Design Trends

2017 Modern Kitchen Trends

It’s finally 2017, which means it’s time to embrace the seasons hottest trends. When it comes to the kitchen, we love what this new year has in store. Here are a few of 2017 modern kitchen trends we’ll be on the lookout for.

Tawny

Design Trends | Spoon Stool By Antonio Citterio, from Kartell|YLiving 2017 Modern Kitchen Trends
Spoon Stool By Antonio Citterio, from Kartell

Tawny colors are making an unexpected debut into the 2017 modern kitchen trends. The popular kitchen colors this season are going to be bright, yet with a mild edge. Think warm oranges, soft browns, and golden yellows. These warmer hues work well with a neutral backdrop while also providing a playful breakaway from the norm.

Back in Black

Design Trends | Doo-Wop Brass Pendant Light from Louis Poulsen|YLiving 2017 Modern Kitchen Trends
Doo-Wop Brass Pendant Light from Louis Poulsen

Everyone is saying it: Black is the new white. Where white is subdued, black is bold. Nothing is sleeker than an all-black kitchen. And we’re talking all black. From the walls, to the cabinets, countertops, and even the floors, this dark hued trend is dramatic and ready for 2017. Not to mention brass looks amazing against a black background. But don’t think white has had its last day.

Classic White

Design Trends | Space Stool, High By SPACE, from Mater|YLiving 2017 Modern Kitchen Trends
Space Stool, High By SPACE, from Mater

No design trend has stood the test of time like good old classic white. It’s clean, versatile, and timeless. To mix up an all white kitchen this season, try incorporating bright colors, or geometrical shapes. Since an all white kitchen is essentially a blank canvas, don’t be afraid to alter it as you see fit. White can change with the seasons, so if you enjoy redecorating without doing a total overhaul, an all white is the 2017 modern kitchen design trend for you.

Multiple Materials

Design Trends | Armstrong 8 Light Chandelier from Kichler | YLiving 2017 Modern Kitchen Trends
Armstrong 8 Light Chandelier from Kichler

Gone are the days of matching materials. Today, mixing and matching is a bold and welcomed change in the modern kitchen. But be careful, this trend can quickly go from “wow” to “ow”. When executed correctly though, multiple materials can yield stunning results. Think mixing up your cabinet materials, from painted white wood on the island and overhead cabinets to a darker exotic wood below. Just be sure to keep something uniform and neutral, like your countertops to help counterbalance the contrasting tones. This is also a great opportunity to bring in a brass touch with a cool chandelier over your island.

Under-Cabinet Lighting

Design Trends | THIN LED Extension Light from Juniper Design | YLiving 2017 Modern Kitchen Trends
THIN LED Extension Light from Juniper Design

Under-cabinet lighting is subtle and effective. Its discreet look gives kitchens a clean aesthetic that’s uninhibited by overcrowded light fixtures from above. As a simple lighting option, it can show off the little details in your kitchen, like illuminating backsplashes and highlighting. Since they provide bright task lighting, under-cabinet lighting is also great for illuminating counter tops. The THIN LED Extension Light takes the utilitarian look of under-cabinet lighting and makes it sleek and a detail worth noticing.

Copper Touches

Modern Kitchen | Paragon Copper Kitchen Sink from Native Trails | YLiving 2017 Modern Kitchen Trends
Paragon Copper Kitchen Sink from Native Trails

While the overly metallic copper has been used in excess, more subdued touches of copper are coming into style. Think hand hammered copper, like the Paragon Copper Kitchen Sink from Native Trails. Consider more weathered copper pieces, rather than a super shiny finish. Even exposed pipping or a sheet of copper used as a backsplash is an offbeat way to incorporate this trend.

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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.

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