The new year has arrived and with 2017 comes new aspirations and hope for a brighter tomorrow, fulfilled sense of selves, and most importantly, finally devoting yourself fully to creating the kitchen of your dreams.
How you choose to design your kitchen comes from many different influences, based on your tastes, your needs, memories, and of course, the latest trends. We’ve researched everything from color to technology to bring you the kitchen design trends of 2017.
Gone are the days of enclosed kitchens used only for meal prep. The kitchen is the first-place hungry children stop after school, and adults gather to compare cooking techniques. As a central hub for conversing, working, entertaining, and cooking, open concept designs, built in bars, and islands are a must-have.
Rangetops and cooktops are the perfect appliance to keep the energy and conversation flowing. Install a powerful but stylish rangetop such as the Viking 7 Series Rangetop VGRT7364GSS in your island and serve up pancakes straight to your guest’s plate, or show off your cooking skills hibachi style while your friends sit at the countertop enjoying a glass of wine.
Access wines and craft beers easily by designing a built-in bar within walking distance of the kitchen island, such as the space between the kitchen and living room. For specialty refrigeration, the Liebherr Wine and Under Counter Series HWS-1800 are fully integrated and have an 18-bottle capacity.
Integrated and Hidden Appliances
After finding the perfect design scheme and investing in custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances (although always a classic) may draw focus away from that beautiful integrated design. Hidden, built-in, and integrated appliances will be the new hot look for 2017.
Built-in appliances with custom panels like the Miele Crystal Series Dishwasher G6165SCVI and the Liebherr Premium Plus Series Refrigerator HC2062 offer discrete and seamless design throughout your kitchen, without sacrificing functionality and space.
Retractable designs are another popular feature that will begin to show up in kitchens everywhere. The KitchenAid UXD8636DYS retractable downdraft system stays flush with the countertop until needed and then rises 14 inches for greater smoke and steam ventilation.
Every year, Pantone analyzes trends and cultural values to announce a color of the year. At the height of green-living, everyone has become more directly involved in becoming more sustainable, healthy, and organic. It is because of these values that 2017 has been named the year of Greenery.
The plant-based greenish yellow color brings an organic feel to daily life, and will bring a growing use of various shades of green as well as a trend of happy pops of colors throughout the home interior. Splash some happiness into your kitchen design with the bright yellow Bertazzoni Professional Series Range PRO486GGASGI.
On top of the new color trends, 2017 will see the rise of “tuxedo” design, as well as two-toned mixed metals. The tuxedo design follows the contrasting color scheme of black and white, but will work with other sets of complementary colors as well such as navy blue and light grey. Cabinets and built in appliances can be the source of contrasting colors or top mounted cabinets and bottom mounted cabinets could serve as the contrast as well.
Two-toned metals will see a rise as well, especially with hardware, hoods, and faucets. If you’re looking to take advantage of both the trend of colors and mixing metals, the ILVE Majestic Series Range UM906DVGGVS sets your kitchen up with imperial-looking power as well as delivering personality to a commercial standard high-power appliance.
To start the New Year off right, head to Elite Appliance today to speak with a specialist on which appliances are best for your dream design and needs!
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