­Kitchen Trends

by | Jul 9, 2021 | Designing, How-To, Kitchens, Room-By-Room

What’s popular today may look dated in a year or two, but there are a number of current kitchen trends that will stand the test of time.

You can never go wrong with white subway tile. In this case, the tiles look hand made and the grout is charcoal gray. The black window trim and upper cabinet on the left contrast with the whitewashed oak lower cabinets, the gray quartz countertops, and the light floors. The industrial open shelving provides a lot of storage. The pops of blue on the shelves connect with the royal blue refrigerator. An island made of reclaimed wood brings another rustic element to the kitchen. There is a lot going on here but all the elements work together perfectly.

Photo by Karl Neumann

The recess under the range hood keeps frequently used items at the ready for the cook.

Boxwoods/photo by Roger Wade

Carrara marble is a timeless choice for countertops and complements the gray cabinetry. A sliding glass door provides easy access to a spacious pantry.

Photo by Karl Neumann

Farmhouse sinks are trendy now and will continue to be in the future. This one looks like hammered zinc and adds a bit of sparkle to the kitchen.

Photo by Heidi Long

White cabinets light up a kitchen surrounded by dark timbers and flooring. The furniture-style island has a contrasting countertop and plenty of storage and extra seating.

Photo by Karl Neumann

The stove surround mimics the fireplace in the great room, complete with reclaimed wood mantel. The white walls enhance the fusion of complementary colors.

Photo by Karl Neumann

We love the idea of a rolling library ladder for easy access to the upper cabinets.

PFB Group/photo by Roger Wade

The curved island with copper countertop has seating for four without taking up too much space. The clerestory windows lighten up the dark colors.

Acanthus Architecture, On Site Management/photo by Roger Wade

Extra cabinetry in the dining room is built into the kitchen cabinets, eliminating the need for an additional piece of furniture.

Photo by Heidi Long

The waterfall countertop on the island contrasts nicely with the dark cabinetry. We appreciate the way the dark colors set off the log walls.

Photo by Karl Neumann

Red appliances and a colorful glass tile backsplash enhance the rich wood of the cabinets and countertop. The pot rack is safely recessed.

Photo by Heidi Long

A small work desk with computer and a cozy bench occupy one wall of the rustic white kitchen. The table extension on the island is a great place for eating breakfast or snacks. Dark wood countertops and rustic green subway tile complete the look of this kitchen.

Photo by Heidi Long

The wood cabinets and flooring blend perfectly with the log walls of this kitchen. An antique-style stove and soapstone countertops are stand-out features.

Blue Ribbon Builders/photo by Roger Wade

It’s a great luxury to have a fireplace in the kitchen. The island is large enough for formal dining and includes a convenient prep sink.

Porth Architects, Kibler & Kirch, Timberline Builders, Montana Reclaimed Lumber/photo by Roger Wade

Sage green cabinets and reclaimed wood are timeless choices for a kitchen.

Photo by Karl Neumann

The white cabinetry and gray granite island stand out against the logs and wood cabinetry in this kitchen.

Sarah Jones Interiors, Kelly & Stone Architects, Jim Morrison Construction, Westgate Hardwoods/photo by Roger Wade

Double islands are ideal for entertaining while cooking. The stone stove surround soars to the ceiling to balance with the fireplace in the great room.

Yankee Barn Homes

Sunlight streams into an all-white kitchen with natural wood and stainless steel accents. The quartz countertops resemble timeless carrAra marble, and classic beadboard was applied to the back to the cabinets.