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6 Kitchen Design Trends Going Out of Style


6 Kitchen Design Trends Going Out of Style

April 28, 2021
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Before hitting the drawing board for a new kitchen project, ensure that the design will remain desirable for a long time. Being aware of today's and tomorrow’s hot and fleeting kitchen design trends can help create an impactful and highly desirable kitchen. Beware of these six design choices designers say are on their way out. Interior designer Jillian R. Wiedenmayer of Studio Den Den told Hunker that globe lights are losing favor, and more nature-inspired fixtures are in. The return of organic materials, such as wood, rattan, and rice paper, will be big this year, she says.

2. Just One Light Fixture
Simple lighting in the kitchen is also on the way out, says interior designer Cassandra Schinkel, founder of Schinkel House of Design. She suggests layering lighting to highlight certain areas of your kitchen, which will add a lovely ambience to the space. "Always hang pendants over an island, install sconces where possible, and place small table lamps on countertops or shelves for a beautiful glow," Schinkel recommends.

3. All-White Kitchens
"This trend has been huge for the last decade for a bright and fresh look, but all-white kitchens are starting to look dated and sterile," says Schinkel. Henrieta Imrie, interior designer and founder of Imrie Design Studio, agrees. The overall look feels too cold, she notes, especially in combination with standard silver hardware.

"Instead of opting for the purest and brightest white cabinets, go for something that has warmth," suggests Schinkel. "[The] same goes for countertops and the backsplash. Choose materials with warmth and depth [to] add dimension and texture."

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