Timeless Kitchen Design TrendsVolkan Agbas
Home renovation projects, especially those in the beginning stages, offer a lot of great opportunities to refresh an area of your home or investment property.
Today, many of the popular remodeling trends are taking their notes from the looks that have withstood decades of criticism and have finally been branded as “timeless.” So let’s go through some of the top timeless kitchen design trends.
No matter what your next kitchen project entails, we are sure these design elements will be a hit with you, your family, and your tenants.
Top Timeless Kitchen Design Elements: Natural & Neutral
Just like any room in the house, you can include timeless kitchen design elements quickly by selecting materials and color palettes that are natural and neutral.
Natural elements like stone countertops (there is a wide variety to choose from here) and wood cabinets are always going to stay in style. These elements are often of higher quality than their synthetic counterparts. They also create a great neutral feeling in the space – it’s not too chic, nor too kitschy.
And neutral color palettes are always going to be a hit because you can incorporate all kinds of accents, themes, and period décor to make the space more versatile without having to repaint every few years. Chalk paint has been a trend for several years now, and it’s been fun, but that doesn’t mean you want to keep that look in your kitchen for the next 20-40 years.
But with neutrals, you can swap out cabinet and countertop décor every season, or every month, and it allows you to express your style creatively without having to constantly buy paint supplies.
Timeless kitchen design can also mean using high-quality materials to ensure that your latest kitchen project can weather the many seasons of life and still look good.
Shaker Style Cabinets
The Shakers were known for their craftsmanship when it came to building homes and furniture. It’s one of the main reasons that the cabinets named after them are still so popular.
Shaker-style cabinets fit perfectly into the new minimalist aesthetic, but they’ve also lent a simple elegance to kitchen cabinets for more than 200 years.
Shaker cabinets are marked by a flat, recessed center panel with lots of straight lines and square edges. They’re practical when it comes to usage and they’re very easy to keep clean. It’s no wonder they’ve always been included in timeless kitchen design projects.
Another timeless kitchen design addition is the multi-functional island. These types of islands are extremely popular, especially in open concept kitchens.
Multi-function islands can be part prep station, part bar or eating area, and part storage space. These big, gorgeous islands can increase the storage of a space and help create a natural flow in the layout when it comes to making meals, entertaining, and cleaning up.
We’ve talked before about what it takes to create great lighting in your kitchen. Another addition to this list of timeless kitchen design elements is versatile lighting.
This can be achieved by layering bright cans or recessed lights with more ambient lighting fixtures, chandeliers, and other more decorous lighting options. The cans and recessed lights are bright and powerful to aid in prep work and cleaning. The chandeliers and other hanging fixtures are more for setting a mood.
Recently Added Classics: Open Concept & Open Shelving
For about the last 30 years, open concept rooms have grown in popularity. And, open concept makes the most sense when it comes to a timeless kitchen design.
Open concept kitchens are great if you like to entertain, or if you have a large family with lots of children you want to keep an eye on. It’s also a great way to capitalize on natural lighting – you don’t have to worry about the direction or placement of lots of walls affecting the paths of light made by your fixtures.
Another newer classic that pairs well with open concept kitchens is open shelving. Open shelving is often something homeowners love or hate, there isn’t a lot of middle ground on this topic. But open shelving is a great way to show off minimalist décor. If you keep your kitchen utensils, plates, and serving pieces within a certain pattern or color scheme, they can add some depth and variety to your kitchen without you having to buy more decorations for the space.
Great Kitchen Design Starts with Anve
Now that we’ve got your design creativity flowing, Anve Kitchen and Bath is a perfect partner for your next kitchen design and remodel project.
We use high-quality materials and your direction to design and install your dream kitchen. You can find more details on our kitchen design page, including links to book an appointment with our professional team or get your free estimate today.
If you’re not sure what you want for your design yet, take a look through our inspiration gallery to get ideas for your next project.