Top Kitchen Interior Design Trends for 2017
If you are one of those homeowners that likes to keep their Michigan home up to date with the latest trends, now is the time to look at the hot interior design trends of 2017. The kitchen is a great place to update first and keep fresh, especially if your kitchen is the gathering place when friends and family are visiting. If your kitchen is ready for an update and you are looking for some inspiration, here are some of this year’s most popular decorating ideas to incorporate into your kitchen.
Perhaps you want or need new cabinets but aren’t ready for a complete kitchen remodel, or you just like to have a fresh, trendy kitchen without spending a ton of money. If this sounds like you, then consider the simple yet striking black and white combo. This classic duo works well with most home styles and is just as classic as it is trending. White or light grey cabinets pair well with jet black countertops and appliances. If black and white seems to harsh for you, tweak it with something that feels more fitting of your style, like shades of grey or dark navy blue and cream.
Mixed Hardware Finishes
Many homeowners in Michigan are not content with the monochromatic look of a single hardware finish, whether it be stainless steel, nickel, pewter or porcelain. Switch up your hardware with a variety of colors and finishes. Combine stainless appliances with gold handles or complement bronze fixtures with gold or copper drawer pulls and door handles. The result of mixing up your fixtures and finishes will be a unique and eclectic look for your kitchen.
Perhaps inspired by the stars of the popular television series Fixer Upper, painted wood paneling is making a big comeback. However, this isn’t the wood paneling of the 1960s and 70s. The paneling you want to use, to keep your kitchen in trend and looking up to date, is more reminiscent of the home of the early 1900s and is commonly referred to as shiplap. This kind of wood paneling is great looking if you leave it with a natural finish or you decide to paint it. However, if you are going to install shiplap in your kitchen, make sure you consult with a professional installer, to ensure that it is hung correctly and will not damage underlying drywall or in-wall electrical or plumbing.
This option allows for instant gratification with minimal effort. Veneers can be added to the front of your appliances to match the rest of your cabinets and hide them. These veneers give the appearance that your kitchen is appliance free. Again, this isn’t a great do-it-yourself project. Consult with your cabinet supplier and an appliance specialist. They can help you design the best veneers for your appliances that will match your cabinets without harming your appliances.
If you are ready for a kitchen update or want a complete home interior redo, the designers at Patricia Interiors are ready to help you with all of your interior design and update needs. For more information on our Michigan Interior Design services or to schedule a consultation, please call us at (586) 739-0080.