While white kitchens represent a timeless trend, and are a great way to please as many people as possible, the style may not be for everyone. If you lean more toward rich dark colors than the bright and light, there are kitchen design schemes that are no less on-trend and every bit as exciting as the all-white craze.
Thanks to Benjamin Moore, the Color of the Year 2017 is an actual color
Benjamin Moore declared their Color of the Year in 2016 “Simply White” and kitchen designers fell in line. This coming year, we have a richer, deeper, bolder shade to look forward to. The 2017 Color of the Year is “Shadow” and this deep shade of blue brings with it a heavy dose of intrigue and drama.
“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.” —Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director Benjamin Moore
Sherwin-Williams leaves “Alabaster White” behind in favor of a rich and beautiful neutral
Bringing cool and warm tones together in a versatile color that feeds the desire for a neutral color option without being boring, Sherwin-Williams declares their 2017 Color of the Year “Poised Taupe.”
In the kitchen, this color will retain its timelessness without upending a current color scheme. It pairs well with bright colors and even gives a white kitchen some flair.
"Neutrals are shifting. For five years everybody's talking about gray ― well, they're warming up." -Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams
Diamond Vogel offers up a peaceful and modern shade for 2017
With a focus on modern flair and easy-going style, Diamond Vogel departed entirely from the light and bright shades of 2016 in favor of an up-to-the minute style option that brings a sense of restfulness to any interior space.
Used in a kitchen setting, Diamond Vogel’s 2017 Color of the Year, “Ocean Storms” will help create an inviting and tranquil space that invokes a sense of calm. This color partners well with soft neutrals or a sharp snap of color.
“This muted blue combines the best of two trends, the popularity of blue that denotes classic styling along with the appeal of restful gray that delivers easy living and modern flair. Ocean Storms is a versatile choice as Color of the Year for its confident presence, yet simple style.” -Sandy Agar-Studelska, colorist and Diamond Vogel Color Marketing Manager
No matter your personal taste, a designer can help you make the most of current trends while helping you feel completely at home in your living space. At Kitchen Innovations, we enjoy getting to know our clients personally. To find out more about creating a kitchen that captures your personal style and reflects your tastes and personality, go ahead and contact us.