Kitchen / June 6, 2018 / Laurette Gautier.
We’re still seeing natural wood elements in the kitchen and the floor is where this design statement is being made. Noted above, wood countertops are on the upswing, thick wood shelving and more textured door styles in clear or semi-opaque stains are beautiful design elements in 2018 kitchens. Backsplashes are generally quiet affairs, creating to a visual flow in the design. Seamless engineered stone with soft patterns are trending. Tile for the backsplash is either very small shapes or larger format sizes.
Minimalism loves maximalism, translated, is a peripheral trend toward a clean, simple design framework which features a single, bold focal point of colorful florals or other bright patterns or colors. It’s a pleasant antidote to straight lines and introduces color, warmth and visual emotion in a surprising yet modern design statement – a backlash from recent years of minimalism in our interiors.
Try to apply the same principle with materials and accessories, because you’re purchasing pieces that have to satisfy the needs of two rooms (to be more precise, porcelain flooring makes perfect sense in the kitchen, but it will certainly obstruct the warm and welcoming scenario you intend to introduce in the kitchen. A good example of such material is natural stone, especially a finely cut one.
When it comes to nerve-wracking kitchen design decisions, cabinetry has an undisputed leadership position. It will be challenging, it will be exhausting, and it will be extremely important. To make matters even scarier, cabinetry costs, and it is not such a recommended practice to choose random ones as they can affect reversely the entire appearance of the kitchen.
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