At the end of every year, designers from all around the globe start to predict design trends that will take off in the new year. Keeping up with these trends can be difficult with all of the sources available. It can be even more difficult to decide what trends you truly love when there are hundreds to choose from. Savvy Home Supply prides itself on being a leader in trend setting around the Louisville, KY area. We understand that redesigning a kitchen or bathroom in your home can be overwhelming and strive to make the process as easy as possible. This has led us to collect the top 10 kitchen trends to expect in 2018 in one place and one list.
The Top 10 Kitchen Trends of 2018
Coffee Bars Will Be Big
Through 2015, 2016, and 2017 the trend of the bar cart survived and thrived at some points. From DIY bar carts to fully stocked basement bars, homeowners wanted alcohol and the fixins readily available! However, experts predict that in 2018 a new kind of bar will rise in popularity – the coffee bar. As people trend towards healthier lifestyles and wholesome living, alcohol is getting crowded out by caffeine and won’t stop in the new year.
People Are Letting In Natural Lighting
Lamp light has been popular for hundreds of years, but the sun has been around much longer and people are finally learning to embrace it! 2018 is going to be a year all about natural light in kitchens. It is known that natural light is better for photography and in this day and age, people are taking more and more photos in their kitchen. Whether the photos are for blogs, social media, or just personal pleasure – natural light is key to a good photograph of food and homeowners know it!
Fresh Plants Will Be Everywhere
The end of 2017 saw a resurgence in incorporating greenery throughout the home. Designers are predicting that 2018 will see a rise in greenery featured in kitchen. From hanging pots to window boxes and potted plants out on the countertops – greenery of all sorts will be big kitchen trends in 2018. One of the most functional ways to incorporate green in the kitchen is by planting an herb garden. But think outside of the box and introduce other, decorative plants into the kitchen and make it a real jungle.
Turn to Open Storage Space Solutions
Another 2018 trend that is going to carry over from 2017 is open shelving and other open storage space solutions. More often than not, homeowners are turning to unconventional storage methods in the kitchen. Reusable jars, woven baskets, linen bags, and metal wire baskets are outshining cabinetry across popular home decor blogs. How do these homeowners show off their out-of-the-box storage solutions? With open shelving that will apparently be sticking around for another year!
Stone Sinks Are Replacing Ceramic
Farmhouse sinks have been a huge trend over the last year. It’s undeniable that they look beautiful, but are often crafted from ceramic and scratch easily. For homeowners planning on redoing their kitchens in 2018, look to stone sinks. They are durable, heavy duty, and can take a rough washing without reflecting any wear. A lot of homeowners will shy away from the idea of stone sinks, but don’t fret. Stone sinks come in a wide variety of colors, not just grey, and can be easily integrated into any kitchen design.
Brass is Making a Comeback
It seems like only recently brass hardware in kitchens was on its way out, but it’s coming back! Trend setters in the kitchen realm of home decorating are incorporating brass into faucets, cabinet and drawer pulls, and even appliance knobs. Brushed or polished, it does not matter, brass is back and 2018 is going to be its year as a kitchen-specific metal.
Consider Two-Tone Cabinetry
While open shelving will still be a prominent design trend in 2018, some people aren’t ready to say goodbye to floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. However, they still want a new and fresh approach to the ‘behind closed doors’ storage they love. Enter: two-tone cabinetry. This new take on cabinetry is huge in trendsetter’s kitchens with some choosing to paint the upper cabinets a lighter color and the bottom cabinets darker and others choosing to finish upper or lower cabinets in a light stain and dark staining the remaining. Savvy Home Supply now offers cabinet painting and can bring two-tone cabinets to life in any kitchen on any budget!
Color Will Start Popping Up
Color is making a comeback after years of white being the king of kitchen trends and bathroom trends, alike. 2018 color isn’t going to be channeled through wall paint or wallpaper. Instead, kitchen designers are turning to appliances to bring color into kitchen areas. KitchenAid started the colored appliance trend years ago, but 2018 will be the year of big color bursts. Ovens from BlueStar that come in a wide variety of hues and refrigerators in matching tones are going to be in the spotlight in kitchens across the board.
Say Bye-Bye to Subway Tile…
The subway tile trend of 2017 is fading out just as quickly as the all white kitchen trend. While subway tile was a beautiful way to embellish a backdrop with a subtle kitchen addition, like most tile, its appeal is short lived. This is especially true for homeowners who opted for white tile and white grout that stains just as quickly as floor tile grout. 2018 is going to be a vibrant, textile heavy, color saturated year for kitchen design.
And Hello to 3D Backsplashes!
In lieu of white subway tile that is flat and uniform in design, kitchen designers are turning to backsplashes that pop – literally! 3D backsplashes are going to be present in a lot of 2018 kitchen trends and will incorporate art and functionality together. 3D backsplashes will also be another outlet for designers to incorporate pops of color into 2018 kitchen designs without overpowering the space entirely.
2018 looks to be a fun and exciting year for kitchen trends! Designers and homeowners across the country are already making plans to incorporate kitchen trends into their new year plans. Pops of color, live plants, lots of light, and a new approach to textiles are all far cries from the trends of yesteryear. We’re excited to say goodbye to the pristine, white, clean kitchen trends that have been around for the last few years and hello to something new at Savvy Home Supply!
If you are in the market for a kitchen redesign remember that Savvy Home Supply is Louisville, Kentucky’s one-stop-shop for kitchen and bath needs. Contact us today at 502-241-9969 or by using our online form to receive a free estimate and schedule an appointment with a Savvy Home Supply expert.