We love starting the year with a look forward to the looks, colors, and changes we expect to see and use more of in the upcoming year. Innovation and change is a fun part of design. Although your home should be an expression of you and not driven exclusively by trends, seeing new ideas can be a fun way to evolve your own personal style. We’re breaking down 2023’s trends room by room, and today we are analyzing one of our favorites to design, the kitchen. Take a look!
Wood tones in the kitchen have steadily been swinging away from ultra light toward a more varied mix of woods, with medium tones trending. This year, we expect the mixed wood tone trend to continue, but with even darker, richer wood tones. The look is classic, yet when paired with lighter woods and a mix of materials, it feels interesting and sophisticated.
Organic materials left in a more natural state is a trending look. Part of this earthy aesthetic is a love for plaster or roman clay range hoods. The look can be smooth or textured, but either way the look creates a beautiful focal point in the kitchen.
In our new project, Vista Point Custom Build, we used stone walls throughout the build, including in the kitchen. The look helps blur the lines between inside and out, turning your home into a really beautiful natural retreat. We think that more and more clients will choose this look.
Once only seen as a luxury in the biggest new builds, now the Butler’s Pantry is becoming mainstream. Many of our clients love this trending space, Situated off the kitchen, a butlers pantry might provide space for dry food storage, but also includes extra prep space and room for small appliances like a coffee maker, toaster oven, or even an extra full oven. This usable pantry allows you to keep your more visible kitchen area clutter free.
Styling with Art
Cottage core has been trending in both design and as a lifestyle. It’s an aesthetic that embraces a simpler way of life and celebrates the authentic and often vintage. In the kitchen, even if you like a more traditional or modern design over the rustic country look, embrace the cottage core trend with original paintings, hand-thrown ceramics, and one-of-a-kind vintage finds that will add depth, beauty, and character to your space.
What trends are you jumping on this year? We can’t wait to show you more of the looks we are loving so check back all month long as we explore the different directions design is each space of the home.