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Are you ready for a kitchen upgrade in 2023? Then you are in for a treat. Kitchens are becoming more of a statement in the home while still exuding luxury and offering improved functionality. This area of the home is becoming an engaging and relaxing place to enjoy more time, and we’re loving every minute of it. Here are some top kitchen trends to look for in 2023. 

A Blend of Warm and Bold Cabinet Colors

We can’t talk about kitchen trends without talking about color! Bold cabinet colors will still be popular in 2023, but we are seeing warmer tones that create a less-jarring, more inviting feel. With more and more homeowners looking to make a statement in their kitchens, colors like navy blue, forest green, and deep red will be popular. Incorporating these colors in your cabinetry, kitchen islands, and refrigerators creates a sense of drama and elegance that draws you in.

These bold colors pair with neutral, soft tones and natural wood finishes for a more balanced look. White is still a popular cabinetry choice but more as an eye-catching complement to both bold and neutral tones elsewhere in the kitchen. 

Kitchen Islands That Stand Out

Bigger is better when it comes to kitchen islands in 2023. More space allows for easier food prep and more seating to create a cozy and functional gathering place while cooking. We are also seeing kitchen islands with unique shapes or design treatments to help them stand out even more.

An example of a unique design treatment is incorporating a waterfall edge. Instead of the edge stopping at the end of the island, a waterfall edge continues past the end and onto the floor. Requiring precise craftsmanship, a waterfall edge composed of granite, marble, quartz, or wood can add drama to your kitchen island. Other examples gaining popularity this year include organic or asymmetrical countertop shapes and contrasting finishes.

Hardware That Makes a Statement

Like fine jewelry, kitchen hardware can add a distinctive, refined touch. Think unique and eye-catching cabinet handles, pulls, and fixtures in appealing styles and tones of brass and gold. Hardware can add visual interest while creating a warm contrast to the counters and cabinetry. Statement hardware is a great way to add a touch of personality and luxury to a kitchen. 

Butler’s Pantries: An Entertainer’s Best Friend

Butler’s pantries, also known as sculleries or working pantries, are becoming more popular this year. These smaller, often hidden spaces tucked between the kitchen and dining room are ideal for food preparation and storage. They can also store your favorite wine, a second sink, or a dishwasher.

Having two workspaces also makes meal prep easier and more organized. They keep clutter and dirty dishes out of the main kitchen space, which is especially helpful if you have an open floor plan with greater visibility of your kitchen.

More Slab Surfaces

Surfaces like granite, marble, and quartz bring many benefits. They are durable, easy to maintain, provide a luxurious and natural backdrop for cabinetry, and create a visually and physically cleaner kitchen. We mentioned earlier how a waterfall edge on your kitchen island with a slab surface can showcase these benefits. Incorporating granite, marble, or quartz has become more popular on backsplashes as well. It goes to show that slab surfaces will always be a hit!

Which surfaces are most popular? Click here to read our full article on the best luxury countertops for 2023. These trends make kitchens beautiful, inviting, and highly functional – a perfect combination. 2023 is a great year to embrace these kitchen trends to give your favorite part of the home the upgrades it needs to make it a more enjoyable gathering place for all. If you aren’t sure how to incorporate the above benefits into your home design, we’re here to help!

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