While we are never in favor of chasing fads or hopping on a trend just because, it is helpful – and inspiring – to see what’s on the horizon and how others are utilizing their kitchens for maximum impact. That said, these 2024 kitchen trends will not steer you wrong:
1. The Positives of Negative Space
We’re going to let you in on a professional design secret: Not every inch of space needs to be filled with cabinets. There is a great deal to be said for saying, well… nothing. Negative space and blank walls balance the large focal points and furniture pieces we are seeing. Say you have a statement-making island or a dramatic backsplash. Let them shine. By strategically weaving in negative space, you keep the design from feeling top-heavy or overwhelming.
And don’t worry: You will not sacrifice storage – not on our watch!
2. The Kitchen That Doesn’t Look Like a Kitchen
Imagine… You have guests coming, and you’re going for the full WOW factor with a gourmet 5-course dinner. Now imagine that you did not have to furiously clean, arrange, remove off-duty appliances, organize, and ready your space for said guests.
With a kitchen that doesn’t look like a kitchen appliances are tucked away in appliance garages. Preparation and cleanup take place in “dirty pantries.” Cabinets cleverly disguised to blend seamlessly into the overall design open to reveal hidden pantries, pull-outs, lazy susans, blind corner organizers, and more like a veritable magic trick. See, you really do not have to sacrifice storage for style.
3. Cabinets with Character
Your kitchen cabinets are the perfect vehicle for expressing style, sophistication, and personality. While the epitome of practical, these kitchen workhorses are also key to the character of your design. Consider:
4. The Perfect Touch with Tile
Linear tile adds incredible visual interest to a space. They create a dramatic aesthetic when stacked or arranged in vertical layouts. This may be the way to make your backsplash pop, and you can even extend the tile up to the ceiling or out and over to create an accent wall.
Reeded tiles are also making (3D) waves in the kitchen. TUBAGE tiles from Emser, for example, introduce a bold look into your space with a sculptural, dimensional silhouette. While the color options are relatively straightforward (navy, white, bronze, green, etc.), the “architecture” of the tile gives them fathomless depth.
5. Mix and Match
Mix and match is a great way to pull together a cohesive, gorgeous look. In 2024’s kitchens, we expect to see a combination of stained and painted cabinets, as well as a pitch-perfect medley of hardware. A design that is too “matchy” risks looking like a catalog ad rather than the vibrant heart of your home. When you allow your personality to shine through, your kitchen will reflect the lives of the people who live there.
Whether you connect the design by using the same finish for all components or using one style for upper cabinetry and one for lower, don’t be afraid to break free from the pages of a catalog!
Which 2024 kitchen trends catch your attention? Which inspires you? Which can you picture living with – and enjoying – as you make memories in your home?
Connect with the ACo team, and we will help you put your own spin on these kitchen trends so you can love where you live.