A new year is upon us and it’s time to look at what kitchen trends in 2017 we will see in terms of design and architecture.

First we’d like to wish all of our readers and customers a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017!

Kitchen trends change so rapidly that it can be difficult to keep up – luckily we have compiled a short list to show you what to expect in kitchen design going forward.

Whether you are upgrading one aspect of your kitchen, going for a complete remodel or just looking for  a few ideas for the future we have you covered with these 5 kitchen trends in 2017.

#1 Integrated Kitchen Storage & Workstations

Storage is a big topic that we talk about on this blog. Whether it is creating an open plan design with visible storage or making use of space in small areas – finding a way to incorporate your storage into your kitchen design is vital for the entire flow of the room.

What you will see with kitchen trends in 2017 is a move towards integrated storage and workstations. Rather than having a visible fridge or any other appliance the emphasis this year will be on ‘hiding it’ within your kitchen cabinets and behind your cabinet doors.

This helps to create a even design flow throughout your kitchen. It removes the cluttered and messy look of the room and allows you to have a more minimalistic and consistent style. So in 2017 avoid standalone appliances and instead focus more on integrated solutions to storage and workstations.

#2 Grey Tones Will Rise In Popularity

Grey can be a very divisive shade.

On one hand many people like its subtly and the fact that it can be combined with a load of other colours such as blues, blacks and even browns to great effect. Some people think that it is a bit boring and dull and doesn’t create a very welcoming or homely feel.

Grey tones will be one of the big trends in 2017 and monochrome shades are going to be popular in kitchen design. Whether this is grey replacement kitchen doors to compliment the tiling or paint in your kitchen or a complete redesign to a monochrome scheme, grey is definitely ‘in’ this year and is going to be one of the main colours you will see being used in 2017.

#3 Get Ready To Use Copper

Remember back in November when we blogged about 5 Innovative Kitchen Design Ideas and copper shelving was starting to rise in prominence? Well in 2017 copper is going to become a mainstay in kitchen design.

Copper shelving is already being used more and more to create a modern look but this year will see it move into an accent design for your kitchen. People have been moving away from stainless steel for a while now and copper provides a very suitable and effective alternative.

Not only is it highly durable but its rustic style is perfect for both modern and traditional kitchens. In fact copper shelving, handles and even appliances are going to start to creep in and it will be one of the main kitchen trends in 2017 and beyond.

#4 Metal Kitchen Cabinets

Metal is starting to make real inroads into kitchen cabinet manufacturing and we expect this year to really see it become much more common.

In fact, metal has several advantages over other types of kitchen cabinets. Metal kitchen cabinets won’t need to replaced as often and are very easy to clean and maintain. They are ideal for a real long term solution to your kitchen design and can withstand damage, water and steam with ease.

They also have a uniquely modern look that can’t often be matched with other types of cabinets. For anyone who wants an ultra-modern feel to their kitchen then metal cabinets will be something you will definitely see come to the forefront of kitchen design this year.

#5 LED Lights To Illuminate Your Kitchen

LED lights are hardly a new thing in the kitchen. They have been providing soft lighting to smaller areas for years however 2017 is going to see a rise in their usage.

The big thing we expect to see is different coloured lights being used depending on the design of the room. While having a multi-coloured approach isn’t going to work we have already started to see reds, blues and greens being used on their own underneath kitchen cabinets to great effect.

LED’s have big advantages over CFL’s given that they are more energy efficient and that you can usually get around 50,000 hours of use out of them. In 2017 they not only be found in more kitchens but in more weird and wonderful colours as well.

Kitchen Trends In 2017

2017, like other years, is going to see new kitchen trends rising in popularity.

This year the focus is going to be on new colours, materials and integrated storage. For anyone who is thinking of a new kitchen then these are things to keep in mind.

These might be new trends but they will be around for a while so there is no need to worry about anything going out of style 12 months down the line. If you want to enhance your home this year then these kitchen trends in 2017 will help you keep it stylish, modern with a hint of innovation.