Prospective buyers (and even renters) often turn to kitchen remodeling options instead of missing out on a property that represents good value. The reason for this is not far-fetched. The kitchen generally becomes the central attraction in most homes.

However, with kitchen trends changing so fast, homeowners must exercise more caution during remodels. You don’t want to spend money on a trend now only to see it become outdated. Are you considering a kitchen remodel? Read below for five new trends for 2023 you can work with.

1. Bold Color Schemes

The days of muted use of color in the kitchens have now disappeared. In 2023, more people will embrace bolder colors in their kitchen design. Instead of all-white kitchens, we see more colors like coral, sunshine yellow, black, forest green, and more.

However, you need to keep in mind that not all designers will go all in with these bold colors in many new kitchen design themes we’ve seen in recent times. Consider these ways to strategically use bold colors in your kitchen:

Install Accent Cabinet Doors

Dual-toned cabinet doors represent a popular trend and an excellent way to add bold color to your kitchen without going all the way. Paint a bold color like orange or forest green on just a few cabinet doors.

Install Wallpaper

Tile or paint are not your only choices when you want to add a touch of color to any space. Wallpaper can also work well. You can buy bold-colored water-resistant wallpaper from your local hardware store.

Paint a Wall Segment

Instead of painting your entire kitchen yellow or black, you consider painting only one part of the wall. A good tip suggests only painting around your cabinets and counter space. The cabinets in the middle will break up the look, making the bold color blend into the background a bit better.

2. Textured Surfaces

The textured surface design trend is one we expect to see more in 2023. You can add more depth to your kitchen with the right use of texture. Continue reading to learn a few ways to incorporate texture into your kitchen design.

Mix and Match

Placing different textures side by side offers an excellent way to create a visually appealing kitchen design.

For example, you can contrast sleek island cabinets with distressed wooden cabinets. You can also use unusual cabinet hardware made of glass or leather to stand out against your standard cabinet surfaces.

Add Transparent Surfaces

See-through surfaces add texture to your kitchen design and make tight spaces feel airier. One way to achieve this involves using glass cabinet doors in some parts of the kitchen. A similar idea that will yield the same results is to combine shelves and cabinets in your kitchen.

Install Unconventional Surfaces

Marble countertops look great, but stainless steel, concrete, or quartz surfaces can instantly add more depth to any kitchen.

3. Sustainable Materials

Sustainability is the buzz in different niches, and kitchen design seems no different. In 2023, we expect to see more homeowners exploring ways to be more eco-friendly with their kitchen remodeling. Some of the approaches we anticipate seeing include the following:

Use of Cabinets Made From Sustainable Materials

More homeowners will use kitchen cabinets made from materials such as bamboo. This extremely fast-growing grass reaches maturity in less than seven years. Thus, it provides sustainable harvesting for kitchen cabinetry production.

Use of Recycled Kitchen Countertops and Sustainable Kitchen Floor Options

Manufacturers continue to make materials like paper, plastic, and aluminum scrap into functional countertop materials for modern kitchens. These recycled countertop materials are low-maintenance and can last as long as more conventional options.

Sustainable kitchen floor options include concrete, glass, cork, bamboo, and linoleum.

Use of Energy-Efficient Appliances and Lighting

More of the homeowners still using halogen bulbs (reducing by the day) will complete the switch to energy-efficient light bulbs this year. Similarly, more people will switch to modern ovens, fridges, freezers, dishwashers, and more, ditching the older models and brands.

4. Mixed Metals

If you love a matching look, mixing metal accents like stainless steel, copper, or brass, may sound counterintuitive. However, this kitchen remodeling design trend can make your space more interesting overall.

Keep in mind these tips if you decide to jump on the mixed-metal trend for your kitchen project:

  • Mix but keep each segment the same. For example, don’t use brushed gold and matte-black finish on cabinetry hardware. An example of a better mix here includes using only brushed gold for your cabinet hardware and the matte black finish for your faucets and lights.
  • Mind the finish. You should avoid using the same metal color in different finishes. It can give you an accidental look instead of one you carefully settled for.
  • Be sure it makes sense. Don’t mix metals for the sake of it. You should only go with mixes that blend into the wider aesthetic.

5. Smart Technology

As technology continues to advance, it’s only natural that its dominance in the kitchen will continue to grow. A kitchen remodeling trend we expect to see this 2023 includes more use of smart technology. Smart kitchens prove convenient and eco-friendly. Some of the options we look forward to seeing more of include the following:

Voice Activated Appliances

Imagine being able to control your rice cooker with a command to Alexa. It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but it’s now practical. Other appliances you can now control with voice include your microwave, stove, fridge, dishwasher, and more.

Smart Touchless Faucets

The struggle to turn on the faucet with full or dirty hands is now a thing of the past. You can install faucets that automatically turn on the water when they sense movement underneath.

Smart Scales

Smart scales paired with accompanying mobile apps make following recipes easier. The scale will let you know how much of each ingredient you need at a glance, eliminating cooking mistakes.

Get Professional Advice Today

Do you want to delve further into kitchen remodeling trends? Call Cutting Edge Cabinetry today at (385) 247-5787 to schedule a consultation.

Allison Schmidt