Are you looking to update your kitchen this year? Or perhaps you're building your brand-new dream home, or simply adding a few simple touches to give your kitchen a fresh look. Whether you're going for a total overhaul, or working within a budget to add a few trendy updates to your kitchen, we've provided a list of five 2015 kitchen trends to give you some design and decorating inspiration.
Warm & Mixed Metallics
Warm metallics such as gold, bronze, and copper are big this year. Adding warm metallic details to your kitchen adds a little bit of luxury to dress up the ordinary. Cabinet hardware and sink faucets are an easy way to add a bit of shine to your kitchen, and for an even more dramatic look, consider wall decor, and light fixtures. For a bit more visual interest, don't be afraid mix cool and warm metals, such as rose gold mixed with a cool, reflective silver.
Open shelving in the kitchen helps to create an airy atmosphere and personalize the space. Rather than using open shelving simply for display, make it functional, storing dishes and glassware, mixed with decorative elements such as elegant tea tins, or imported foods with unique labels. Of course, there will always be certain things that you'd rather not display, so a mix of closed cabinetry and open shelving provides the perfect solution, allowing you to hide things when necessary.
More and more, the kitchen is becoming the hub of the home, a space for the whole family to gather. In keeping with this evolution, kitchen designs are incorporating more furniture-style elements, such as island counters on raised legs, with detailed paneling , or cabinetry that is reminiscent of a china hutch or buffet. Consider adding kitchen elements that can also work as eye-catching pieces of furniture to give your space a comfortable, homey atmosphere.
Mixing Modern & Traditional
Kitchen trends this year are moving away from super sleek and modern designs, making room for spaces that are warmer, with a contemporary feel. Think warm wood cabinetry mixed with stainless steel appliances, and contemporary colors. A mix of traditional and modern creates an inviting space, blending clean lines and cozy details.
Black is making a statement in kitchen design, creating a strong, bold atmosphere, with a sophisticated quality. Black counter tops or cabinetry lend a sleek, strong aura, letting metallic hardware and appliances stand out and shine. To add some visual interest, consider paneled surfaces, or choose a contrasting counter top color.