5 Trending Kitchen Designs for 2023

Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling your current kitchen, or simply looking for a kitchen refresh, the new year brings a multitude of trendy design options.

We’re sure you have a vision for your future kitchen, and the amount of ideas flowing around your head might seem overwhelming. In fact, final decision-making is one of the hardest parts of the initial kitchen planning phase.

To help narrow down a few ideas, we’ve put together a list of five trending kitchen design improvements for 2023.

Warmer Tones/Colors

Shades of white are a popular choice for many current kitchen designs, but 2023 will see an increase in bolder, warmer tones and colors. Particularly with cabinets, homeowners are opting for colors other than colder white shades to warm the space and create an inviting feeling. Red, orange, and yellow are warmer tones that add coziness to a room.

However, these bold colors don’t have to be the sole colors. Reds, oranges, and yellows can also be included as undertones for other colors such as white, gray, and green. If you’re interested in seeing examples of warmer kitchen cabinet options from WoodMart, give our kitchen designers a call at (217) 223-3791.

Open Shelving

Swapping a few of your closed cabinets for open shelving on the walls offers a variety of benefits for your design. First, open shelving allows you to display decor, dishware, and commonly used kitchen items at a glance. It also gives you instant access to these items without having to open a door.

Secondly, open shelving creates a more open feel on the wall. It can give the illusion of a bigger wall space than closed cabinets provide.

Thirdly, open shelves help to avoid clutter. By creating a display of items that are visible to guests, you’re more likely to keep the area neat and clean. Closed cabinets are known to over collect items that get shoved to the back, not to be seen again for years.

Finally, they’re a budget-friendly option. Whether your cabinets are old, outdated, or falling apart, open shelving can be a DIY, alternative solution to spending money on new cabinets.

Mixed Materials

Mixed materials and metals used to be a no-no for any home design. However, it has become more popular to mix and match different materials in the kitchen. For example, a copper range hood may be mixed with antique brass hardware, or a wood butcher block could be added to a quartz countertop. Kitchens are a great place to get creative with materials that make you happy. Don’t limit yourself to only a couple materials because it’s what has been done in the past,

Large Islands with Seats for Dining

Kitchens are the heart of the home, and for good reason. A lot happens in the kitchen. Large islands with seats for dining allow others to feel like they’re involved in the action.

Large islands built with a dining section can include an overhang or extension that allows for chairs to be placed around the surface. When used with a dining table, islands provide extra seating for times when there are more guests than seats available at the table. Dining islands are also aesthetically pleasing and can add value to your home.

Natural Wood

Natural wood cabinets, accents, or flooring is coming back with a bang in 2023. Light and dark stains are making a comeback as people switch from colored cabinets to natural wood options. Natural wood provides a pop of earthy feel against painted walls and colorful backsplashes. Once the most popular option for kitchen design, natural wood has made its way back into style.

Whatever your style may be, WoodMart has the options to make your kitchen design classy and timeless. Schedule a kitchen design consultation in Quincy, IL or the surrounding area today by calling (217) 223-3791.