2023 Kitchen Design Trends
Will there be a radical change in kitchen designs? The short answer is no, but things are changing toward a warmer, cozier feel.
First, the all-white kitchen with white Carrera marble countertops is out. This design has been around for a while now and it’s been overdone. The industry now has more choices of marble, granite, quartzite, porcelain, and quartz materials and colors than before.
The sterile, ultra-modern look has been replaced with gray, blue, and green cabinets. Instead of using tile for backsplashes, we can now use a thin slab of natural stone as a centerpiece. One that is neutral in color and matches the countertops.
Lighting is bold and enhances the natural stone. No more dainty lighting. Another thing that is making its way out is the black hardware and faucets. The most popular hardware is brushed nickel, gold, or brass. Think of the color of the cabinets, i.e., a beautiful azure blue, or sage green. Black no longer works with these colors. Brushed nickel or gold would work well and it is timeless.
For many years, we wanted open kitchens. Since most families spend so much time in the kitchen, there is usually, to some degree, stuff lying around or dishes that need to be cleaned and put away. In 2023, you will see more separation and walled-off kitchens. It lends itself to a warmer, more private atmosphere.
You will start to see all the small appliances that are left out on countertops start to disappear into drawers when they are not in use. Coffee makers, can openers, juicers, French presses, and so on, Although more expensive, flushed drawers will overtake cabinets by a long shot. Pulling small appliances out of a drawer is so much easier. You will also notice microwave ovens disappearing from above the stove, leaving larger vents and less of an eyesore.
You will also notice that the popular Farmhouse kitchens will start to disappear. This happens when it becomes overdone and cliché in the interior design world. Many interior designers are ready for a change. During Covid lockdowns, all-white kitchens seemed very clean and sterile, but we have moved away from that toward something more creative, colorful, and engaging.