Hello blog readers!
This is Kayla, Jim’s daughter, attempting my first blog post!
What are my interests? I absolutely LOVE interior design and learning about the upcoming trends for homes. Today, I’m going to share the new/current trends when it comes to redesigning a kitchen.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where parents make their kids a brown paper bag lunch for school. It’s also where you prepare your Thanksgiving meal. Who wouldn’t want their kitchen to look the part?! Below I included a link to our Pinterest page that gives you ideas for your new look!
Trend #1 – Matte black.
From appliances to faucets, matte black is very timeless and chic. “An object with a matte finish seems to strip away all other distractions such as surface sheen, forcing the form of the object to speak for itself,” says Bobby Berk.
Trend #2 – Cerused Wood.
What the heck is cerused? It means to treat wood with a white pigment to make the grain more noticeable. This actually goes back to the 1600s during Queen Elizabeth I when it was used as a cosmetic – but don’t use it for your skin now, it is extremely toxic! This look was very popular in high-end homes, but now it has become more universal.
Trend #3 – Subway Tiles.
Now, Jim isn’t particularly a fan of subway tiles but I LOVE them! It definitely gives you that “farmhouse” look. It is very affordable, which is probably the main reason why people use this as a backsplash rather than a whole slab of granite or quartz. There are different ways you could use the tiles – horizontal, herringbone, etc! I saw a home in Carlsbad that had subway tiles with dark grout, which is less likely to show dirt aka less cleaning!
Trend #4 – Quartz Counters.
The price of granite slabs and other natural stone have come down enough that going with quartz counters doesn’t save you a ton, but it does give you a high-grade look and is virtually indestructible. The extending of the counter down the side of a cabinet – know as a waterfall – completes the upscale appearance at a reasonable cost!
Here is a link to examples of each:
I’ve also heard from a reliable source that the monochromatic white/gray look will be on its way out over the next couple of years. Guess what will be coming back? Earth tones!
Hope to see you back next week for #trendytuesday!
Hooray! Congrats on your first blog post, Kayla!
I’ve always like Earth tones, no matter what other trends may come and go, I think that Earth tones are timeless.
Also a big fan of quartz vs granite!
Kayla, great post!
I have a modern home built by a premiere builder here in Boise. I love it! Its wide open floor plan (with unpainted wooden floors) is one of my favorite features. My favorite room is the open kitchen/living room/dining area. It has two shelves about the sink for dishes also.
I, too, love quartz counters (so tired of granite). Mine are gray with gray subway tiles half-way up the wall. All appliances are from Bosch. The walls are a crisp white.
PS Keep “taking over” your dad’s blog! We love hearing from you!
Earth tones are classic. If we could just bring back some good disco music.
We recently finished rehabbing two dumb kitchens, and I was ascared of Quartz, but tried it anyway. Glad to know it’s more durable than the standard stuff!
Thanks for dropping by to fancy up the place, Kayla!
DAD!!!! It’s jewel tones, not earth tones!
Sorry KK! I was typist on that – apparently I must want earth tones to come back subconsciously!
Jewel tones? WTF You mean like no lighted dance floor? No mirrored disco ball? No platform shoes? No Donna Summer music? Wake me up when disco comes back.
Jewel tones, very different! Jim, I hope you can edit the post, for your own good. 🙂
Great first post Kayla! But you gotta take your dad’s advice and “get good help” – haha!
What the hell is a Donna Summer? Is that after Indian Summer?
Donna Summer = Queen of Disco
New insight from someone who knows (not me): Greens will be the next trend, like blues and grays have been lately – as well as the jewel tones.
Flip or Flop Vegas (a trendy TV show) did a flip where the primary color was teal. Kitchen cabinets, bathroom tile, doors etc. I have to admit it did look pretty good. But roll the camera ahead a few years and teal could look pretty dated. Sort of like pink bathrooms.
Nice post Kayla! I’m excited to hear about coming trends-would love to have green in the kitchen! Just not avocado green like the ’60s or ’70s.