W hether you’re looking to add some character, break the traditional work triangle rules or create a display shelf for your favorite dishware, these trending new kitchens offer plenty of ideas.
Kitchens are about so much more than just cooking food. These central hubs in our homes are where we often eat, help our kids do homework, entertain, organize schedules and even watch TV. So it’s no surprise to learn that homeowners are always eager to make the most of their kitchens.
One year ago, most homeowners are looking to modern conveniences like pullout shelves and high-quality appliances to update their spaces. White, Shaker-style cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and open concepts still reign supreme.
Colorful cabinetry. While the white kitchen seems to be a trend with staying power, Houzz research. But designer Jane Lockhart admits that we’ll start to see more color in cabinetry, including navy, black, deep charcoals and cream colors. “Navy and dark colors will be on lower cabinets and islands to contrast with lighter neutrals on uppers,” she says.
But, if you want to embrace color in your kitchen but are afraid of going too bright, consider rich and sophisticated jewel tones. These highly saturated colors nod to gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. You can breathe new life into your kitchen by painting your cabinets in one of these six on-trend shades.
Emerald. While emeralds in nature can range from light to dark, it’s the deep-hued emerald that seems to be really turning heads of late. This Los Angeles kitchen by Black Lacquer Design features cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Chrome Green.
Ruby. Red has long been a popular color in kitchens, but unlike many brighter reds, ruby is a deeper hue that works equally well in traditional or modern kitchens. Rembrandt Ruby from Sherwin-Williams is a good example of this lovely shade of red.
Sapphire. Sapphires, much like emeralds, come in a range of colors, but it’s the darker blue shades that have been showing up in more and more kitchens recently. Consider pairing cabinets painted in a shade of sapphire blues, such as Benjamin Moore’s New York State of Mind, with brass fixtures for a sophisticated look.
Yellow Topaz. In nature, topaz can be found in nearly every color of the rainbow, but yellow is the most common shade used in jewelry. It’s also a great choice if you want a richer, deeper yellow tone for your kitchen cabinets. Behr’s Fuzzy Duckling will give you a look similar to the cabinets here.
Turquoise. Bright turquoise hues are often associated with tropical-inspired designs, but a more muted turquoise can add a refined look with just enough pizazz to keep it interesting. This elegant kitchen features cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Verdigris.
Amethyst. Painting your kitchen cabinets any shade of purple, even dark-hued amethyst, is a bold choice. For a balanced look, consider painting your island cabinets in an amethyst color, such as Farrow & Ball’s Pelt, and keeping the rest of the cabinets white.
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