Written by: James Sammartino
They say that the heart of any home is the kitchen and at Maranatha, we couldn’t agree more. It’s where we cook, eat, and gather with friends and family. As we continue to make our way into 2023, there are several kitchen design trends that are increasingly popular. Let’s explore trends that provide guidance on how to incorporate them into your own kitchen.
- Smart Kitchens
Smart technology has been making its way into our homes for several years now, and the kitchen is no exception. From smart refrigerators that can order groceries to smart ovens that can be controlled from your phone, these appliances are making life in the kitchen much easier. “Samsung has announced a partnership with Woolworths to let you buy groceries using the Woolworths app directly from the fridge door.
It’s not the first connected fridge to hit the market: LG and Samsung have both been playing with screens on fridges since 2013, and internet fridges have been making headlines since the early 2000’s. But Samsung is hoping to put the technology to good use by solving a genuine connected home issue — your fridge needs food, now your fridge buys food.” (Source: CNET: Claire Reilly) Smart appliances are becoming increasingly popular, making it easier to cook, clean, and stay organized.
- Natural Materials
In 2023, natural materials are a popular choice for kitchen designs. “At Maranatha we see this as our customers tend to naturally want more earthy tones.” Pedro Costa | This trend is all about bringing the outdoors inside and creating a sense of warmth and coziness in the kitchen. Think wood, stone, and other natural materials that add texture and depth to the space. Some of the ways we see our clients accomplish bringing nature into their homes is by:
– Add skylights and install oversized windows for the sink and prep areas
– Use fresh flowers, potted plants and moss throughout the home for a calming aesthetic with health benefits
– Create a peekaboo window to showcase interior gardens, sunrooms and other great natural elements.
- Bold Colors
Adding some personality to your kitchen? Consider incorporating bold colors, to draw attention to features or to set the mood. Bold-colored cabinetry, appliances, and backsplashes are set to be a big trend in 2023. Appliance companies like LG showcase this at Europe’s 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. LG’s MoodUp refrigerator with color changing paneled doors and a built-in speaker makes the future of kitchens not so distant. When it comes to color choices, bright yellows, blues, and greens are all popular options, and they can be paired with neutral tones for a balanced look.
- Open Shelving
For several years now, open shelving has been making appearances and it’s not going anywhere in 2023. This trend is all about creating a sense of openness and airiness in the kitchen. This helps create balance between our elements and the technology we infuse. Gone are the microwaves of yesterday, replaced by models that can reheat, air fry, convection bake while housed in a single appliance. Open shelving concepts provide a great way to display your favorite dishes, cookbooks, and other items, and it can make a small kitchen feel much larger.
- Mixed Metals
Gone are the days of matching metals in the kitchen. In 2023, mixed metals are set to be a popular choice. Think brass, copper, and other metals that can be mixed and matched for a unique and personalized look.
Incorporating these trends into your kitchen can be a fun and exciting way to update the space. Whether you’re looking to add smart technology or incorporate natural materials, there are plenty of ways to make your kitchen a functional and stylish space. Keep in mind that trends come and go, so it’s important to choose elements that will stand the test of time and fit your personal style. With a little planning and creativity, you can create a kitchen that you’ll love for years to come.