Whether you are planning on a full remodel or minor upgrades, kitchen remodeling should be fun! If you’re living in a home that was built sometime in the middle of the last century (or you just want to freshen up your kitchen), you’ll likely want to upgrade a few things to stay with the times and current kitchen trends.
From hardware to colors, to cabinets, and floors, this is just the beginning, and knowing where to start is often the hardest part. That’s why we’ve assembled our favorite 2017 kitchen trends to help provide you some inspiration for your next kitchen remodel. The trends we’ve chosen to focus on are:
- Kitchen color trends
- Kitchen cabinet trends
- New kitchen design trends
- New kitchen flooring trends
Kitchen Color Trends
When it comes to choosing a color for your kitchen remodel, you may feel like you are facing an uphill battle. In the scheme of things, it helps you understand what style of kitchen you are hoping to achieve with a remodel (contemporary, transitional, or industrial to name a few) and go from there. But don’t limit yourself to just one color or staying traditional with a matching kitchen. Here are our top kitchen color trends for 2017:
- Simple and classic off-white or white walls, for a refreshing look
- Two-toned or color-blocked, for an added pop of color
- Dark and warm tones, such as mossy greens or browns
But don’t limit yourself to only using color on walls. You can easily incorporate color by way of fixtures, backsplash, tile, cabinets, and appliances, just to name a few!
Kitchen Cabinet Trends
Cabinets tend to be one of the main focal points in a kitchen. While cabinets range from all shapes, sizes, and materials, there are definitely trends that have popped up in 2017. The trends we are a fan of are :
- All wood cabinets, great to play around with if you are going for a two-toned kitchen
- Rustic or reclaimed wood, show mother earth some love
- Metal, clean and industrial chic
- No cabinets (Is a kitchen without cabinets still a kitchen? You bet it is!)
Once you have chosen your new style of cabinets, there are a few features that are worth paying attention to. Opt for slam-proof hinges, which will help protect the life of your new cabinets and have fun with hardware (it’s a great place to sprinkle in some extra personality)
Also, if you are wanting to go down the salvaged or reclaimed route for cabinets and hardware, check out what is available in your town. Here in Portland, we have a few local reclamation stores that we love; Hippo Hardware & Trading Company and The ReBuilding Center.
New Kitchen Design Trends
These days, the design trend of new kitchens seems to be ever expanding. The only limitations on a kitchen remodel are your own imagination. The features are dependent on what you use your kitchen for the most, whether it be entertaining or cooking. Some of our favorite design trends are:
- Remodeling with an open floor plan in mind
- Colored kitchen island and even dual kitchen islands
- Pullouts and rollouts (cabinets and drawers)
- Stunning and bold lighting fixtures
- Unique wine and liquor storage
- Innovative kitchen workstations
- Espresso or coffee nooks
- Colored sinks
- Commercial grade appliances
When thinking about the design of your soon to be remodeled kitchen, make sure you take into consideration what you want most from this space. If you entertain often, think of what would make your life a little easier and make your guests more comfortable. If you cook often, think of what tools, appliances, or space would make cooking even more enjoyable. Nowadays, you can create the kitchen of your dreams, nothing is off limits!
New Kitchen Flooring Trends
Kitchen floors are easily forgotten about when remodeling this space. If you think about it, it might be due to the fact that we don’t look down when we are in the kitchen. Eyes and hands are focused on cabinets, countertops, and appliances, not necessarily where feet are!
We feel that kitchen floors should not be forgotten about, and neither do the 2017 kitchen flooring trends! Here is what’s trending:
- Hardwood flooring with black finishes
- Parquet floors
- Traditional hardwood
- Dark tones
Some of these flooring trends may seem unconventional or wild, but trust us, when the whole kitchen remodel is complete, you’ll understand why these options are all the rage. Creating a warm, welcoming, and comfortable kitchen from the ground up is essential when planning your design!
Contact Square Deal Remodeling About Your Kitchen Remodel
2017 is almost over, but there is still time to get in on these kitchen trends. Our expert designers are here to make your dream kitchen a reality. If you are feeling inspired and ready to remodel your kitchen, contact us today.
Curious about our work? Check out our kitchen portfolio and see what we’re capable of!