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Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay

Last Updated on May 30, 2018

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s especially true for kitchen styles that have stood the test of time. As homeowners continue to update their kitchens, many turn to timeless kitchen trends which have proven to be both beautiful and functional.

Here’s a look at some lasting kitchen trends:

Single-Level Islands

Single-Level Islands

If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, know that single-level islands have become a must-have for today’s homes. They not only expand your counter space and storage but can double as an eating and entertainment area. Whether you stick to a traditional island or go all out on a unique shape and design, the result is a beautiful hub that brings family and friends together. This is one example of kitchen styles that last, if only for the close-knit feel it brings. The kitchen pictured above features Portland White quartz island and Liberty Diamond mosaic tile backsplash behind the sink.

Mixed Countertops

Mixed countertop materials

If you’ve ever shopped for kitchen countertops, then you know how hard it can be to choose between some of your favorite styles. The mixture of complementing colors and patterns adds character and interest to any room, making this a unique choice of kitchen trends that will last. Additionally, you get to enjoy your favorite colors and styles without having to settle on just one! Pictured in the kitchen above is a Portland Silver quartz island in the foreground and Portland White quartz countertops in the kitchen area.

Quartz Countertops

King Ivory quartz countertops

Quartz countertops are quickly becoming a lasting trend and are notable both for their beauty and durability. While granite remains an extremely popular choice for countertops, quartz is quickly on the rise as one of today’s most popular and sought-after surfaces. The kitchen above features King Ivory quartz countertops with a beveled edge, and RTF Renaissance Flat cabinets in Chocolate Maple.

Subway Tile

Subway Diamond mosaic tile backsplash

Subway tile was introduced over 100 years ago when it was applied to the walls throughout the New York City subway system. Over the years, this traditional 3″ x 6″ tile made its way into homes and has become a lasting kitchen trend. The look of Subway tile has been embraced by homeowners from all walks of life. Today, Subway tile is available in exciting new looks which have kept the integrity of its shape with modern touches that are both beautiful and inspiring. Granite and Trend Transformations offer a vast array of Subway tile colors to suit any kitchen design. Featured in the picture above is Subway Diamond with White Star recycled glass countertops.

Deep Drawers

Deep drawers

Incorporating deep drawers with convenient shelving and partitions in your kitchen is a great alternative to lower cabinets – especially near the stove. This smart idea saves time while prepping meals and also prevents you from straining your back. Deep kitchen drawers represent a functional kitchen trend that keeps what you need, where you want it, when you need it. Among kitchen styles that last, deep drawers are a practical choice to include in the design.

LED Lighting

LED lighting

Thanks to technology, LED lighting is – literally – shedding a new light in today’s homes as a kitchen trend that will last well into the future. LEDs are a great cost-effective alternative to halogen and fluorescent lighting, and they provide a beautiful way to illuminate your space. Cool and futuristic, LED lighting will likely remain a mainstay of timeless kitchen trends for a long time.

Contrasting Colors

contrasting colors in kitchen

Contrasting colors, like black and white, are a classic combination that never goes out of style. Whether you mix it up with upper and lower cabinets or choose to show off your bolder side with a black and white floor or mosaic tile backsplash, the use of contrasting colors is a genuine showstopper – regardless of the colors you choose.

Open Concept Kitchens

Top Kitchen Trends

Open concept kitchens continue to be a frontrunner among timeless kitchen trends, as homeowners continue to embrace this trend to accommodate their busy lifestyles. An open concept kitchen is the ultimate family-friendly layout, allowing the cook to be a part of the action with family and guests, all without feeling isolated.

Grey is Here to Stay

Grey kitchen design

As you’ve seen in nearly every high-end kitchen design on Houzz or interior design websites such as homedit, grey is almost always incorporated in some way. Grey has become the go-to color for cabinets, walls, countertops, backsplashes and more – it’s versatile, looks great as a focal or background color, and in our minds, is definitely here to stay.

Can your kitchen stand the test of time? Where can you find kitchen styles that last? Granite and Trend Transformations offer an extensive line of beautiful cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and so much more. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation and make the timeless kitchen of your dreams a reality.


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