There are trends that fade away and reappear once in a while. Then there are those that last beyond a season or two and last for a generation. With summer here, many of us yearn for a quick kitchen makeover that gives it a breezier, refreshing vibe with summery charm. There are plenty of ways in which you can give a modern kitchen that much needed ‘summer flavor’, but the last few months have seen a few clear hot favorites emerged, making a big impact in homes across the planet. From ideas which bring nature and landscape indoors to those that add a blast of vivacious color, this is a look at the top summer kitchen decorating trends for the year!
Modern kitchen is much more than a place to prepare meals. It is increasingly becoming the social hub of the kitchen where family members and friends find refuge after a long, hard day. The kitchen needs to multi-task while creating a pleasant and inviting atmosphere where everyone feels at home. This year’s hottest kitchen decorating trends reflect this philosophy and create a space that is relevant well beyond 2018. Delve in and discover the idea that fits into your kitchen and is the one you love the most –
Organized Kitchen with Storage Options
While it might not feel like a ground breaking trend in itself, homeowners are undoubtedly moving towards kitchens with smarter storage options and those with greater variety and flexibility. It might be because of the limited space on offer or the fact that many of us are embracing clean, contemporary aesthetics that demand greater organization, but it is undeniable that a clutter-free kitchen is much brighter and feels far more ‘summery’ in its visual appeal. From corner drawers to open shelving and kitchen islands with cabinets and storage units, the options are endless!
White and Wood Trend
If have missed it so far, then it is high time you take notice of this new color combination that is taking interiors by storm. Instead of combining bright colors with neutral white or light gray, it is wood that is taking center stage in kitchens across the globe. We have noticed this trend even in this year’s Milan Design Festival and experts feel that it will only increase in its influence in the years to come. Combining simplicity and serenity with warmth and textural contrast, the wood and white combination is a must-try this summer.
Yellow, Turquoise and Freshness!
Yup, with every new season we are looking for ways in which we can alter the color scheme of the kitchen by changing the backdrop, accents or just a few smart decor pieces. For those trying to create a kitchen where every moment feels bright and cheerful all year long, two colors come to the rescue. Yellow with its radiant charm and turquoise with its tropical image are perfect for the summer-inspired kitchen. With subtle changes these colors will work well all year long and both the colors also cover a wide spectrum of styles with ease.
A View to Admire
A lovely view is not something that is restricted to the living room or bedroom alone. With open plan living areas becoming the norm, even kitchens are blessed with great views these days. Make the most of the view outside, even if it is just the pool and the tiny deck and integrate it with the kitchen visually. Whether it is a window that frames the skyline of the city you live in, a small window above the kitchen counter that gives a glimpse of the garden outside or a dramatic coastline just outside that is connected with the kitchen using sliding glass doors; this summer make sure your kitchen extends beyond the four walls
Back to Subway Tiles
Subway tiles have been making a mini comeback of sorts in the last year or two and while some love this 70’s and 80’s inspired trend, others still feel that they are just not here to stay. No matter which boat you wish to sail in, now is the time to try them out and find out the answer yourselves. With tiles in the kitchen, start out small before you commit to the style entirely.
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