2014 Top Kitchen Trends
Want to do some kitchen improvements this year, but don’t know where to start? No worries, here are the hottest kitchen trends for 2014 according to Zillow – let them inspire you to create a more stylish kitchen, one in which it will be a pleasure to cook, eat, or spend time with friends and family.
- Black Countertops
Yes, that’s right black countertops! Specifically black quartz or granite countertops will be used to add style to kitchens adding a modern edge and sophistication. If you’re seeking an elegant yet powerful look, go for leather-finished or honed black granite countertops. Don’t be afraid to play with contrasts – pair your dark countertops with white or light gray cabinets.
Granite countertops stand out in any kitchen and create a focal point, especially black. They are a great investment, if you use your kitchen as a social space to gather with friends and family, with their durability and ability to conceal spills and other accidents.
- Care and Maintenance of Granite Countertops
Tips for care and maintenance that will keep your countertop looking as new as the day we installed it. Learn how to protect your countertop from daily wear-and-tear and other environmental factors.
- 2014's Hottest Trends on Display at the Interior Design Show | Yanic Simard
Last Thursday saw the return of the annual Interior Design Show, launching as always with The Party: a private industry-only event where design insiders come together to mix and mingle, and preview the exciting new products and creations on display.
- 2014 Kitchen Trends on Pinterest
This is a group board for the January 8, 2014 KBtribechat hosted by Susie Feia.
- 2014 kitchen design trends - Style At Home
Give your kitchen a facelift in 2014 with these five kitchen design trends.
- Dark Paints
Gone are the days when everyone paints their kitchen white – this year’s trends will lean towards color, especially darker tones. Colors like deep brown, dark red and black will be used to create a more powerful sense of atmosphere and give the kitchen a stronger personality.
Painting all the walls of your kitchen brown or another dark color may make your kitchen feel small though, especially if it’s on the small side. Paint only the ceiling, or the floor or just one or two walls a deep shade, leaving the remaining walls to keep a bright and light contrast.
- Glass-front Cabinets
As more and more people are turning their kitchens into social spaces where they spend quality time with their friends and family, a new trend is emerging – the display of kitchen wares and foods behind glass-front cabinets. These can beautifully showcase dishware, oils, herbs and spices and more, being an excellent design choice for people who love to eat good food and prepare it and want to show off their utensils and provisions to their guests. And it will definitely motivate you to keep your cabinets organized.
- Open Shelves
Traditional farmhouse kitchens have long used open shelves, and this year the style will be eagerly adopted in modern households. Open shelves will be used for the same reason as glass-front cabinets, to draw attention to the kitchen dishes and utensils and delight the eye with tantalizing food ingredients. Open shelves can add color and flavor to any kitchen, balancing the space if you’ve also incorporated the black countertops and deep shaded paints. In terms of style, any kind of open shelves will do, from plain, rustic-ones to highly stylized, futuristic designs with smooth edges and glossy surfaces.
One thing’s clear: this year kitchens will gain personality and become more stylish with these trends. And with kitchens becoming more and more the social hubs for families of all sizes, eating and gathering in them will simply be delightful.
*Trends are taken from the Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report.
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