2017 Kitchen Trends.


Did you realize that you blinked and all of the sudden, 2016 was almost over? That's right, this year is 2 months away from finishing, so it is time to talk about the 2017 kitchen trends. If you're the kind of person that is always looking for the latest kitchen trends, this is for you.

Like we said in previous posts, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house. So naturally, you always try to keep it in style. This is why it's time to talk about the plans for next year!

According to Decoesfera, this years' kitchens are going for a purity in style, elegance and a great simplicity. The kitchens with islands or american bar are still in the top of the piramide, this is a tendency that came here to stay.

But the design's modernity is pushing us to put the cabinet in horizontal position to take advantage of the space in front of the verticality that we've been seeing in the last years. In fact, the new systems of organization for the interior of the cabinets are perfect for the smallest kitchens where you can really use the spaces, looking for an improvement in the organization and the functionality of the room.

Another minimalist trend is about straight lines with white tones, which has a lot of brightness, as precious and as necessary in the common places where you need to see well. No doubt this is because of modern, relaxing, practical and elegant styles. This type of cuisine is committed to give a feeling of spaciousness and order in different spaces.

On the other hand, the space and light is also achieved with the rustic touch of some models coming this year. Silestone countertops with streaks that mimic antique marbles is the touch that power these rustic settings.

Inman talks about tuxedo cabinets, hidden appliances and sleek wood paneling, being the stars of Zillow Digs' (LINK) latest Home Trends Forecast for 2017.

They listed the top trends for 2017:

  • Tuxedo kitchen cabinets: Mix up a kitchen's color palette with tuxedo cabinets. Homeowners can do a literal interpretation with black and white, but Zillow Digs' design expert Kerrie Kelly suggests using other complementary colors, such as navy blue and soft gray, for a softer contrast.

  • Hidden appliances: Ditch stainless steel appliances, which can feel cold and industrial, and switch them for hidden appliances that easily meld into the design scheme.

  • Wood paneling: Also know as shiplap. Kelly suggests using white shiplap, which gives a clean, modern finish.

  • Mixed hardware finishes: Instead of going for a monochromatic stainless steel look, homeowners are choosing appliances and accessories with various finishes, such as gold, copper or pewter. The final result is an eclectic, one-of-a-kind space.

Fads to forget:

  • Speckled granite: Homeowners are no longer limited to granite countertops. Instead, they're going for quartz, marble and butcher block countertops that are easier to stain and maintain.

  • Short cabinets: Ditch the short cabinets, and install taller ones. According to Kelly, tall cabinets make a small kitchen look bigger and brighter.

  • Dark brown wood and paint colors: According to Kelly, "bigger and brighter" will be the name of the game for 2017. With that, dark paint, accessories and wood finishes will go out of style.

The way we see it, people with classic taste can find interesting ideas from this, too. It doesn't matter if trendy style is not your thing; you can always update certain details and appliances to give your home that stylish look, but keeping your usual appearance at the same time.


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