Kitchen Design Trends In 2016


Kitchen Design Trends In 2016 – Following trends in kitchen designs will ensure that any upgrades or builds will add value to a home or other property. It pays to stay up-to-date with all the latest changes by visiting home improvement stores to see what’s on the floor, reading home design magazines, and browsing the web. Just like clothing, home décor and kitchen design changes from year to year. This coming year, there’s been signs that simplicity is what most are going for.

This means things like slab cabinets with minimalist pulls if any at all, kitchen appliances that blend with the cabinetry, backsplashes in solid colors and similar.

If there is a pop of color or interest it is with wallpaper which is making a huge comeback. Read on to learn more kitchen design trends for the upcoming year and get excited about the new looks that can be used.


Kitchen decorating outside the box

While typically used in contemporary and transitional designs, simplistic styles like slab cabinets are now being used in other types as well. Decorators shouldn’t be afraid to think out of the box when choosing elements. A slab cabinet can come in a rustic finish perfect for a seaside escape or country cottage. On the flip side it can have a horizontal or vertical wood grain the resembles bamboo for an Asian theme.

Mixing up the pulls, and backsplashes as stated before helps too. These cabinets can go with any type of table, bars tools, photos, baskets and other items.


Choice kitchen appliances for 2016

Stainless kitchen appliances are still the top seller in 2016, and they go great with gray slab cabinets. It creates a lovely flow, and makes it easy to add interest with a pop of color here and there. Perhaps a bit of wallpaper or a unique piece of furniture, bright baskets or fun cookware.

Another kitchen design trend gaining steam is black and white. White slab cabinets with basic black pulls combined with black appliances is a simple look that everyone can easily fall in love with. Add in a black range hood for a very unique and classic look.


Fun hardware

Hardware used on kitchen cabinets has them opening in ways that one would’ve never guessed. Upper slab cabinets can lift upward rather than side to side and lowers can slide out offering plenty of space for pots, pans, silverware and even cooking oils and essentials.

Convenience is the name of the game of course and creating a food masterpiece will be much easier when smart designers take advantage of the new hardware options.


Colored kitchen sinks

While the appliance and cabinetry is staying simple, sinks are taking on new colors. Red, black, green, orange and all colors of the rainbow can be used for sinks. A fun feeling will immediately come over anyone who enters and whimsical additions are encouraged.

Take the kitchen to a whole new level and try out a colored sink this year with this brave new look. Combine it with hints of the same color in wallpaper or the backsplash to bring it all together.


Automated fixtures

Motion operated faucets and more are still gaining steam in the home. While they are seen in many businesses they are still slowly being added to homes. New in 2016 is a built in thermometer to the smartphone to let cooks know when the meal is finished, and sensor activated lights which aren’t necessarily brand new but very popular.

Keep new, slab cabinets super clean when they don’t have to be touched by messy hands, and let little ones operate things much easier when they can’t quite reach helping bring everyone together.


As the heart of any home, kitchens may be the most important designed element of the entire house. Friends and family gather here so it should be welcoming whether designed with slab cabinets, stainless appliances, ceramic tile or any of the other most popular choices of 2016.