Minimalism is the key word here.
Since most families congregate in the kitchen, it’s not a bad idea to keep the technology and design in this space updated. That’s why we’re giving you a head’s up: Next year, it’s going to be all about dark colors, customization and convenience.
ATo add character to the 2017 Kitchen of the Year, San Francisco designer Jon de la Cruz used two finishes on the cabinets: weathered white oak and Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White paint in Modern Eggshell. “You see that kind of make-do cobbling together in old kitchens,” he says.
2. Clip-On Color
Cristel’s stackable cookware line, Mutine, has detachable handles in nine colors that will free up space under the counter — and coordinate with dishware or towels.
3. Dark Plum
Another color to watch out for is dramatic purple, according to designer Francesco Bilotto. “You’ll see this tone showcased everywhere from kitchen cabinets to foyers,” he says. We’re partial to the dramatic backsplash in this modern space.
4. Instant Pots
Yep, Instant Pots will still be in season. “They’re part of the minimalist trend where people don’t want as much stuff and just want one tool that does everything,” says Betty Gold, senior product analyst in the Kitchen Appliances & Technology Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.
5. Appliance Garages
Another way to embrace the minimalist trend: smart storage. Here, San Francisco designer Jon de la Cruz created a home in the 2017 Kitchen of the Year for the toaster and coffeemaker to reduce counter clutter.
6. Simple Luxury
Appliances can be state-of-the-art without completely overwhelming your space. In this updated kitchen, a dreamy lineup of built-in Bosch Benchmark® appliances makes the busy heart of this home both hardworking and good-looking.
Read more: http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/kitchens/g2664/kitchen-trends/?slide=1