As we enter into the New Year are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen or even a new home? If so, it’s important to know what is on the horizon for 2016 when it comes to kitchen design trends. Here are a few trends we picked out for 2016 that you can add into your current or new custom home.


Open Floor Plan

The open floor plan is a trend that isn’t going away. Most homeowners want a kitchen that is open to the rest of the home instead of walled off in its own private area. Decorator’s Wisdom points out that if you have an open floor plan, you want the decor to flow from the family room to the kitchen. It doesn’t have to match exactly, but a few coordinating colors or accent pieces can help pull the spaces together.


White kitchen cabinetry is still popular, but many people are starting to branch out a bit more. Grey is a classic color that looks warm and inviting and compliments a variety accent colors. There is a vast variety of grey shades and tones to choose from.

Horizontal Cabinetry

Horizontal cabinetry is beginning to take hold according to InproveNet. Its functional design makes storing and finding kitchen tools and utensils easy. The fresh, unique look is appealing to many homeowners.


Custom Functional

Whether it is extra counter space or a customized spice rack, everyone has their specific kitchen needs and desires. In 2016 more and more kitchens will be designed specifically for the homeowner and the individual space. This trend makes transforming the kitchen into the perfect space for your family top priority.



Inset glass is one of the newest faces of kitchen cabinetry. Frosted glass adds interest to the kitchen and clear glass let your attractive dinnerware or collectables become part of the decor.


Freshhome predicts that metals will be very popular in 2016 kitchens. Warm metals such as rose gold and copper will be common, but most importantly it is no longer inappropriate to mix metals. You can choose one predominant metal to use for your fixtures, but other complimentary metals are welcome as accents.

Implementing these attractive and functional design trends will help your kitchen stay fresh and up to date for 2016. It’s your kitchen, customize it as you see fit!

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