The latest trends in kitchen decorating are decorative and functional.
The kitchen is the most used room of the house and where everyone always seems to
congregate so the trends are towards easy to clean materials that add beauty as well as
redesigns with a thoughtful approach to family time in the kitchen and unique storage space.
Think Pink - The kitchen is the heart of the home and one of the hottest colors in kitchen decorating is pink! Any shade of pink will do. Remember the 50’s with pink appliances and cabinets? Another trend in painting is to highlight an interesting area with a darker shade of paint.
This way you can draw the eye to any area that has architectural or other interest.
Grout is out - The latest kitchen trends favor granite countertops with their inherent beauty and easy of use. Corian is also a favorite for the same reasons. While people still like the colorful design choices of tile, larger tiles are favored over smaller. Cleaning those grout lines are just not worth it no matter how nice they look!
Back To Basics - Hardwood flooring is back in kitchens. It's durable and easy to clean and can really warm up a room. Some of the latest decorating trends show it being laid in with borders to add interest. A few scatter rugs add warmth as well.
Show Off Your Stuff - Glass front cabinets are in. They are a great way to show off a collection or even to accent a kitchen with color. If you don't want everyone to see your mess, you could try a frosted or wavy glass. If you can't afford to buy new cabinets but like the look, simply remove the doors!
Round It Out- The latest trends in kitchen decorating show that round tables are more desirable and easy to induce conversation. So don't be a square.
Splashy Backsplashes - It used to be that backsplashes were for practical purposes but today they are also decorative! People are adding color, tiles, architectural elements and almost anything else. Your decorative choices for backsplashes can bring a little bit of "you" into the kitchen.
No Man Is An Island - But every man wants one! The latest trends in kitchen decorating show that islands are still hot. They can be used for extra cooking space as well as eating on. Set up your island with some stool and have the whole family in the kitchen while you are cooking to add to your together time.