Some award winning kitchen designs include at least one dark color as a strong accent for the color arrangement. What it’s new is the search of contrast and juxtaposition – the dark colors are offset with lighter or brighter colors for kitchen designs and offer visually entertaining and appealing levels of color contrast.
While white kitchens will never go out of style, we’re seeing a move towards warmer materials and a less utilitarian or expected approach. Consider the new kitchen an extension of the living and dining spaces, especially those in an open concept arrangement. The thought process is a “not so kitchen, kitchen”. Working with a cohesive colour palette and materials to achieve a sense of unity with adjacent spaces provides a connection with interior elements such as furniture, lighting and decorative details, leaving the kitchen with all the importance of function yet all the style to go along with the rest of your home.