The Contemporary Kitchen 10 Top Trends For 2015

Dated: 04/07/2015

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Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services127By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine NKBA_kitchenPhoto Credit: National Kitchen & Bath AssociationContemporary is the buzzword when it comes to kitchen designs this year, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Streamlined designs, eclectic touches, and multiples of appliances lead the trends, according to NKBA’s 2015 forecast.Here are the top 10 overall kitchen design trends expected to be hot this year, according to NKBA’s report:1. Clean with an overall contemporary feeling: A fusion of styles and multiple colors in one kitchen2. European-styled cabinets3. Multiples of appliances in one kitchen (most notably two dishwashers, like a dishwasher and a dishwasher drawer, or the addition of a refrigerator/freezer)4. The rise of steam ovens5. Furniture-like pieces (such as furniture-styled dry bars)6. Outdoor kitchens7. Fewer standard kitchen tables, replaced by counters or tall gathering tables8. TVs and docking stations (many kitchens have desks or home office areas as well as flat-screen televisions and docking/charging stations)9. Wine refrigerators10. A focus on the user experience, from easy maintenance to accessible designContemporary Kitchen by Geneva Kitchen & Bath Designers Past Basket DesignMost Popular Colors: The most common color scheme for kitchens: White, followed by gray, according to NKBA. About a third of NKBA remodelers also said they did black or blue kitchens in 2014. Kitchens in green tones were also gaining in popularity. Designers are increasingly reporting an appetite for kitchens with multiple color schemes.“I am seeing lots of white painted kitchen perimeters with espresso stained islands and dark stained kitchen perimeters with light colored painted islands,” says Christine Shorr with Morris Black Designs in Allentown, Pa. “Lots of painted white kitchens with light countertops and espresso islands and painted gray cabinets.”Out of style: Country/rustic, Tuscan and Provincial looks with distressed finishes, as well as color schemes in reds, bronzes, and terra cottas are on their way “out” in the kitchen. Melissa Tracey

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