Lighting your kitchen is simple when you remember to mix at least two of the main lighting types: task lighting, accent lighting, ambient lighting, and mood lighting. By combining these lighting types, you’ll create utility and interest. We’ve collected 5 tips on how to do this with easy kitchen lighting ideas you can use today.
The top 5 most popular design choices for dream kitchens in Florida probably contain some surprises. From two-toned cabinetry to curated color collections from the world’s top paint manufacturer; the current trends in kitchen design for 2023 might shock you.
Sherwin Williams Coordinated Color Collections
Using the Sherwin Williams color collections allows you to achieve a high-standard paint finish in your home. The color stories are named: BALANCE, BREATHE, CENTER, CREATE, FOCUS, INSPIRE, RECHARGE, REFLECT, RENEW, UNPLUG and UNWIND. They provide your design team with a myriad of shades to choose from. Mix and match to select colors for your baseboards, cabinetry, walls, ceiling, and more.
Two-tone Painted Cabinets
Highland Homes shares, “Painted maple wood cabinets are the second most popular cabinet selection among central Florida home buyers! Painted cabinets are a popular choice in both kitchens and baths…” Amp up the drama by layering on a white quartz or granite worktop for maximum drama and intrigue. Just remember to use high-quality paint as the kitchen can become a hot and dry environment that can steal moisture from lesser paint formulas leading to cracking and peeling.
Kitchen islands continue to be one of the most popular design choices for dream kitchens in Florida. That’s because they’re even more useful now than they were when they rose to prominence in the late 90s. Today’s kitchen island has ample storage, built-in power, and dedicated charging for all your devices. Great innovations like the Docking Drawer make your island even more multi-purpose as it can be used for work and study as well as cooking.
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design
According to Florida Homes & Living, “This design style is a definite favorite that gets debated often, but this is still a top kitchen trend in Florida homes. Allowing to keep muted colors, antique whites, or [an] all-white kitchen paired with wood look tile. Quartz countertop, open concept kitchen, and farmhouse decor.” We’d go one step further to encourage you to install some open shelving to really sell this popular design aesthetic. Combine that with glass food storage containers in a rustic design to amp up the farmhouse feel.
Accents in Brass
Brass is back and we are obsessing over its warmth. And it’s not just handles and drawer pulls (although we love a brass square pull), it’s lighting and functional features too. Think understated, fresh, and clean like this Goodman Pendant in Antique White. The white prevents it from looking garish. And functional pieces like a Brass Iron Bar Cart provide storage and visual interest at the same time. Lastly, increase the utility of your kitchen and the aesthetic appeal with a brass pot filler like this one.
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There are many advantages of ceramic & quartz countertops, but that largely depends on the manufacturer. So, we’re going to spotlight a few makers of ceramic & quartz countertops. This will help to highlight exactly why these materials are so desirable. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, it might be worth taking a look at these options.
There are a lot of ways to power up your kitchen designs. In this modern world, we all need places to charge our devices. And we love these two smart hidden kitchen charging solutions: the charging drawer and the pop-up charging pod. We’ll discuss hidden kitchen charging, what makes these items great and how you can incorporate them into your design.
The year 2023 is shortly upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about the future of the kitchen. What will the kitchen of 2023 look like? What innovations and trends are going to shape this space in the future?
If this year is the one you’ll choose for your kitchen remodel, there are so many compelling design trends to tap into. For our kitchen design ideas, we’ll talk about lighting, color, and new materials gaining steam this year.