright, white, Scandinavian kitchens have dominated the design scene for the last several years, we’re starting to see a trend toward the darker and more dramatic. Matte black appliances are all the rage, and cabinets are cropping up in an array of dark hues, from black and navy to charcoal and hunter green.

Image via Mak Interiors

A ‘splash of color

Backsplashes are no longer meant to blend in or complement their surroundings. More and more designers are opting to make tiled backsplashes the main focal point of the kitchen. From bold colors and patterns to textural and sculptural tiles, add a bit of flair to your space with daring tile selections.

Watch my latest appearance on Business First AM to hear more about what’s in and what’s out this year for kitchens!