Kitchen Design Trends 2017
What are the best colors for kitchen cabinets this season?
Those of you who like fresh colors in their surrounding may easily go for Tawny Color, Equator Yellow or Bali Hai Blue, which we recommend combining with a second monochromatic decor of more neutral palette starting from white, passing through the gray spectrum and up to the end of dark graphite or black. This season the popular kitchen colors will be bright, but with a more mild edge – yet careful – not quite to the point of pastel.
Although the vital color schemes will be sufficiently present during the trend period of 2016-2017 the triumph come back of the dark decor in the interior design altogether will un-doubtfully reflect upon the fashion choices of kitchen color schemes in the future. Characteristic for the next period will be the introduction of colorful combinations between clear and monochrome tones and the decreased usage of wooden decors and claddings that will be only unostentatiously applied.
Black is the new white
A real Wow! Factors are becoming the black kitchen cabinets, which have such an untraditional and unique vision that easily become a focal point of any kitchen design. Actually the unthinkable (until recently) idea of a through and through black kitchen now is becoming a fashion – accomplished, of course with the typical for the contemporary design ingenuity and style.
The Vipp Kitchen is a design product that according to its creators is a result of 75 years long tradition of working with metal. Inspired by professional kitchens, they create this design more as a functional and cleverly placed instrument than as a decorative element of the interior. So at the end, the result is functionality, stylish outlook and high quality in one place.
The multifunctional Kitchen Island – Mina of the Italian brand Minacciolo, is also a metal creation with a characteristic industrial look that is enhanced by the colorful red handles sustained in the stylistic of “water pipe stopcock” and the impressive presence of the aspirators with their unique “retro-techno” style.
The absolutely black stylistic of Schröder Küchen uses the two horizontal lines, of the recently fashionable handleless arrangement, to bring dynamics and elegance into the massive monochromatic volumes.
Some brands like ALNO and BEECK Küchen don’t go the “whole ten yards” into the black dominion and use balancing white elements. In this way, the vision becomes more dramatic with a dynamic intertwinement of light and dark spots. The alternation of antithetical elements is more or less chaotic so that the association with chess board will be avoided.
If you’re not an admirer neither of dark moody colors or the other extremity – colorful explosion, there always is the Golden middle – the classy gray tonalities. They will never go out of style, and they are quite practical – on a gray backyard even the simplest decoration will stand out and look like “a million bucks.” The gray kitchen is a modern trend that is well combined with a second color or even as a single choice, especially when the texture of the material resembles stone or concrete.
How about the white? Are the white kitchen designs still a trend?
Yes, white will stay on the fashion scene but because of its well explored and entertained nature will not be enough by itself. To increase the attractive appearance of a white kitchen there can be an inclusion of bright additional colors, or geometrical shapes and stripes like in this Contura kitchen from allmilmö, for jazzing up the composition. The modern kitchen needs living plants and fresh greenery
The oval shapes are here once again
For their new kitchen design Onda the designers from Rational create a combination of black and dark wooden decor with oblong angles. After a decade dominated of straight, clear lines the soft shapes and curves are making a huge comeback into the design concept of modern kitchen. It’s worth noticing that this is not a rein of artistic curves and abstract shapes, is more like -clear geometrical volumes with delicate oblong finishing’s. Wonderful example of that is the model Dune from Pedini. Although here the presence of multiple curve and arches is mesmerizing, still the straight lines dominate and somewhat define the composition.
The Kitchen Island as a center of the premise
In contemporary housing, the open plan kitchens are almost a norm. This way of organization of space achieves (amongst its other advantages) adequate social interaction, even during meal preparation process. Often this mobility and interaction are achieved through a contemporary Kitchen Island solution – functional and accessible from all sides.
The cabinet section of the design arrangement is often composed as one visually inseparable group resembling a kitchen wardrobe and at its center is placed the oven section. The Clever solution is to place these cabinets section into a special niche of the kitchen, so everything is to be nice and tidy. The pluses of such an arrangement go for saving space and freeing a movement passage, tidy esthetic look, and functionality; on the other hand, such a niche must be designed and planed at an early stage of the home construction or renovation.
The front-side elements of the Kitchen Island are usually orientated towards the living room premises (when the arrangement is an open –plan kitchen) and often are represented by open shelf and decoration segments. In this way, a natural connection between kitchen fittings and the rest of the design solutions can occur.
More and more often we see kitchens where the practical solution of constructing the dining table as a part of the Kitchen Island is taken as a chance to enhance the design level and attractiveness. If we have to be honest the two zones – of food preparation and consummation – are inseparably linked so this modern approach is not only a field for fashionable design and trend experimentation but is also very practical and reasonable choice when it comes to its functions.
The cantilevered arrangement of kitchen cabinetry is a fashion trend dating back to the 80’s but it hadn’t been explored wildly. The problem is that the architectural construct must be sufficiently strong to withstand the pressure of the cabinet content and the additional weight of fittings and actions. From another side, this arrangement offers an elegant vision, easy maintenance under the cabinetry and unique configurations for the kitchen. So some designers are rediscovering this approach with a new inspiration using, this time, smaller and shallower volumes and dynamic design solutions to optimize weight distribution.