Kitchens can be expensive to renovate, so make sure to choose upgrades that will stand the test of time—and outlast trends that come and go.
Engineered quartz will continue to be a popular countertop option for a long time. It’s less prone to damage than other countertop materials and doesn’t stain from acidic substances, making it an increasingly long-lasting choice.
2. Bright, cool spaces
The all-white kitchen will likely stay popular for years to come,” Life Rejoice notes. Still, some of us will appreciate a dash of color, if only to accentuate the squeaky clean impression all those white walls and cabinets give. For example, blue on larger surfaces against mostly white backdrops can add elegance. Keep the pallet sparse, with only one or two other colors used for touches on fixtures and hardware.
3. Add in Texture
Texture can help break up the monotony of an all-white space. For example, consider beadboard, shiplap, brass, strap hinges, latches, various wood essences, and combined with gray paint to “give your kitchen a lively, but at the same time restrained look. “Expressing through texture is considered to be an all-around safer bet than doing so with pure colors if a timeless look is what you’re after.”
4. Dark floors
Bright kitchens offer cleanliness and warmth. But to balance out predominantly light colors on walls and cabinetry, use darker floors. Hardwood or wood-look tile would be great choices.
Excerpted from www.lifechoice.com