23 Kitchen Design Trends We Love In 2023

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Are you planning to update your kitchen this year? Are you looking for some inspiring design ideas? Look no further! We’ve rounded up the top kitchen design trends of 2023 that you need to know now.

From bold black kitchens and herringbone patterns to stone slab backsplashes and concealed storage, this list has something for everyone. Let’s dive in and explore what 2023 has in store for your dream kitchen! 

Kitchen Design Trends We Love In 2023

Every year, kitchen trends change just as fashion trends do. That’s why we’re taking a look at the kitchen trends that we think will be big in 2023 so that you can stay ahead of the curve.

Keep reading to see what we think are the hottest design trends for kitchen remodeling this year!

1. Bold Black Kitchens

All-black everything is a trend that has been popular in other areas of design for a few years now, and it’s finally making its way into kitchens. For those wanting a sleek, modern look, bold black kitchens are the way to go.

Whether it’s all-black cabinets or just an accent wall, black gives any room a dramatic touch. We love how dramatic and sleek a black kitchen can look. Plus, it’s a great way to make a statement without being too over-the-top. 

2. Rounded Islands

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Say goodbye to sharp edges! Another popular design trend in 2023 is rounded islands. Rounded islands are much more user-friendly, especially if you have young kids in the house.

They soften up the look of the kitchen while still providing plenty of counter space. Thanks to their natural, organic shape, rounded islands also help create a more open and inviting space. 

3. Smart Appliances

Appliances are getting smarter and smarter every year, and in 2023, we think that more and more people will start to invest in smart appliances for their kitchens. From refrigerators that connect to the “Internet of things” to ovens connected to your phone, these smart appliances make cooking easier than ever before. 

Smart appliances can also make your life much easier by doing practical things like keeping track of your grocery list or preheating your oven for you. Touchless faucets can also help make your kitchen more hygienic by eliminating the need to physically touch your water faucets.

4. Statement Range Hoods

A range hood is a must-have in any kitchen, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Why not turn this functional stove accessory into a stunning centerpiece in your kitchen?

We love the idea of making a statement with your range hood by choosing one in a bold color or unique shape. Statement range hoods add an eye-catching element to your kitchen that is sure to turn heads and are the perfect way to add your own personal style to the space.

5. Hidden Appliances

If you’re not into making a statement with your appliances, then maybe you’ll prefer to keep them hidden away. More and more people are opting for concealed storage solutions that allow them to keep their countertops clutter-free. 

Hidden appliances are also a great way to achieve a modern minimalist look in your kitchen. Concealing your dishwasher or refrigerator behind cabinetry keeps the focus on other design elements in the room and creates an open feel.

6. Open Partitions

Do you have an open kitchen plan but don’t always want to have an audience while you cook? An open partition may be the perfect way for you to enjoy the benefits of an open-plan living space while still maintaining a feeling of coziness in your kitchen.

Open partitions are a great way to open up your kitchen and make it feel larger while still maintaining privacy between rooms. They allow you to interact with guests while you’re cooking without feeling like you’re on display in your kitchen. These partitions can be made from glass or wood, depending on what style you prefer, and often feature open shelving in their design.

7. Minimalist Aesthetic

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The minimalist aesthetic has been popular in other areas of design for years, and it’s finally making its way into kitchens. Minimalist kitchens are characterized by clean lines, simple materials, and a lack of clutter. 

By keeping things simple and clutter-free, this style will give any room an effortlessly chic feel without sacrificing function. Consider using hidden appliances and concealed storage options to really imbue your kitchen with a minimalist aesthetic.

8. Butler’s Pantries

Butler’s pantries have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in luxury homes. A butler’s pantry is typically located between the kitchen and dining room and is used for food preparation or storage.

They’re a great way for homeowners to keep their main kitchens clean and clutter-free while still having enough storage space for all their essential items, like spices or small appliances that don’t need to be seen every day.

9. Natural Wood Cabinets

Natural wood cabinets are another classic kitchen trend that never seems to go out of style, but 2023 may be the year when they take center stage in kitchen design. Natural wood cabinets provide a timeless yet modern feel that can be dressed up or down depending on how many colors you want in your kitchen design scheme.

10. Stone Slab Backsplashes

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Tile backsplashes have been a mainstay of kitchen design for ages, but that may soon be changing. Stone slab backsplashes made from materials like marble or quartz are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who are looking for something that will add depth to a space while also being incredibly durable.

Unlike tile backsplashes that have grout lines that can become stained or vulnerable to moisture damage over time, stone slab backsplashes are made of a solid piece of natural stone with no seams. For this reason, stone slab backsplashes are not only beautiful but also very durable. They’re perfect for busy families who need something that can stand up to daily use. 

11. Larger Islands

It’s often been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and this is especially true in large families where the kitchen often ends up being a multi-tasking workspace.

For this reason, homeowners are increasingly opting for larger islands in their kitchens.

A larger island provides more counter space and can even be used as a dining table or workspace. This allows the kitchen to function as the primary gathering space for a family rather than the traditional dining room.

12. Dark And Light Contrasts

Dark and light contrasts have been making waves in kitchen design for several years now, and they will remain popular in 2023. This trend is all about creating visual interest by combining dark colors with bright whites or neutrals.

For example, pair dark wall cabinets with white countertops or vice versa to create an eye-catching contrast. The contrast between the dark tones creates depth, while lighter shades brighten up the area for a more inviting feel. We love how this look can create an elegant and sophisticated space.

13. Herringbone Patterns

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Herringbone patterns are a classic design element that is getting a modern twist in kitchen trends for 2023. Herringbone patterns add texture and visual interest to any room, but they are especially popular in kitchens right now.

These patterns work with a variety of design aesthetics, from classic farmhouse design to modern minimalism. Incorporate herringbone patterns into your kitchen by adding a herringbone backsplash, flooring, or even a statement wall. 

14. Unique Stools

Get creative with your freestanding furniture options by incorporating unique stools into your kitchen design. A unique set of stools can add personality to your kitchen space while also providing extra seating options when entertaining guests.

There are so many different styles available that you can find something that perfectly suits your style and budget.

From mid-century modern stools to industrial barstools, there’s something that will work for any style of kitchen.

15. Colorful And Shapely Backsplashes

Like range hoods, backsplashes are a functional feature of kitchens that can also double as artistic focal points.

In other words, backsplashes don’t have to be boring!

You can make them as colorful and shapely as you want. Whether you choose bold shapes or subtle designs, these backsplashes will add character and style to any kitchen.

16. Focal Point Display Cabinets

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Show off your finest dinnerware with a stunning display cabinet. These cabinets can be used to showcase beautiful china, collectibles, and other items you want to show off. 

17. Library Ladders

Library ladders aren’t just for libraries anymore! For those who have high ceilings in their kitchens, consider adding library ladders for additional storage and display options.

Not only do library ladders add an interesting visual element to the room, but they are also perfect for reaching items stored high up in upper cabinets and cupboards. Library ladders are an excellent design solution if you are trying to maximize your vertical storage space.

18. Bringing Nature Into The Kitchen

One of the biggest kitchen trends in 2023 is the inclusion of natural materials or organic elements into the space. From hanging plants to wall decals of trees and flowers, bringing nature into your kitchen is an easy way to add color and life to your cooking space.

Incorporating natural elements into your kitchen not only looks attractive but also creates a calming atmosphere. Consider using wood countertops or adding plants throughout the space for a touch of nature indoors.

19. Vintage Farmhouse

If you’re looking for a rustic feel with modern touches, then consider going for the vintage farmhouse look in your kitchen. The farmhouse aesthetic is not new but will continue to remain popular in 2023. Embrace vintage farmhouse charm by utilizing rustic finishes like brick walls and distressed cabinets in your kitchen design. 

20. Concealed Storage

Have you ever wished your kitchen had a little more storage while still staying aesthetically pleasing? Concealed storage enables you to do just that.

You can easily tuck away items or kitchen accessories and keep them hidden without compromising kitchen space. Concealed storage works great in any kitchen size, and it isn’t difficult to integrate into the overall kitchen design.

21. Return Of The Fabric Sink Skirt

If you want to make a statement in your kitchen, consider adding a fabric skirt around your sink instead of cabinet doors. This unique look adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any kitchen.

Plus, it’s super easy to install and can be made from any type of fabric you choose. Experiment with different colors and patterns until you find the perfect fit for your space. 

This is a great design idea if you don’t want too much color but still want to add some texture to the room.

22. Double Islands To Double Sinks

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Along with larger islands in general, another trend gaining in popularity this year is double islands and double sinks. This allows you to spread out your appliances and prep spaces in addition to having extra room for guests at mealtime.

A double kitchen island allows two chefs to work side by side comfortably. You can also add two sinks side by side if you have the extra space so that multiple people can work at once, or one person can easily switch between tasks without having to move around the entire kitchen. 

23. Handleless Cabinets

A handleless cabinet is exactly what it sounds like–a cabinet without handles or knobs on the front panel. This sleek style is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners as it creates an uncluttered look that helps create an open and airy feel in the kitchen.

These kitchen cabinets are also much easier to clean than traditional ones since there are no handles or knobs sticking out where dirt and grime can easily accumulate over time. 

To make handleless kitchen cabinets work in your space, consider adding hidden drawers and compartments behind non-intrusive doors so that everything remains clutter free yet easy to access when needed.  

Home Pride Construction Can Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life

Whether you’re looking for an updated look or a complete renovation, these kitchen design trends will help you create a beautiful space that stands out from the crowd.

If you’re ready to start planning your kitchen remodeling project, we would love to help! Just fill out our contact form and let us help you create a kitchen oasis inspired by these top design trends of 2023.