5 Trends To Consider For Your Kitchen’s Summer Makeover
For the heart of the home, the big trend this season is “kitchens that don’t look like kitchens”
The kitchen is the heart of many
houses, the place where lots of time
is spent – whether cooking, chatting
or having a meal. For this reason, and
with remote work gaining ground by
leaps and bounds, more than ever the
kitchen needs to be cozier, brighter,
functional without losing its boldness
and attractive flair.
The secret for a standout kitchen is in
the materials, the colors, the textures,
and, of course, the designer pieces.
Summer is the season for renovations and makeovers in the home. Consider these trends as you engage in your seasonal kitchen renovation:
According to Homes and Gardens UK, gold finishes are a must in the kitchen trends panorama for the preset year. Using black furniture, also a trend, the gold touches of the pendant lamps stand out alongside bar chairs, equally made in gold-plated brass.
Providing consistent lighting over a long kitchen island is the primary goal of a linear lighting lamp. The idea comes from Rachael Grochowski, founder and principal architect at RHG A+D in Montclair, New Jersey.
The expert also explains in kitchn, a kitchen-specialized online publication, the functionality of this type of illumination - “it unifies multiple zones of countertop use," says Grochowski.
With the remote work method getting in our lives each day more, the kitchen starts to multi-task not just as a space to prepare food, but also as a space to work and convene. Knowing this, designers start to create ways of embellishing and improving the atmosphere, and lighting has a key role in it.
In an interview with Elle Decor, Bianca Betancourt, a lead designer at FORM Kitchens, explains the importance of lighting: “just like a movie set, lighting is essential for the presentation of arguably the most expensive room in the house — and integrated lighting will be a priority, if not essential, for both function and aesthetics”.
Though they've been out of fashion for a while, wood kitchens are coming back to life. Although, the use of wood does not disregard other materials such as marble, velvet, or even gold tones.
Blending materials such as marble and gold finishes is fashionable once again. Mixing materials is one way to make your kitchen unique and memorable, a fit to your personality, even. There are many options, from the colorful to the traditional. Consider mixing matte and burnished surfaces, while you decide on a color palette that will tie everything in.