Design Trends, Ideas + Inspiration

2017 Kitchen Trends Forecast

With the coming seasons interior design trends come and go. Here’s a look at some new kitchen trends coming in on the horizon.

Gray is the New White

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Boma Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel from MGS Faucets

While white will always remain a classic, gray cabinets will be dominating the kitchen in 2017. Be on the lookout for soft dove gray cabinets mixed with warm woods.

Stainless Steel Countertops

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Boma S Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel from MGS Faucets

Give your kitchen a sleek, professional look this look with stainless steel countertops. They’re easy to maintain, are extremely hygienic, and will last a lifetime.

Patterned Tiles

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Napa Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet from Blanco

While the clean lines of subway tiles are on their way out, fun and funky patterned tiles are taking their place.

Go Commercial Grade

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Commercial Style Pre-Rinse and Soap Dispenser from Kraus

Incorporating commercial grade appliances, fixtures, and layouts into the residential kitchen is creating quite the boom for the up and coming seasons. With functionality at the heart of it, maximizing prep space and increasing productivity with staple items like a prep-faucet with an incorporated pot-filler.

Multiple Countertop Materials

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Precision 16 Inch R10 Super Single Bowl with Drainer Kitchen Sink from Blanco

Mixing your countertop materials is a big trend coming in on the horizon, especially wood. Get ready to see wood countertops contrasting against cool marble and other stone counters.

Tried and True Black and White

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Single Lever Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet from Kraus

Have no fear, that classic black and white color palette is here to stay through the fall of 2016 and well into 2017. How it will change though? Think bolder, with higher contrast, and rustic touches, blending modern style with a splash of country aesthetic.

Black Steel Fixtures

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Vela D Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel from MGS Faucets

Rose gold and copper are moving out in favor of a more industrial aesthetic. Expect black steel and other burnished metals to take the place of the polished metallics.

Linear Silhouettes

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Purist® Primary Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet from KOHLER

On the faucet front in 2017, keep things clean and minimal by opting for one with a linear silhouette. The architectural aesthetic will instantly update your look and is compatible with a wide range of styles.

Apron-Front Sinks

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Paragon Copper Kitchen Sink from Native Trails

At the sink, apron-front styles are timeless and are becoming more than just the traditional farm house style. You can always expect great things from a modern apron-front sink, not only do they act as the perfect focal point, but their practicality makes them an easy choice.

Big, Bad, Kitchen Islands

Kitchen Trends |YLiving
Vela Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel from MGS Faucets

Everything happens around the kitchen island, and 2017 wants to keep it that way. Oversized kitchen islands provide enough space to converse around while you cook, and they work well in an open floor plan.

Sharon Choe

Sharon Choe

As a Merchandise Manager for YLiving by day, Sharon is driven to bring quality high-design products to her customers. By night, she’s an adventurous diner and avid home cook, who runs an underground supper club in San Francisco. Her long list of vices include French porcelain, cured meats, beautiful chairs, kitchen knives and planning weddings.


    Wondering if someone can help me to choose backsplash behind my 48 inch range top- I am using a beveled white subway tile for my kitchen backsplash and my warm gray tone for my kitchen cabinet. I want this un patterned tile from Porcelanosa (it has a gray, soft brown and blue with my granite countertop or the moroccan tile (too expensive ) -trying to get less grout -due to my chinese cooking style. Not too crazy with the picture frame -do you think it will be outdate /or to busy if I am using this porcelanosa- “barcelone tile”? if you have any suggestion, please advise. Here is the info: BARCELONA F
    Add sample to cartRead/Write a Review
    Available Sizes 12″X35″
    Product Code P34707971-100161461

  • Mary

    Patterned tiles are trending. I like the subway tiles for the backsplash with solid wood cabinets for kitchen. Adding LEDs under cabinets are also trending.

  • Queenie Marie Alonzo

    I am looking for 2018, but this designs will last till 2020 I guess. It is too classy. I am sure visitors will really like this kind of design.

Use #YintheWild to show us your modern space. VIEW GALLERY