Opt for Architectural LinesSometimes a touch of modern architecture is all you should update your look. Kohler's Purist faucet line has a minimalist profile, a 360-degree swivel spout, lever handles, and high clearance for pots and pans. All finishes are complementary to a neutral palette: Polished Chrome (shown), Vibrant Polished Nickel, Matte Black and Vibrant Stainless.
Choose Bold FixturesBold colour is not the only means to create excitement. Kitchen designers used these outsized light fixtures with black fabric shades from Tech Lighting to add some wow: "They Are about 2 feet in diameter and are somewhat bigger than you would anticipate for the space," she says. "But they give a great awareness of depth perception and create drama in a room with a typical low ceiling." The lavish cabinets are Poggenpohl's Marsh Oak Veneer with a rich near-black blot.
Flexible Palette"Keeping a kitchen unbiased enables you to personalize it to reflect your fashion," says IKEA representative Mary Ann Barroso. "This RAMSJÖ kitchen in red-brown can be matched to be on trend with lavenders, purples and mauves — we've a kitchen in our showroom accessorized that way right now." The real treat in this otherwise traditional kitchen is the unexpected light fixtures: IKEA's industrial-elegant OTTAVA pendant lamps in aluminum, with colors made of mouth-blown glass.
Fresh Hues for SinksLike kitchen cabinets, sinks are trending away from basic white or stainless steel. This eye-catching green apron-front sink by Kohler was designed by tastemaker Jonathan Adler. A vibrant sink is an effective approach to pop in a little bit of shade in a neutral kitchen or allow it to be more of a focus by using exactly the same hue in the backsplash.
Add In AutomationThe kitchen of the future is here today. From detector-activated lights that illuminate the kitchen when it's in use when dinner is done, to meat thermometers that alarm your smartphone, kitchen technology is here to make your life simpler. In case you're new to automation, a fantastic introductory product is a hands-free faucet, like this one by Moen. Perfect for homes with small kids who can't yet achieve any kitchen or the handle where busy cooks frequently have sticky hands.
New Colors for QuartzAlong with natural stone, quartz countertops continue to be tops. Caesarstone lately introduced a line of six neutral colours for its durable quartz countertops. Shown is the grayish-beige "Linen," whose subtle color gradation lends itself nicely to glossy contemporary layouts. Nonporous and are resistant to heat, quartz countertops are also resistant to spills and scrapes, making them a smart choice for busy cooks or families.