Current Kitchen Trends

Now that we’re all spending so much time in the kitchen, whether that be baking banana bread or meal prepping because we’re all eating out less, I’m sure you’ve been looking at ways to revamp your space. Today we’ll be checking out some of the current kitchen design trends. We’re hoping that you’ll find something that interests you, and perhaps even inspires you to re-consider your own space! 

Transitional classic white kitchen

We can’t get enough of our kitchen islands and peninsulas, especially the one pictured above; this multifunctional space is ideal in any kitchen. Islands and peninsulas offer so much extra area to be used for cooking or even hosting meals. Additionally, they are ridiculously stylish and sleek! If you have enough room in your kitchen, we definitely recommend incorporating one. This is one of the many current kitchen design trends we don’t see going out of style anytime soon!

Traditional wood on white coffee station

As if the 30 000 Starbucks locations worldwide weren’t enough, the built-in kitchen coffee bar has become quite popular. All jokes aside, there’s nothing quite like a hot, well-prepared cup of coffee in the morning, and nothing more convenient than your very own at-home coffee nook. A great example of a design we’re totally in love with is this stunning, all-white Lisa Robazza coffee station. Make sure to stock up on milk and sugar and you’ll be all set! 

Timeless in their beauty, hardwood floors will really help make your kitchen feel tidier and more attractive. Wood floors will be softer underfoot than ceramic or stone tiles, which is a bonus if you’re an avid cook. They are incredibly easy to clean and take care of and are extremely durable. They truly are the ideal addition to your kitchen, and throwing in a runner is a must!

White kitchen with marble and gold fixtures

The warmer tones will help make your space feel super inviting. Given that kitchens are often used for entertaining, it’s important to select a color palette that makes guests feel welcome. While the kitchen needs to be your home workhorse, don’t forget that it can be beautiful and stylish too!  

If you’re a social person and enjoy feeling connected to your family, you should seriously consider an open concept kitchen. The one pictured above is a perfect example! Meal-prepping while watching a movie that your family is enjoying in the living room is such a privilege.     

Open concept kitchen and living room with wood beams
(Designed by Park Place Estates in collaboration with LUX Decor) 

Now that you’ve figured out the floorplan and overall look of your kitchen, a backsplash will be the final touch. Not only are they super stylish and customizable but will also protect your kitchen walls from nasty food stains. What’s so great is that you can choose from so many different motifs and materials! These range from the clean look of a stainless-steel finish to wood or a huge variety of tiles. They add such a personal touch to your kitchen. Here’s a perfect example of a backsplash we love. This stone slab is both clean and elegant and really pulls the design elements together!   

A personal favourite of mine would have to be the panel-ready appliances trend. So many people have eagerly adopted this design trend into their kitchens to create a uniform look amongst their cabinets.  I’d say that this kitchen trend is well worth the extra costs, as it provides such a sophisticated, put-together look. If you’re interested in a paneled look, make sure to discuss this early on with your kitchen designer and cabinetmaker.  

Contemporary open concept kitchen with a centre island

While the stove hood used to be a simple tool for removing unwanted odors and steam, it has slowly become a statement piece. Whether you’re looking for a modern and sleek design, like the one above, or prefer a more traditional or farmhouse-inspired look, there is an amazing variety available. Make sure to select a hood that will compliment your kitchen’s aesthetic, but allow yourself to have fun with it.

Traditional oven hood and herringbone marble backsplash

We hope that you allow yourself to be inspired by LUX decor’s take on current kitchen design trends! As always, thank you for reading, and keep your eyes peeled for our next blog!