The past few years have been the era of minimalism. This includes simple, sleek home layouts and color palettes. While you seem to see minimalism everywhere, it is not a timeless design. All white kitchens (from cabinets to countertops and all decor in between) have been a huge trend, but that is slowly fading. “Maximalism” is making a return with bold hues and a wide variety of colors.
A benefit to adding color to your kitchen is that it may bring up your property value. All-white kitchens have caused homes to sell at a lower price due to being difficult to clean and maintain. They may look gorgeous in staged photos, but they will stain and show signs of wear much faster in person.
Adding color in the kitchen will make your space feel more inviting and entertaining. A slowly growing trend in cabinets is a modern blue-gray, which is a nice pop but still subtle enough to add bright decor with it. Navy blue is a great option as well and looks great with matte metal hardware. Darker cabinets and drawers are easier to keep clean and will last longer.
If you have an island in your kitchen, consider matching the color to the cabinets for a uniform look or take a risk on a different, bold color such as a dark purple! Changing the color would help break up the space and give the kitchen some variety.
There are plenty of options for backsplash, too. Check with your design center during the home building process to see what they offer and you may be surprised at the variety of choices they give you.
Having a colorful kitchen makes it easier to switch out decorations between seasons. The long-running white kitchen trend may be pretty for seasons such as winter and spring, but can seem bland in the fall. Having a nice gray or navy base in your kitchen will look good with any color decor. Before making big paint decisions, look at swatches from your builder’s design center or a local home improvement store to make the best choice for your home.