Kitchen Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

Every month, every year and every decade we find ourselves embracing new fads and styles. Whether you are faced with the introduction of revitalizing stone countertops or the arrival of sleek stainless steel, it’s difficult to avoid jumping on the kitchen trend bandwagon. Just as every other year, 2018 is sure to present new (and old!) noteworthy flairs that will spruce up any kitchen.

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Blue Hues

Blue hues are no longer reserved for coastal kitchens! This year expect to see a surge of all shades of blues throughout home kitchens. This could be anywhere from the cabinets to the backsplash to, our favorite, the stone countertops. Blue is a natural color — symbolic of water and sky. Walking into your kitchen every morning will feel as serene as walking along the ocean! Be sure to get a headstart on this new kitchen trend and check out our stunningCambria Skye Quartz or our softer toned, Aquario stone!  

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Open Cabinets

Stuffing your cabinets and pantry to the brim to avoid crowding your countertops is now a thing of the past! Hanging storage is making its way into our kitchens! Get creative and hang pots and spatulas throughout the room! For your open cabinets, you can find clear glass containers (of all sizes!) in your home or at your local store and fill it up with flour, cereal, pasta or whatever you like! Not only will this new kitchen trend add convenience to your life, it also makes your kitchen look great!

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Warm Woodgrains

Warm woodgrains are back and more chic than ever. Coming in a plethora of shades, this kitchen trend adds a cozy elegance to all homes. Wood cabinets, floors, and even backsplashes pair perfectly with any of our brown-toned stone countertops. The wide variety of wood shades allow you to make a statement with either dark stone or light stone — whichever contrasts with your cabinets and floors the most.

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Hidden Microwave

Whether you are heating leftovers or whipping up a convenient frozen meal, microwaves have become a staple in the kitchen. Although we couldn’t live without owning this appliance, we could live without seeing it every day. The large chunk of metal that is a microwave can take away from the elegance of your countertops. Give your gorgeous stone the attention it deserves by hopping on board with the 2018 kitchen trend of “hiding” your microwave.

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Statement Wallpaper

Although we love to see a great tile backsplash, we are so excited for the next kitchen trend — the revival of statement wallpaper! Maintain your modern look by sticking with simple cabinets and plain stone countertops while revitalizing the entire room with a pop of color or an intricate design on the walls. The possibilities of  a cabinet, countertop and wallpaper combinations are absolutely endless. This allows you to truly show off your personality and creativity.

 

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Shaker Style Cabinets

Speaking of simple cabinets, Shaker Style Cabinets provide a kitchen with a minimalistic look. This kitchen trend’s lack of detailed design and carvings allows these cabinets to fulfill a multitude of desired themes. A solid selection of white Shaker Cabinets will create an open, airy feeling in your kitchen when paired with our beautiful  Cambria “Torquay” Quartz! Or, if you prefer a rustic look full of warm colors, a set of dark Shaker Cabinets paired with our Vincenza Granite is sure to create the cozy kitchen you are hoping for.

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Industrial Style Kitchens

Whether you are able to show off a stunning brick wall or create an eclectic combination of woods and metals, industrial style kitchens are the perfect way to make a big statement without draining your bank. The industrial style gives the designer plenty of leeways, allowing you to make almost any material work. These kitchens are great for all types of people because of the endless options of light fixtures and cabinets. Find your materials and then come to us to find the perfect dark or white stone to go with it!

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Pendant Lighting

Although this 2018 kitchen trend isn’t the best option for lighting an entire room, pendant lights can create the perfect amount of subtle light for any morning or evening mood. Pendant lights provide a unique flair to every home you find them in. They are perfect to hang above your kitchen island and show off the unique designs and patterns of your stunning stone countertop.

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Flush Appliances

The seamless transition from cabinet to appliance is sure to make any kitchen stunning. Flush appliances are positioned perfectly inside your cabinets to make it look as if the piece is one. Flush appliances are one step behind the more involved, Integrated Appliances. These will also be a kitchen trend in 2018, however, they will require a more involved renovation. Integrated Appliances appear from the outside as just another cabinet door, but when you open them you will find a fridge, microwave, oven or any other appliance! Whether you opt for flush appliances or integrated appliances, your kitchen will surely be more elegant.  

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Gold Accents

Spruce up your kitchen by throwing in accents of luxurious gold. This metallic color can be added as handles for your cabinets, kitchen decor and, more importantly, your stone countertop. Some of our absolute favorite stone countertops are Cambria Dovedale and Cambria Bradshaw! These beautiful stone pieces create are sure to add a tasteful flair to every kitchen.