Food is the window into a healthy, satisfied soul, and if your kitchen is a work of art, you’ll want to spend even more time there creating delicious meals and yummy baked goods. 2016 is the year of change for kitchen décor, so if you’re wondering what is on trend for this much used room in your home, take a peek at these ideas.
If you’re updating your own kitchen or searching for a new home, look for muted colors. They are spot on in trending color schemes. They’re soothing, not too bright, and a stark contrast from the dark wood we’ve all been seeing. Houzz.com gives this beautiful (and definitely DYI doable example.) You can also consider having fun with the knobs and handle, go funky, subtle, colorful; anything that reflects your style and compliments your color scheme. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/57156953/list/kitchen-confidential-9-trends-to-watch-for-in-2016
Houzz also knows the power of a well-organized command center right there in your kitchen. It doesn’t take much to turn a few drawers and a bulletin board into sacred space of streamlined administrative success. They advise “Look for areas with hidden charging stations to store devices like phones and tablets so that they are always operable, at hand and charged,”
But the unseen parts of your kitchen are often the most loved. Drawers and cupboards that pull out with organizational magic are a must have. And if you ever decide to sell, these enchanted drawers will be a great selling point to buyers. You can install the yourself, or get the handiwork of a professional to get the job done for you.
Commercial grade kitchens are also part of the trends this season. But you can spice up this look with a few colorful hanging lights. Plus, you can easily change them any time you need a new look or color.
Speaking of that commercial grade look, range hoods of all shades and styles of metal add an instant hint of professionalism in your kitchen. They’re eye appealing, a conversation piece, and even if your cooking skills are a little subpar, these range hoods say anything but that.
Lastly, don’t forget to trust your own gut and design style. Trends come and go, but your personal touch will always be your personal touch. You can always update the style in your kitchen as trends change, and as your personal taste evolves. For a clean look, keep knickknacks to a minimum, but do display unique pieces that represent your family. You want to feel at home in your kitchen, and while not scientifically proven, food tends to taste better when it’s served in the kitchen of your dreams.