5 Kitchen Design Trends That Will Dominate 2017
Even though 2016 is just over half way over, designers nation wide are looking towards 2017 in order to stay on top of the hottest, and newest kitchen design trends. We have compiled a list of what we believe will be the kitchen design trends that will shape the design landscape in 2017. After researching the market, reviewing with our peers, and looking at our own client requests, this list is sure to be an accurate representation of what we will see in 2017.
1. Colored Stainless Steel
Back in the 1950s, colors such as Stratford Yellow, Sherwood Green, Turquoise Green, Cadet Blue, Woodtone Brown, Petal Pink and Canary Yellow offered homemakers exciting new ways to coordinate their kitchens. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like design is heading back into that direction. However, more and more we are seeing a push for alternatives to the ho-hum plain stainless steel. In a recent Houzz.com Survey, they discovered that 2/3 of people were willing to try, or were interested in an alternative to standard stainless steel. Then, Kitchenaid came out with this stunning set of black stainless steel appliances:
They also have this beautiful set in bronze and consumers couldn’t buy them fast enough. After seeing the rapid success of these appliances, the rest of the industry leaders like LG, and Whirlpool quickly followed suit. It is clear that 2017 will be the year of colored stainless steel.
2. Mixed Materials
Generally speaking, people tend to pick one style and stick with it when designing a kitchen space. This year we have seen a sharp rise in consumers turning away from traditional interior design rules and making something that is altogether different. As the demand for personalized everything becomes the driving force in kitchen design trends, we see that home owners today are choosing to go with a much more eclectic style of decorating. People are borrowing little bits from many different design styles in order to make a kitchen space that is very uniquely them. This leads us to believe that seeing a mixed batch of different design styles may very well be the new kitchen design trend that is promising to take over 2017.
3. Creative Storage Cabinets and Drawers
Space is at a premium, and consumers want to squeeze out every last possible storage space that they can out of their kitchens. It can be seen after just a few moments on websites like Pinterest – creative storage ideas are the golden goose egg of kitchen design trends that are sure to be at the forefront of 2017. Whether it is deep drawers capable of holding pots and pans, or hidden slide type shelves that offer additional space to put non perishable goods – creative storage is definitely all the rage, and doesn’t show any signs of stopping
4. Vinyl Floor Tiles
If we had told you 5 years ago that vinyl was going to be the most popular type of flooring used in the kitchen, you might have laughed at us. Advancements in the way that vinyl is produced and manufactured have really upped the quality, durability and overall economic value of vinyl. And now, with the implementation of vinyl tiles (as opposed to the sheet vinyl you may remember your parents having), vinyl has really come into it’s own and has steadily increased in popularity. And the companies producing vinyl have really updated their designs by making these vinyl tiles in a huge assortment of looks, many of which are exact copies of their more expensive counterpart. A vinyl tile floor that looks like hardwood, will cost you pennies on the dollar in comparison… and it is truly difficult to spot the difference.
5. Smart Appliances
I think every expected for home automation to be a popular thing, but I don’t think anyone anticipated the speed at which having smart appliances would shift from being a “want” to solidifying as “industry standard”. LG and Samsung have been real innovators in this rapidly growing kitchen design trend, and have incorporated some remarkable features into their product lines. In today’s tech hungry world, you can easily brew a pot of coffee, preheat your oven, and see what foots you may need to buy at the grocery store, all while on your way home. Smart Appliances are only slotted to get even better, more efficient, more powerful. So, we had to include them in our list of kitchen design trends that will dominate in 2017
2016 Has seen some of the most rapid shifts in consumer behavior of any year prior. Usually, trends tend to have a nice slow rise and fall as the years progress. However, it appears that when it comes to kitchen design trends those who can’t keep up are left behind. 2017 Will see a shift away from traditional style types, emphasize a need for hidden storage