The 2023 trends are in and they’re all about personalizing your space. Kitchens have been finished in all-gray and white for years, and now we’re seeing more color, textures, and style over the past couple of years. In 2023, expect kitchen trends to steer clear of the sterile and stark palette, and dive head-first into kitchen design trends that are warm and welcoming. What are the 2023 kitchen design trends for your Naperville area kitchen remodel?
Warm Colors and Neutrals
Earthy greens and blues were the popular colors of 2022, a needed step away from the stark whites and grays of the two decades prior. In 2023, the trending colors are leaning warmer, in desert-inspired tones, like terra cotta, saffron, and even mauve. Use these warmer yet adventurous tones alongside calming neutrals, like cream or beige. Paint your lower cabinets in a bold color and your uppers with a neutral tone to balance the room.
Medium Tone Wood
Along with warmer paint colors, we’re finally seeing a return of medium wood tones. These warmer woods are bringing warmth and comfort back into a space that’s been a more stark color palette for several years. Natural wood has made its way back into other parts of the home and now it made its way into the kitchen. Mix natural medium wood tones, like walnut or provincial, with cream or ochre on your cabinets. Or, choose natural wood on your parameter cabinets and a warmer bold color on your island. Your space will feel warm, welcoming, and more personalized.
Marble, quartz, and terrazzo slab backsplashes have been growing in popularity more and more over the past couple of years. Homeowners are learning how easy they are to keep clean and the feeling of sophistication they bring to the entire space. Carry the material from your countertops up the wall so that when you introduce more color into your space on the cabinets, it offers a clean backdrop to balance the space. You can bring the backsplash up to the upper cabinets and all the way up the wall behind the range and above the sink if your sink is located on the parameter. Use white, or go for marble, quartz, or terrazzo in a bold color, like black, green, pink, or orange.
When you’re looking for a place to add more style to your kitchen, look up! Statement ceilings are nothing new, but have seen a big spike in popularity, making them a go-to trend in 2023. A vaulted ceiling with exposed beams makes a space feel larger. A coffered ceiling brings a traditional feeling to a space. Exposed rafters create an air of rustic charm.
Smart technology is popping up all over the home, especially in the kitchen. Every appliance is available in a smart model; and, with smart technology becoming even more prevalent in 2023, you won’t have to sacrifice style. Voice-activated, wifi-enabled, and appliances that can be controlled remotely from your smartphone can bring convenience and safety to your life, helping the busiest room in your home work smarter, not harder.
Mixing Design Styles
Transitional style has been popular for decades, but mixing design styles is becoming bold in 2023. Mix a contemporary overall look with traditional details. A slab backsplash and flat front cabinets paired with a traditional chandelier are striking and well-balanced. Furniture-style cabinet details with bold contemporary lighting is another way to balance these two previously-opposing styles.
Bringing nature into the home continues to be a popular trend in 2023. More natural light, natural wood, and plant life in a kitchen will bring benefits that help make your kitchen more comforting and relaxing. Use natural textures to mix up your palette and personalize your space. Use grasscloth wallpaper to create a statement wall, woven basket-like light pendants over the island, and natural wood on your island. Natural marble or quartz with veining on the countertops adds visual interest and is another way to add nature to the kitchen while using a sophisticated, high-end material.
Your lighting fixtures are another way to personalize your space. Choose a fixture in any design style, like a traditional crystal chandelier, a series of blown glass pendants over the island, or a bold modern globe fixture to stand out against the rest of your kitchen. Bold custom lighting is a great investment for your kitchen’s style, so avoid going the builder-grade route on this feature.
The Kitchen as a Multi-Use Space
Homeowners and designers are bringing more function into the kitchen in 2023 by incorporating breakfast nooks, more seating at the island, and even lounging areas for morning coffee. Speaking of coffee, 2023 trends are leaning toward designated spaces for your favorite beverages, like a coffee station or built-in bar. A built-in bar right off of the kitchen is a great place to store your bourbon collection and heirloom crystal in a safe space, away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. Include task lighting, an ice maker, and a small beverage refrigerator and you’ll have the perfect spot for guests to serve themselves during your next dinner party.
Ready to Bring Your Kitchen into 2023 With Fresh Design Trends?
Your kitchen needs a dose of personality and warmth, and the 2023 kitchen trends will do just that. From the floor to the ceiling, your kitchen remodel will make your space feel more stylish, convenient, and welcoming. Create your ideal space with a design-build firm that’s an expert in beautiful designs and impeccable craft for your kitchen remodel. Smardbuild understands that your vision, budget, and timeline are the focus of your project, and we aim to create the design and the space that make your daily life enjoyable and easier. Contact Smardbuild when you’re ready to start dreaming about your brand-new space.