2016 Kitchen Design Trends

It’s no surprise that kitchens remain “the heart of the home” and are the main focus for homeowners when it comes to remodeling. Whether they are considering a major renovation or a few trendy tweaks, homeowners are embracing the hottest new kitchen design trends forecasted for 2016 to keep their kitchens looking their best.

Gray is the New White in Kitchen Cabinetry: As white cabinets continue to top the color charts as a go-to favorite, experts say that gray is the shade to watch for bumping white out of the top spot. Another up-and-coming trend you’ll see is the combining of cabinet colors (like pairing soft gray cabinets with richly stained wood).

Gray Kitchen Cabinets

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High Tech Cabinetry: Pulls and knobs may be the standard in cabinet hardware, but today’s homeowners have exciting new options when it comes to how their cabinets function. For kitchens with limited space, homeowners can choose a new generation of cabinets – literally at their fingertips. With a touch of a button, cabinets with hydraulic, easy-to-close doors fold up and move out of the way to allow for easy access. Now there’s no possible way to slam the cabinets.

High Tech Cabinetry With Hydraulics and Easy Close Doors

Colorful Sinks: Just as kitchen cabinet color is changing, so is the ho-hum standard of white or stainless steel sinks. Installing a colorful sink in your kitchen is an easy way to add a pop of color. You can also create a new focal point by using the same shade in your backsplash, or as an accent color somewhere else in the room to tie it together.

Colored Sinks Add A Pop Of Color

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Oversized Light Fixtures: Experts agree to not shy away from using large or oversized light fixtures, especially over a kitchen island. Not only do they add a sense of depth perception, but they create a great sense of drama (especially in kitchens with low ceilings).

Oversized or Large Kitchen Lighting Creates DramaCreating Drama with Mosaics: Some homeowners believe dark finish cabinets in a small area make the room look smaller. Experts are debunking that belief by pairing light and colorful mosaic backsplashes with equally light colored countertops. It’s a great way to create drama and add another level of sophistication to your home.

Creating Drama with Mosaics

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Inventive Storage Solutions: Storage seems to be an ongoing issue for those living in apartments or in homes where the kitchen is short on space. For those considering a kitchen renovation, experts suggest investing in multi-tiered drawers. This is a smart and inventive way to double your storage space in one place.

Multi Tiered Drawers

We hope these exciting new kitchen trends for 2016 have inspired you to take a closer look at how you can make your own kitchen even better. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Granite Transformations today!