Considering new home construction or remodels, it can be exhausting to keep up with the newest trends. There are so many elements to a custom kitchen, from countertops and floors to the colors on the walls, it can be difficult to find which trends to keep from last year and which to toss out. Fortunately, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) help by compiling a list of some of the hottest trends for 2016.
Carrying over from previous years, white is a popular and universal choice. Sherwin Williams even named a shade of white, Alabaster, as their color of the year. White is a brilliant background and cabinet color to frame the kitchen, as it easily matches well with varieties of flooring, countertops, appliances, and more.
Contemporary or Transitional Style
It is hard to go wrong with either choice here. Of course, contemporary kitchen designs sleek, modern, and minimal layouts and geometry with manmade materials. And while transitional may be tough to define, it can be achieved by adding in a flavor from other styles, such as a mostly contemporary kitchen with rustic fixtures or cabinets.
This works as an effective, convenient, and space-saving feature as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Pull-out storage helps maximize the space in a kitchen with enough room for organization. They also close to hide the contents and also frees up counter space to show up those countertops.
Speaking of countertops, quartz has become dazzlingly popular. It plays well with the white and gray color scheme and the sleek qualities of a contemporary kitchen. It contrasts well with dark stovetops and, of course, is definitely built to last.
Wood flooring is charming and comes with countless options for customization. With a wide variety of wood, stains, finishes, and more, there are endless opportunities to complement any kitchen, especially ones with transitional style.
A new or remodeled kitchen can be fun and exciting to plan, design, and build. There are plenty of options to make each space personally reflective as well as updated with current trends. When you are ready to take steps toward your own custom home design, call Murphy Home Builders to get started.