Kitchens can be expensive to renovate, so help homeowners choose upgrades that will stand the test of time—and outlast trends that come and go.
Life Rejoice, a home improvement blog, has offered up 40 timeless kitchen trends. Here’s a peek at five.
Engineered quartz will continue to be a popular countertop option for a long time. It’s less prone to damage than other countertop materials and doesn’t stain from acidic substances, making it an increasingly long-lasting choice.
2. Bright, cool spaces
“The all-white kitchen will likely stay evergreen for years to come,” Life Rejoice notes. Still, some of us will appreciate a dash of color, if only to accentuate the squeaky clean impression all those white walls and cabinets give. For example, blue on larger surfaces against mostly white backdrops can add elegance, the blog notes. “Keep the pallet sparse, with only one or two other colors used for touches on fixtures and hardware,” the blog notes.
3. Go green
Life Rejoice recommends mixing in sustainable materials, such as reclaimed wood and fast-growing bamboo. Also, “the color green itself seems to gain in popularity, especially the dark arsenic hue which was all the rage back in Victorian times,” the blog notes. “Consider it for cabinetry, larders, pantry doors, and other furniture of the like.”
4. Dark floors
Bright kitchens offer cleanliness and warmth. But to balance out predominantly light colors on walls and cabinetry, use darker floors. A dark stain for hardwood, dark tile, or even linoleum can make a room feel more cozy.
5. Add in texture
Texture can help break up the monotony of an all-white space. For example, consider beadboard, shiplap, brass, strap hinges, latches, marble, various wood essences, and combined with gray paint to “give your kitchen a lively, but at the same time restrained look,” Life Rejoice notes. “Expressing through texture is considered to be an all-around safer bet than doing so with pure colors if a timeless look is what you’re after.”