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Kitchen Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Taste in home design and décor are constantly changing. Over the last few decades, we’ve gone from bright appliances to stainless steel, from black and white linoleum to wood floors. But what’s to come in 2016? Design experts are sharing their insights on the future of kitchen design.

  1. Less Saturated Hues

White motifs will remain dominate while cabinets and backsplashes will be done in less saturated tones. Kitchens will be utilizing lighter wood tones such as walnuts, whitewashed woods and white oak in rift grain.

  1. Hi-Tech Appliances

In the near future, designated spots for smart devices will be a commonality. You’ll soon be finding hidden areas for charging stations along with convenient places to store your devices. Smart appliances will dominate the kitchen, making it convenient for families on the go.

  1. Bring Back the ‘80s

The ‘80s are making a comeback this year! Expect to see mirrored backsplashes, brass accessories and high-gloss finishes. However, they’ll be a bit more subdued than what we’ve seen in the past.

  1. Metal Range Hoods

Wood mantle hoods will soon be replaced with metal finishes like copper, brass and bronze. Consider incorporating a metal hood into your kitchen to add a burst of contrast.

  1. Streamlined Designs

Kitchens that converge with the home’s living space are becoming increasingly popular. If you want your cooking area to be more accommodating, this is your best bet.

  1. Goodbye Traditional Kitchens

Traditional designs were a once popular choice for homeowners but now they’re opting for fewer frills. Expect to see the focus on hoods, islands, cabinets and crowns.

  1. Stronger Contrasts

Variations in texture will soon be appearing in more and more kitchens. Texture in various patterns throughout the kitchen is going to be replacing traditional methods of contrast.

  1. Nordic Style

Due to the increase popularity of modern furniture, the Nordic Style will now flow into the kitchen. We can already see this in islands and cabinets that incorporate walnut, but kitchens will soon be giving a nod to the ‘60s modern style.

  1. Illumination

Cabinet lighting is becoming one of the most recognized ways to spruce up the kitchen. Rather than settling for just ceiling lights or table lamps, homeowners are using cabinet lighting as accent pieces. Paired with recess lights, cabinet lighting provides better mood-setting abilities.

If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen in Southern NH, contact Granite State Cabinetry at 603.472.4080.

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