Modern kitchens are no longer simply spaces for preparing meals, but now embody the lifestyle of their occupants. Be inspired by the emerging trends that are dominant this year, highlighting key elements such as choice of materials, popular colors and ingenious spatial arrangements.
1. Hood camouflage
The range hood isn’t just a functional appliance, it’s also a feature that can be judiciously integrated into your design. Ceramic cladding adds even more charm!
2. Island corners as bookcases
Add an airy touch to your kitchen by integrating an open shelf at the end of your island. It’s a simple way to create an interesting visual impact on all levels.
3. Colored grout
Create dimension with a colored grout backsplash that matches the colors of your kitchen. Whether using a complementary color or tone-on-tone, this trick promises an interesting impact at low cost.
4. Textured wood slats
They’re everywhere these days, and it’s easy to see why: wood slats add warmth and texture to any decor. On the wall or on the island itself, this touch of wood creates a remarkable relief.
5. Green hues
Green is a versatile color often used in interior design to create a more refreshing atmosphere. It’s the latest trend in kitchen cabinetry!
6. Glass cabinets
Glass cabinets offer a great place to display your finest kitchen accessories, while keeping them dust-free. A winning option to consider for your next renovation!
7. The return of retro
Fashions come and go, but always with a modern twist. Retro is making a strong comeback with, among other things, wood veneer with a strong visual pattern.
Arches can be integrated into your décor, creating a harmony that balances the straight lines typically found in a kitchen. This stunning island integration is sure to turn heads!
9. Open vertical storage
More and more, we’re seeing a fusion between kitchen furniture and cabinetry, much to our delight. Here, the addition of custom-made storage in the island provides intimacy and optimizes vertical storage.
10. The breakfast nook
Coffee machine, toaster, cups and plates… Bring all these elements together in one place with a breakfast nook cleverly hidden behind retractable doors.
11. Black sinks
Black sinks give a modern, elegant and distinctive look to any kitchen, as well as being easy to clean.
12. Integrated lighting
Integrated lighting in kitchen cabinets is a popular technique for creating a subdued atmosphere that underscores the design of the space.
13. Fine shelves
Located close to the stoves, these thin shelves are ideal for storing spices and small decorative items.
14. Golden wood
While gray and cool hues have invaded our spaces, warm golden wood is making a comeback. Paired with contemporary cabinet doors, it’s the perfect balance for a successful kitchen.
15. Rustic stone walls
From exteriors to interiors, rustic stone undeniably adds an enveloping charm to the spaces it adorns.
16. Wall-to-wall natural stone
Natural stone offers incomparable nobility, especially when it’s omnipresent in a decor. From island to countertop to wall, you can’t go wrong with natural stone.
17. Waterfall countertops
Cascading countertops extend over the sides of the lower cabinets for a wraparound, luxurious effect.
18. The Japandi trend
The Japandi trend fuses the minimalist, uncluttered aesthetic of Japanese design with the elegance and comfort of Scandinavian style, to the sheer delight of the senses
The integration of niches in a kitchen is a practical and aesthetic solution for maximizing storage space, displaying decorative objects or accentuating certain decorative items.
20. Slim Shaker doors
The term “Slim Shaker” refers to panels with thinner lines than those of the traditional Shaker, bringing a contemporary touch to this stylistic motif.
21. Shelves on either side of the range
When the hut becomes a centerpiece, over-the-range storage isn’t always an option. Consider integrating shelves on either side of the cooking zone to keep your spices close at hand at all times.
22. Rounded corners
The introduction of curved lines into a kitchen design adds an organic, soft and fluid dimension to the space. Complementing straight, clean lines, rounded corners create visual balance and pleasing contrast.
23. Suspended structures
A suspended structure above the kitchen island is an interesting architectural feature for concealing a hood or integrating lighting, plants or pots and pans.
24. Concealed handles
When you’re leaning towards a minimalist décor, cabinet doors with concealed handles are an ideal option for visually lightening the space.
25. Integrating mirrors
If your kitchen’s surface area is limited, adding a mirror can help give the space a sense of spaciousness, as well as reflecting light.
26. Two-tone cabinets
The use of two tones in kitchen cabinet design adds an element of personality and modernity, allowing you to experiment with contrast to achieve a trendy kitchen design.
27. Tiling the island
We often reserve the same finish as our cabinets for the kitchen island, but adding tiles to the front of the island instantly enhances the look.
28. Large ribs
The use of stone with large ribs in a design adds an impressive visual and tactile dimension to any space.
29. Dare to use black
Daring to use black in design is a bold decision that can radically transform the ambience of a space. This deep, rich hue
30. Concealed appliances
Use matching panels to integrate the refrigerator into your cabinet design, giving the kitchen a seamless look.
31. Fluted glass
Appreciated for its elegant aesthetic, fluted glass can be used to add character to your kitchen, while offering privacy.
32. The double island
When space is not an issue, the use of a double kitchen island offers considerable flexibility and versatility.
33. The pantry corner
Adding a pantry corner to a kitchen is an excellent idea for maximizing storage space, as well as adding a functional and aesthetic touch to your kitchen.
34. Dishes on view
Why not transform some of the shelves in kitchen cabinets into open shelves for storing everyday crockery? Shelves provide easy access and a beautiful display.
35. Glass partitions
Using glass partitions to separate spaces is a great way to create defined zones while maintaining a feeling of openness, brightness and fluidity in your kitchen.
36. Textured backsplashes
Textured backsplashes are a creative way to create an interesting visual in the kitchen by adding character and depth.
37. Pastel cabinets
Pastel kitchen cabinets bring a soft, light and refreshing mood to the space.
38. Chocolate coloured wood
Rich and bewitching, chocolate-toned wood warms spaces by adding depth and contrast.
39. Island on legs
An island on legs gives the impression of antique furniture right in heart of the kitchen.
40. The transitional look
The transitional look lies somewhere between traditional and contemporary, integrating elements of both styles to create a balanced aesthetic that spans the years beautifully.
41. Checkerboard flooring
This style of flooring is timeless, classic and adds an elegant touch to any room. Choose tone-on-tone for a smooth integration.
42. Monochromatic kitchens
A monochromatic kitchen can be both elegant and soothing. Experiment with different shades and textures to create an aesthetic that reflects your personal style.
43. Farmhouse sinks
The farmhouse sink adds character and charm to a kitchen, bringing a sense of authenticity and history to the space.
44. Imitation china cabinet
Full-height cabinetry offers all the charm of built-in cabinetry. Opt for a wood finish with moldings to give the effect of built-in furniture.
45. Gold hardware
Bring a touch of luxury and sophistication to your space with gold hardware. It can be used for trendy handles, faucets, light fixtures, drawer knobs and other kitchen accessories.
46. Kitchen islands with an integrated table
The kitchen island with an integrated table is a smart, aesthetic solution for maximizing space and functionality in your kitchen.
47. Geometric stone cuts
Straight lines are great, but they’re not the only option! Think curved lines to create an impact with natural stone cuts.
48. Thick countertops
Thick kitchen countertops can transform the look of your kitchen, adding substance and style.
49. Converted pantries
The pantry is now considered an extension of the kitchen, ideal for concealing small appliances and creating a food preparation area.
50. Backsplash-matching cabinets
The latest advances in materials allow us to match kitchen cabinets to the backsplash to create a harmonious, unified aesthetic in your space. Technological materials such as Dekton make this possible.
The year 2023 brings its share of inspiring kitchen design trends, blending contemporary aesthetics with ingenious functionality. Will you dare to incorporate them into your next kitchen design? Consider enlisting the support of a Macucina kitchen designer to assist you in the design of your kitchen, and get personalized advice on the best lighting for the job.