25 Of Our Favorite Kitchen Design Trends Of 2023

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Are you thinking of remodeling your kitchen this year? Are you looking for the latest kitchen design trends? We’ve got you covered.

From dramatic patterns to warm-toned woods, we’re breaking down 25 of our favorite kitchen design trends for 2023. Whether you’re planning a full kitchen remodel or just want to update a few things, these ideas will give you plenty of inspiration for your next project. 

Our Favorite Kitchen Design Trends Of 2023

The kitchen is often referred to as “the heart of the home,” and for a good reason: It’s where you gather with friends and family for meals, and it’s where some of your favorite memories are made. 

That’s why it’s essential to keep up with the latest kitchen design trends. Whether you’re looking to make a few small changes or do a complete remodel, getting inspired by the newest kitchen trends can help you create the perfect space for your family. 

1. Bold Cabinetry

One of the biggest kitchen trends for 2023 is bold cabinetry. This trend is all about taking risks with color and texture to add an eye-catching statement to any space. If you don’t have the budget or time for a full remodel, consider swapping out your wall cabinets with something more daring.

Make a statement with bold cabinetry choices like navy blue or black wall cupboards. Not only will these colors add visual interest to your space, but they also make it easier to hide messes and stains. 

2. Unique Islands

large designer kitchen with island rounded corners and lacquered fronts

Islands are great because they provide extra countertop space and can also act as a focal point in the room. Opting for a kitchen island with unique materials like marble or wood can really add some character to your space while still being functional. Think about adding unique features like unusual shapes, bright colors, or patterned countertops. 

3. Marble Backsplashes And Countertops

Marble has always been a popular kitchen material, but 2023 might be the year of marble when it comes to kitchen remodels. Marble is durable and adds an elegant touch that will last for years to come. Add a marble slab backsplash and natural stone countertops to elevate your kitchen design in an instant. 

4. Ivory Instead Of White

If white kitchens are too sterile for your taste, you may be glad to hear that ivory is the new white. It has some warmth that white lacks but still provides a classic look that won’t go out of style anytime soon. Ivory also adds depth and sophistication without being too overwhelming in smaller spaces. 

5. Extending The Open-Concept Kitchen 

Luxurious living room interior design with fireplace and white kitchen. Open plan interior

An open-concept kitchen allows cooks to interact more easily while preparing meals, so why not extend this concept even further? Open-concept kitchens allow you to create one large living space rather than having separate rooms for eating and cooking, which creates a flow throughout the entire home. A big trend this year is extending the open-concept kitchen into other living spaces like the dining room or living room for added sitting room and style points.

6. Bigger Windows

Bigger windows are becoming a popular trend in kitchens this year as they let in natural light and make any space feel more open and airy. Let natural light flood your cooking space by adding larger windows throughout your kitchen area. Not only does this give you added visibility when prepping meals, but it also helps brighten up any dull corners in need of more life and energy.

7. Double Sinks To Double Islands

Custom cream kitchen with pendant light and double island with barstool seating

More and more, kitchens are becoming multi-tasking workspaces that multiple family members may need to use at the same time for different purposes. Adding double sinks or even double islands is a great way to create more space in kitchens while still having all the amenities needed. This allows two people to work simultaneously on different tasks without having to worry about a lack of space.

8. Dramatic Colors And Patterns

Modern big kitchen

If you’re looking for a bold new look for your kitchen, then this is the trend for you. Bold colors and patterns can make a statement and bring life into your kitchen space.

Whether you go all out with a bright, eye-catching patterned backsplash or just add some colorful accents here and there, you can create a truly unique look that will be sure to turn heads. From handmade tiles to backsplash designs, think outside the box when incorporating splashes of color into your cooking space.

9. Extra Large Cabinet Hardware

Bigger is better when it comes to cabinet hardware this year! Switching up the size of your cabinet hardware is an easy way to give your kitchen a facelift without breaking the bank. Extra large knobs and pulls can take ordinary kitchen cabinets from basic to eye-catching in no time at all. Big hardware on kitchen cabinets also looks great in modern designs.

10. Sculleries Are Back

Large walk in butlers pantry storage area in a new home

Sculleries are making a comeback as one of the most popular kitchen trends in design this year. Also known as a butler’s pantry, a scullery is essentially an extra room in your kitchen where you can store cookware and other items without cluttering up your main workspace. This gives you more room to work in the main kitchen area on entertaining or prepping meals while still keeping everything organized and easily accessible.   

11. Mixing Wood And Painted Cabinets

Mixing wood and painted cabinets is another trend that has been gaining traction this year. Take advantage of two-tone cabinetry by combining wood cabinets with painted accents.

This allows you to create visual interest in your kitchen by combining different textures and colors together in one space. For example, adding white painted upper cabinets with natural-colored wood cabinetry creates an interesting contrast that really stands out against neutral walls and décor pieces. 

12. Wallpaper Backsplashes

Wallpaper backsplash in modern kitchen

Give your backsplash an upgrade by adding wallpaper instead of tile or paint! Wallpaper backsplashes have become increasingly popular over the last few years as homeowners look for new ways to add texture, color, and pattern to their kitchens. 

While it seems counterintuitive to use wallpaper in an area exposed to spills and messes, there are new washable wallpapers designed specifically for use in the kitchen. From bold geometrics to subtle floral prints, wallpaper backsplashes are sure to make any kitchen stand out from the crowd.

13. Dedicated Coffee Spaces

Dedicated coffee spaces are becoming increasingly popular as people want their morning cup of joe quickly and conveniently each day before they start their day off right. These spaces typically include coffee makers, mugs, spoons, and sugar packets–all within easy reach so that brewing coffee doesn’t require too much effort or time first thing in the morning.

It can also be as simple as adding a few shelves above the stovetop where you can store all of your mugs and supplies for easy access when it’s time for caffeine o’clock!  

14. More Sustainable Materials

Eco-friendly materials are all the rage in kitchen design this year. Look for more sustainable and natural materials, such as bamboo, cork, and reclaimed wood used in cabinets and flooring, as well as countertops made from recycled glass. LED lighting is also being used more often as an energy-efficient alternative to traditional bulbs. 

15. Statement Lighting

Large island in an opulent kitchen with stainless steel equipment, white marble worktops, a sputnik chandelier, and gold faucets.

Statement lighting can add that “wow” factor to any kitchen space. You can choose from different styles like pendant lights, chandeliers, or even neon signs! Just make sure that whatever type of light fixture you choose complements the overall design aesthetic of your space. The good news is that there are so many options available these days that it’s easy to find something perfect for your kitchen that will match your style and tie together other elements in the space. 

16. Hidden Power Outlets

The idea behind hidden power outlets is very simple–they are designed to be tucked away in cupboards and other places where they won’t be visible but still provide power for all your appliances. This trend is great for those who want their kitchens to have a clutter-free look without compromising on convenience. Not only does this trend make for a sleek look, but if you plan on selling your home anytime soon, then having hidden power outlets can increase its resale value.

17. Appliances In Drawers Or Behind Panels

If you want to create a truly modern kitchen, consider hiding your appliances behind panels or drawers. This trend not only looks great, but it also helps free up counter space tucking bulky appliances away. This way, they are still easily accessible yet out of sight when not in use which helps give off a clean and minimalistic look in the kitchen area. And with cleverly designed drawers or panels custom-fitted for each appliance, it’s possible to maximize storage space which is always a bonus. 

18. Additional Refrigeration Drawer

If you don’t have room for another full refrigerator, consider installing an additional refrigeration drawer under your countertop. Having an additional refrigeration drawer installed underneath the countertop gives you extra storage room for food items that need to stay chilled, such as milk and eggs.

It also allows you to access them without having to open up the main fridge door every time, which saves energy too. It’s definitely one trend worth considering if you want a convenient and organized kitchen setup this year.  

19. Innovative Appliances

Oven With Voice Recognition Function

Automated and voice-controlled appliances are becoming increasingly popular. Whether it’s an oven that knows when dinner is made or a fridge that can order groceries for you, advanced technology is taking over the kitchen. 

The latest kitchen appliances come with features like voice control and integrated smart technology so that you can use apps and other devices to control your appliances. There are also more efficient energy-saving models available as people have become more conscious of their environmental impacts in recent years. 

20. Blend Of Traditional And Contemporary Elements

Combining traditional and contemporary elements is a great way to create an inviting space. Try incorporating vintage pieces with modern furnishings for a timeless feel.

For example, pairing modern cabinets with antique furniture can add depth and character to any kitchen. We especially love the look of classic wood cabinets paired with sleek stainless steel countertops and appliances or exposed brick walls paired with modern lighting fixtures. 

21. Neutral Countertops

Neutral countertops such as white marble, quartz, or butcher block will never go out of style. They provide a clean backdrop for any decorating style and can easily transition from one trend to the next as tastes change over time. 

Neutral colors also pair well with almost any other color palette. If you want to add a more adventurous element to a neutral space, try adding pops of color with accessories like bowls and utensils. 

22. Outdoor Kitchens

Modern kitchen, outdoor

As people spend more time outdoors during the warmer months, outdoor kitchens are becoming an increasingly popular way to entertain guests. This trend is perfect for homeowners who want to enjoy al fresco dining without having to sacrifice the convenience of modern indoor kitchens. Think built-in grills, pizza ovens, fire pits, and more! 

23. Warm-Toned Woods

Natural wood finishes are timeless, but warm-toned woods like cherry or walnut are becoming increasingly popular in kitchen design due to their natural beauty and the warmth they bring into the room. Try installing wooden open shelving or cabinetry in your kitchen to give it a cozy rustic feel. These types of woods can be used for cabinetry, flooring, or even accent furniture pieces like chairs or stools for extra seating areas. 

24. Designated Bar Areas

Bars are no longer just for restaurants–they’re becoming increasingly popular among homeowners too. Designating a specific area for drinks adds another layer of sophistication and helps keep everything organized. Having a designated bar area also makes entertaining guests much easier. 

Incorporate a mini fridge into your cabinetry as well as plenty of storage space for wine glasses and other barware items. Have fun decorating this area by adding colorful lighting fixtures or funky barstools!  

25. More Mixed Metal Design Elements

Beautiful kitchen detail in new luxury home. Features island, pendant lights, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances

Incorporating mixed metal design elements is a great way to add visual interest while still maintaining an overall cohesive look in your kitchen design scheme. Mixing materials such as gold, silver, bronze, and copper is not only aesthetically pleasing but also serves as a great way to incorporate different textures into your kitchen design without overwhelming the space with too many colors or patterns. 

From hardware accents on cabinetry to sinks made from copper alloy–metal accents can really elevate any room’s look and feel. Try pairing different colored metals together, such as brass pendant lights with gold hardware on white cabinets or stainless steel appliances with copper accents on the backsplash tile.

Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life With Rea Pro Construction

With these 25 popular kitchen design trends of 2023 in mind, you’ll be sure to create a space that is both stylish and functional when planning your next project. Whether you prefer traditional elements or modern designs, there’s something here that everyone can appreciate.

We hope this gave you some inspiration for your own home! If you’re looking for help making your dream kitchen a reality, fill out our contact form today. One of our talented kitchen remodelers would be more than happy to chat with you about your project.