Editorial Director Joanna Saltz spoke with four experts about the fads they’re seeing come and go, the ones they can’t quit, and what’s next in kitchen design. Ahead, dive into the major trends and predictions kitchen designersCaren Rideau, Lauren Lothrop Caron, Linda Hayslett, and Richard T. Anuszkiewicz are seeing right now, and then scroll down to read the whole fascinating conversation.
- Comfortable, English kitchens that feel lived-in
- Colorful kitchens
- Clever storage solutions
- Perfect countertops
- Extra small appliances (Do you really need that air fryer?)
- Paying more for appliances with 20 different presets that you won’t use
What’s on the Horizon:
- Treating the kitchen like a living room
- Dining chairs as seating (perhaps dining tables to replace kitchen islands)
- A mix of materials
- Less cabinetry
Joanna Saltz: I have an allergy to the word trends. There’s something about it that sounds so fleeting and annoying. Much of what you as designers try to cultivate in the world is a real sense of longevity, and you never want anything to feel old after any amount of time. That said, there is a lot of talk about what’s new and what’s happening. It’s like taking the emotional and physical temperature of culture, and seeing how that informs design. So, what are your kitchen design clients asking for in this exact moment in time?