What differentiates a true luxury kitchen from a perfectly nice yet ordinary one? Look for the color blue – or any other vibrant shade. That’s according to this trend report from the Washington Post, which talks about how homeowners are absolutely over the white-on-white or all-neutral kitchen color schemes that were standard choices for so many years.
“This is our home. I want it to look like we live here, and, honestly – we’re colorful people!” Geena lives in the Hopkinton area, and is in the process of having her kitchen remodeled. “I like blue, and my daughter likes blue, so we’re working with our kitchen designers to incorporate it in the new kitchen.” Top ways to incorporate vivid color include painted cabinetry, brightly colored appliances, flooring selections and more. “One really nice touch was the blue glass that frames the window over the sink – it’s something the kitchen designers had a local craftsman make for us, and I think it’s really special to have something that makes the home truly unique.”
Top kitchen styles of interest right now are transitional, contemporary, and farmhouse. Transitional kitchens feature a more neutral color scheme, and are preferred by slightly older homeowners, while the farmhouse kitchen continues to be the traditional favorite of families with young children.
Another kitchen design trend to keep your eye on is the high tech kitchen. Technology has entered every aspect of our life, and a lot of the most exciting innovations have to do with the smart home. Look for mobile-device accommodations, such as the ability to control appliances with your smartphone; voice-enabled home automation platforms; and safety technology that alerts a cellphone of an undesirable situation.
The best kitchen design acknowledges trends without being led by them, adopting what is useful and relevant into a tailored kitchen design specific for the homeowner. To find out more, and to see our work, visit our designer showroom.