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Cool Kitchen Trends That Are Taking 2018 By Storm

Whether you want to upgrade your décor, or you are looking to bring your tired color scheme back to life now is the time to create your dream kitchen. Kitchen designs for 2018 are coming in strong due to them bringing something completely different to the table. From material to color, to appeal and aesthetics the changes are bold. Here are the trends that are taking 2018 by storm.

Bold, vibrant color

A colorful touch means you add your own personality to the space. If you are cheerful and fun consider bold hues of yellow, blue, green, and even red to put your personality on display. For a less bright space consider darker hues that still pack a punch. 

Bold hues are here to stay this year, especially in the kitchen space. This year will focus on colorful appliances, pops of color and color clashes. This trend is all about adding personality to the area, the use of color in the kitchen is extremely important as different hue work differently in each setting. Brighter shades are best for an airy space and darker hues are best for entertaining.


Bright, vivid hues may not be for everyone, but soft pastels are. The key is the way they are worked into your decor. You may want to incorporate the pretty pastel hues use them on your cabinets and/or your eating area.

Pretty pastels present a beautiful design advantage and are an excellent form of adding fun colors without the bold impact bright shades can create. This is perfect for those that want to add color to the kitchen without disrupting your décor. Use to add highlights, creating features, and add a soft “wow” factor.

Multitasking Island

A multitasking kitchen island allows you to make the most out of your space regardless of how big or small it is. Its the perfect way of getting the most use out of your kitchen island without adding or removing new furniture.

Most kitchen islands are dictated due to the square footage of the kitchen. However, no matter the size you can still have a multitasking island. A multitasking island is a space you can use for cooking, as a breakfast bar, or as a hangout space for your guests. The options are endless.

Shelving is Back

Kitchen shelves are the ultimate way of getting the most out of your kitchen walls without having any cabinetry. Not having cabinets on the wall may seem a bit out of the norm but in reality, it actually keeps the space modern and sleek.

Shelving used to be huge in the kitchen, but it has taken a step back for quite some time. However, shelving is back in a big way this year. They are an excellent way to maximize your space without taking much space footage. It provides maximum storage with little to no effort. Add them to multiple different levels for a unique touch.

Metallic Handles

Cabinets doorknobs are all the way out but metallic handles are very much in. We love the idea of having different size handles to open your cabinets. This brings on a modern touch that is easy to achieve and even easier to maintain.

Metallic handles are very IN this year. You no longer want the round smaller knobs, instead consider bar handles in shades of gold, rose gold and copper for that well-rounded look. You may even want to match your handles with your accessories for a trendy appeal.

Multiple Ovens

Double ovens are not only great as lifesavers as you can cook two separate meals at once but they are also excellent additions to any kitchen. They provide an upscale look while still being modern.

People are becoming busier by the minute and many no longer have much time to do anything, which is where having multiple ovens will come in handy. Multiple ovens are perfect for creating a statement and a conversation piece. Don’t stop at a double oven, consider a double dishwasher, and/or a double sink.

Smart Appliances

Smart appliances are the latest craze among homeowners due to their ability to make life easier. A smart appliance will make the space a bit more high-tech which is always a great idea when you want that modern space. Bring it all together with other smart appliances for the ultimate complimentary touch. 

The rise of the smart appliances is here.  More and more appliances are adding cool features to them, including having apps that help keep reminders, shopping list and more. Having the luxury of a smart appliance is absolutely on trend.

Industrial Look

Industrial decor is coming in HOT! more and more homeowners are interested in this decorating style because of its undertone of restaurant styling. Its modern, yet trendy and very appealing there is also an understated sexy aesthetics to it that also feels like an upgrade of your grandmother’s kitchen. 

Industrial kitchen décor is the ultimate decorative trend of the year. It’s edgy, its classic, yet it pairs well with multiple different trends. Add metallic pieces to bring that classic industrial feel and pair with darker hues to bring it all together.

Hues of Blue

Consider incorporating multiple different shades of blue into one kitchen for that beautifully blended aesthetics. Add a daring blue kitchen island, pair with pastel blue hues to make the space well-rounded and contemporary. Add wood pieces to bring the entire space together. 

Blue is the color of the year when it comes to kitchen décor. From cobalt blue to pastels the shade is coming in. Pair with metallics and bring it all together. The bold and dramatic hue brings it all together for any type of decorating style.

Gold Accents

Gold pieces work well with neutral hues due to their similar undertones. Having similar undertones allows them to blended well together while pulling golden aspect of blonde wood. Add other hints of simple colors to bring a well-rounded space that makes sense. 

Gold is a beautiful metallic when paired with neutral hues, they work beautifully well together. Add organic texture for that classic, simple appeal that is still very much on trend.

Which of these trends for 2018 is your personal favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.


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