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Trends for Kitchens in 2018

February 13, 2018

What do kitchens in 2018 look like?


If you’re reading this, probably not like yours does right now.




White is still hugely popular for kitchens — a trend likely heavily supported by the likes of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Swiffer. The good news is, white floors are quickly being eclipsed by dark browns and grays. Wood is edging out tile as a material choice, despite the fact that water and kitchens are inseparable. Hardwood, or even imitation hardwood, doesn’t allow you to create the patterns that tile does, but it brings warmth to the room that cool, hard tile cannot.


Black is also popular for cabinets, countertops or backsplashes — but not all three at once. Black can be très chic and good for hiding fingerprints and smudges, but you don’t want your kitchen to look like a dungeon. 


Gray has been a trendy color for walls for several years, and it’s also big in kitchens this year. Depending on the shade you choose, it can give the room an industrial vibe because of its metallic look.


Heavy Metal Kitchens in 2018


But if you want true authenticity, just get real metal. Installing all stainless steel cabinets might make your kitchen feel a bit too much like a hospital, especially if you pair it with white subway tile, but metallic accents are all the rage. What kind?

  • Range hoods

  • Backsplashes

  • Appliances

  • Light fixtures

If you opt for this type of décor, add smaller touches like hanging up your pots and pans or setting out a container of metal tools like whisks and spatulas.


A popular variation of this trend for kitchens in 2018 is gold accents. These can range from a soft, brushed, rose gold to a bright, brassy gold. You can get it in the form of kettles, lighting fixture shades, faucets or wall decorations.


Everything Old Is New Again


Two words: Pecky. Cypress. It’s doing for kitchens what Shabby Chic did for the Style Network. This trendy style of using reclaimed wood for cabinets, tables and more provides a rustic feel homeowners love. The chinks, dents and holes that made the original owner want to throw this wood out are an essential part of the charm that appeals to today’s kitchen style mavens.


U.K. Styles for Kitchens in 2018


The same internet that causes your kids to develop British accents from watching so many YouTubers from across the pond is making the charm of a country British kitchen popular here in the U.S. 


What does it look like? Teapots with rose patterns, hutches laden with china and exposed ceiling beams (you don’t have to really expose them — we can install decoys). And it’s not just the items you display that add to the look — it’s the ones you don’t. Keep the televisions and the computers out of sight for a genuine feel. You can keep the stove and the refrigerator out though.


These are just some of the ideas for what to expect in kitchens in 2018. If it’s time for you to remodel or renovate your kitchen, call Falk Construction. We remodel kitchens, baths and basements, and we do new constructions and general contracting. Contact us for more ideas!

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