Top Kitchen Trends for 2018
Those of us in the design business know that kitchen trends can be fickle and quick to change. It can be hard to keep up with new kitchen elements and their popularity status. Here are the latest, greatest, and most up-to-date kitchen design trends for 2018.
Lighting is one element that can influence the style of an entire room. Vintage, or vintage-inspired, lighting is romantic, nostalgic, historical, and most importantly, in. This can include antique sconces and lamps that add not just visual interest, but contextual interest – making your guests wonder, “Wow, I wonder what era that’s from?”
Vintage lighting pairs beautifully with Vadara Quartz New 2018 Giallo Onyx Quartz countertops, which feature deep browns and dark yellows reminiscent of antique-style home furnishings. Giallo Onyx also shines effortlessly when backlit, making it a perfect compliment to your lighting design choices. Vadara Quartz New 2018 Ocean Sand Quartz is a more modern, yet still elegant, choice to go with your vintage lighting. It has a muted, off-white tone inspired by the calming white sand of the Spanish beaches. Ocean Sand pairs well with the romantic and antique elements of your vintage lighting.
Fewer Upper Cabinets
Have you ever been a guest in someone’s home, looking for a coffee mug or water glass, opening and shutting every cabinet because you didn’t know your way around their kitchen? Making the kitchen more guest-friendly is just one reason people are replacing upper cabinets with open shelves. People are also choosing open shelving so they can display Grandma’s hand-me-down teacups, yard sale finds, or special pottery along with their everyday items.
Especially if you have a smallish or galley-style kitchen, cabinets can give the feeling of a closed-in space. Open shelving in place of one or two cabinets make the room feel more “airy.” Another common vision is to open the kitchen to more natural light by taking down wall cabinets on the sides of a window.
With an open and airy kitchen that is full of light, you naturally want sparkling quartz countertops that have a cool, bright appearance. Vadara Quartz New 2018 Bianco Molasa Quartz has a rich landscape of light and bold veining that streak across the surface of a bright white base. Vadara Quartz New 2018 Bianco Onyx Quartz “lights up” any interior space with its cool, bright presence. It is part of Vadara Quartz’s translucent backlit collection – it has a cloudy finish that shines when lit.
Homeowners are breaking away from white kitchens and heading into a ‘gray area’ that’s warm, sophisticated and will be very much in vogue for 2018 and beyond. According to design insiders, the look started about five years ago, and really took off in 2017 with bold trend-setters.
The shade of gray you choose is important, as it will contribute to the overall mood and finish of your kitchen. If you are designing in a contemporary motif, choose a medium shade like ash gray, standard gray and cool gray to project a laid-back luxury feel. If you are more traditional, go with a dark, smoky gray such as charcoal gray, nickel gray and gray-green for the richest look.
If your kitchen has a contemporary design, enhance it with Vadara Quartz New 2018 Brushed Salt Quartz countertops. This color was created specifically with upgrading your kitchen to a new, modern era in mind. It is ultra-contemporary and textured to the touch. Its neutral color will compliment, not compete with, your bold-colored cabinetry. For a traditional kitchen, choose Vadara Quartz New 2018 Laneve Quartz for your countertops. This classic, neutral quartz has an appealing depth and texture due to its thin veining featuring random movement and patterns. It will be a great compliment to your gray cabinets because of its neutral color and polished finish.
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