Brass and copper are gaining popularity right now, as opposed to chrome and stainless finishes. These warm metal tones are welcoming and beautiful. In addition, tones close to iron are making a comeback. Expect to see these tones not only in accents, but also large appliances as well. Try incorporating a classic copper range hood and matching kitchen accessories.
Natural Materials Sought After
Not only are natural and neutral colors perfect for the kitchen, but they are awesome all over the home. Wood in natural beams and decorative elements as well as brick in fireplaces and walls are rustic and natural, and look phenomenal. People are tearing kitchens apart to find these natural elements, and accenting them with a copper hood. Although some of these elements cost a bit more to restore, it is worth it in the end.
Simple and Classy - Monochrome
Having been around for some time, the sleek and modern trend will continue through this year. Clean lines and a minimalist scheme open up the room and bring it into the 21st century. Combining some natural elements to the marbled and glass look makes it more interesting. Adding curtains, backsplashes, copper hoods and wood accessories is a start. This creates a modern but welcoming look.
From backsplashes to wall hangings, and even paint, adding a bit of color will also add interest to any kitchen space. A great way to accomplish this trend is to shop for tiles that have vibrant colors. Even if they just take up the space behind the range or sink, it will be a stunning visual and a great start to adding other elements that play together nicely with the overall look.
The outdoor kitchen trend has not slowed down in the last five years, and again, copper range hoods are a great addition, because even as they weather, they look stunning. Many harsh climates are still implementing the outdoor kitchen by enclosing it to some degree and adding sliding doors or windows that can be replaced with screens or closed when the weather is being difficult. The best part is that even when the kitchen has to be enclosed in glass, the outdoors can still be seen and enjoyed.
Having an outdoor kitchen is a great addition and a way to impress friends and family with ease. Plus, more importantly, it will be a great space to enjoy year round.
There's something about natural black countertops in black quartz or granite that screams minimalistic yet grand. They can be left dull and matte or given a glossy finish.
Consider contrasting the countertops with other kitchen elements. This has been a popular trend for a while, and shows no signs of slowing down. Set off the dark stone with a cool, bright interior in white or light blue; then add further contrast with copper elements such as soap dispensers, spoon holders and more. Accenting with metal finishes works in any style of kitchen décor.
These are just some of the trends for this year; albeit some have been around for a few years, but they show no signs of slowing down and continue to be a popular choice among home and business owners. Give them a try, and watch your property value increase with each investment you make.
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