Mixed materials and finishes on everything from cabinets to hardware and fixtures has become popular as well as cabinetry with open shelving and even sliding doors. Appliances in a variety of colors are also trending.
Mixing metals is a great way to add visual interest, particularly in a kitchen. When you mix metals, like bronze and brass, you are creating depth. This works so well in a kitchen because you have the opportunity to use different finishes in your plumbing, hardware, and lighting. A matte finish combined with a shiny one creates a great balance. Strive for a coordinated look rather than a matchy-matchy one and the end result will be far more interesting than selecting the same finish throughout.
Two-toned cabinetry keeps a kitchen from looking too flat and sterile. The kitchen is the center of the home, so playing with various colors and textures creates visual impact and brings more warmth and life to the space.
Just in time for cold weather redecoration and renovation projects, we asked top interior designers from Dering Hall to share some of the latest trends that are emerging in kitchen design. From unexpected material combinations to clever seating upgrades, here are six trends that you'll be seeing in kitchens around the country.