If you’re in the midst of planning your 2024 kitchen remodel, you might be reading the annual reports on what kitchen design trends are in and which ones are on their way out. We read that stuff too – and this year, we’re very amused to learn that bold colors are a trend that is both on its way in and on its way out. The same contradiction holds true for neutral colors too. So basically, no matter what you decide, you’re either ahead of the fashion curve or way, way behind it.
What does that tell us about the value of trend reports? Ultimately, you’re the one who is going to be living every single day in this kitchen. This is your home, your space, and your place to be yourself. As Weston kitchen designers, over the decades we’ve learned that the only opinion that ultimately matters about the kitchen is the homeowner’s.
Do you love bold color for the kitchen? Then your custom kitchen design should feature your favorite shades, deployed in the way that makes your heart sing. For some homeowners, that means bold painted cabinetry. Other homeowners are taking a more restrained approach and use the bold color as a focal point, such as in the hood or countertop.
Neutral colors for the kitchen are a consistently safe choice. The design experts are cooling off on grays at the moment, but we’ve found that here in the Weston area, families appreciate having a neutral color scheme that they can personalize or change with the seasons very easily without a lot of ongoing expense.
Again, too, it’s important to take into consideration your family’s unique lifestyle need. For example, we worked with one family whose child really appreciated calm, neutral spaces within the home – free from a lot of contrasting colors or busy patterns. When you center what makes the family happy in kitchen design, the importance of what’s trendy and not falls to the wayside. Good design is about creating spaces families love.