Here are the top suggested kitchen design ideas for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a kitchen renovation:
- Gray Kitchen Cabinets: Various shades of white colored cabinets will continue to stay popular, but gray is the shade that leading designers are betting on to break white’s lead next year. Another growing trend: combining cabinet colors – white cabinets that contrast with one large cabinet with a richer stain.
- Glass Backsplashes: Today’s homeowners are becoming increasingly design-savvy as glass tile backsplashes are becoming a popular option over the standard tile or stone backsplash. Glass tile highlights your kitchen décor and raises the level of elegance in your home.
- Warm Metal Fixtures: Although stainless steel remains the standard in kitchen fixtures, designers are turning to warmer metals to accent kitchens, giving the room a more inviting feel. Brushed nickel has taken the lead in finish options, followed by pewter, polished chrome and oil-rubbed bronze.
- Open Floor Plans: One of the biggest design changes for 2015 (as predicted by designers and home builders) is that kitchen space will change dramatically. Open living spaces are surging in popularity with ‘great rooms’ that combine kitchens, family rooms, living rooms and dining rooms to create a more relaxed space where everyone can be together.
- Color Trends: Choosing the right color for your home is a personal choice, but the current color trends are showcasing softer, more neutral palettes with hints of color like gold, lavender, blue, green and raisin (essentially moving away from the stark whites).
- Special Function Rooms: In addition, there has been an increased investment in “special function” rooms (such as outdoor living spaces, mud rooms and home offices). As the population ages, there is an increased focus on accessibilty in homes; for example, ramps, elevators and first-floor master bedrooms are becoming part of home design on a more frequent basis. And finally, home automation is driving changes to living spaces with features that include automated lighting and heating controls, wireless telecommunications systems and solar panels.