If you are thinking it is high time you updated your kitchen, then you should know that the best outlay for your cash is to know what is trending for 2016. You don’t want to spend all that money on your remodel only to find that you’ve missed the boat.

Kitchen Design Trends

Here are some trends you might find interesting. Hint: There is a place for high tech gadgets from Straight Talk in your plans.

Softly

Bold colors are no longer de rigueur in 2016. Instead, you want to look at subtle, neutral, and muted colors for cabinets and shelves to complement a dominantly white kitchen. Grays are good, and so are pale blues and greens. Wood tones are also going to make a big splash in new kitchens. Primary colors still have a place in the trendy kitchen, but only as accents. You might also consider metallic accents.

High tech

Most people spend all their time in the kitchen. Some even have their home office in the kitchen, so it is but natural that you should have a specific place to charge and connect Internet-ready devices. Hidden charging stations, storage, and device holders will definitely have a place in your new kitchen, as will smart appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, and coffee machines.

Retro

Strangely enough, 2016 is also going to be a time of marrying the old with the new. Brass, bronze, or copper fixtures, metal or mirrored backsplashes, metal range hoods, and highly polished kitchen countertops reminiscent of the 1980s is coming back into fashion, but better. Natural materials provide a balance and elegance to the “plastic” era.

Open-floor plans

Open floor plans still dominate the kitchen scene, where the place of cooking flows easily into the place for eating and entertaining. This trend is going strong in 2016, and will most likely to continue for many years to come because it is both practical and functional for today’s living spaces.

Clean lines

Today’s kitchen does away with most of the frills of the traditional kitchen. Rounded edges and curlicues give way to straight lines and simple designs. You can soften the severity of the lines with the use of area rugs and strategic placement of decorative pieces.

The kitchen design trends for 2016 emphasizes clean, simple lines, high tech gadgetry, and the integration of spaces. If you plan to do one soon, take careful note of these elements to maximize the value of your investment.


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