The kitchen island functions as a gathering space, work surface, and eating table, as well as a design focal point, with 43.8% of respondents choosing it as the top place for a statement color.
Whether for wine, coffee, or smoothies, nearly 60% of this year’s survey respondents say dedicated beverage areas within kitchens will be popular.
That wood cabinets are making a comeback. When people were asked what colors are popular in kitchens right now, 28% said wood, which was more than the 26% who said white.
When people were asked about color trends for the kitchen, 32% of them said green. Pink, peach, coral, and salmon got only 3% of the answers.
Gold was chosen as the top kitchen faucet metal for the next three years by 49.5%, ahead of stainless (48%) and black (45%). Matte (63.9%), brushed (54.3%), and satin (48.9%) will be most popular.
Ambient lighting for moods (84.7%), decorative statement lighting (80.2%), and nocturnal lighting for safety and aesthetics (69%), designers will utilize numerous levels of lighting.
The kitchen is quieter than ever since designers removed noisy gadgets and banging cabinet doors. When buying a dishwasher, 64.5% choose an ultra-quiet model, while 40.6% prefer pullout trash cans.
More than 50% of respondents are looking for walk-in, butler, and built-in pantries for more space and function, while stand-alone and open shelving options come in at less than 15%.
As nutrition and healthy eating become increasingly important, 78% of designers say homeowners want more refrigeration space with better flexibility, and 68% prefer appliances with air frying and steam cooking.