When you’re redecorating, you’re bound to know a lot about the current trends. You’re also likely to have very strong opinions on said trends and are probably a bit confused about some of them: are they too trendy? Will they date my home? Do I only like it because it’s trendy and I’ll hate it as soon as the trend’s over?
Check out these current kitchen décor trends and weigh in: love it or hate it? Would you put these ideas into your kitchen?
1. Open shelving and/or glass cabinetry
The prevailing opinion on this one leans to the positive side. What could be better, right? Extra space to keep your stuff, looks modern, opens up small kitchens, adds flair to the kitchen, and lets you showcase your favorite pieces.
I’m not a fan, though. It looks nice on the decorating sites, but the practical side of me knows that it would drive me crazy. Yes, it looks nice – when it’s been professionally arranged and cleaned. The downside: your collections will collect dust and grime, which means you have to wash dishes BEFORE you use them. You need to keep them neat if you don’t want your shelving to look like a rummage sale. Open displays can make your kitchen look cluttered rather than open if they’re not arranged right.
So it’s nay from me. Would you do it?
2. Two-tone cabinetry
This trend can be executed in different ways: one color for top cabinets with another for bottom cabinets, island cabinetry in another color, and/or two colors or shades within the cabinets themselves.
I love this trend and can’t wait to put it into my dream kitchen. I’m thinking gray on the bottom and white on top so that I can get the white-kitchen look without having to constantly clean all of the cabinets. (Yes, I’m a neat freak – have you noticed?)