With the close of National Kitchen and Bath Month, we wanted to take a look at the current design trends in the industry. Here are the top five trends in the kitchen and bath industry.
Simple, sleek, and classic are three words to describe the monochrome trend that has been around for some time. A monochromatic color scheme is a timeless look that isn’t going anywhere in 2014. Add a dash of natural wood or a colorful backsplash to add some visual interest to a monochromatic design and give the room an inviting appeal.
2. Natural Woods
One other trend that has been sweeping the design industry is the addition of natural woods and earthy materials. Wood and stone countertops and beautiful natural wood cabinets are topping everyone’s list.
3. Colorful Backsplashes
Backsplashes are a great place to give your kitchen a unique accent. Look for unique tiles in a color that appeals to you, or mix and match to create a unique backsplash you will enjoy for years to come. Keep the rest of the kitchen minimalistic and let your backsplash be the focal point.
4. Open Shelving
Cabinets will always be needed in the kitchen but open shelves are a growing design trend. Open shelves are a great way to display your eye-catching kitchen accessory and crockery. While you may not see a lot of open shelves now a lot of designers and manufacturers have started incorporating open shelving into their 2014 kitchen designs.
5. Warmer Metals
Designers have started favoring brass and copper just as much as they do silver metals. These darker metals have a warm and inviting patina that homeowners have taken to. You will see bronze and copper finishes on faucets, sinks, and even in light fixtures.
Which of these kitchen trends is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out designs like these in The House Designers’ fabulous kitchen house plan collection.