The kitchen in one of the most popular rooms in the home, acting not only as the place where nutritious meals are created but also as a gathering place for the family after a long, hard day at work at school. As a result, interior designers are increasingly working to create spaces that are well lit, safe for the family to congregate and comfortable enough to encourage people to want to meet there time and again. Bright paints, plush seats, smart kitchen devices and other elements of design are just some aspects that designers continue to incorporate in kitchen decor to ensure the perfect cooking and socializing space. Design experts project that the kitchen as a social place will continue to be a trend well into 2017 and other years. In addition, the following trends will prove to be extremely popular:
- The black and white kitchen
Black and white works with virtually any colour and can thus be incorporated into any kitchen decor project. Whether you choose to go for white with black accents in order to create a feeling of more room or black in order to create a sombre mood, there is a black and white colour scheme for you. You can paint walls, countertops, cabinets and even furniture in your desired colours, or choose to purchase appliances in this colour scheme in order to achieve the look you want.
- Smart appliances
Smart appliances and kitchen devices will continue to make cooking, cleaning, chopping, blending and other activities easier. Items like smart thermometers, WIFI controlled ovens, refrigerators with cameras that allow you to view the contents of your fridge remotely and many others continue to make their appearance in many kitchens. In addition, product designers are creating aesthetically pleasing products in a variety of colours so you can choose appliances that fit in with your overall decor colour scheme.
- Functional cabinets
Top to bottom cabinets as well as those incorporating a variety of functions will continue to be extremely popular in 2017. Pocket doors will become especially popular with people whose kitchens have limited space as a way to create more storage.
- Return to nature
Decorators and home owners will continue to incorporate natural elements into kitchen decor including wood accents, clay accessories, terracotta floors and many others.
- Dark floors
Dark floors which add a feeling of warmth to kitchens with light walls and fixtures is another trend to watch in 2017.
Kitchen decor trends can provide some inspiration for your own decor project, giving you the information you need to get started on creating the kitchen of your dreams.