2023 Kitchen Design Trends

When planning a kitchen remodel, it’s always a good idea to combine timeless, classic features with a few fun design trends. This year, the top design experts agree that stark white kitchens, over-lighted spaces, and traditional kitchen islands are all on their way out. Instead, you’ll see brighter, warmer kitchens that use natural elements and focus on a combination of aesthetics and function. Here’s a closer look at some of the hot kitchen design trends we expect to see in 2023.

Lots of Color

There’s nothing like a splash of color to freshen up your kitchen. From painting your kitchen cabinets to an accent wall or the base of your island, there’s virtually no limit to the number of ways you can add character and personality to your kitchen space. Rich mushroom-colored hues and jeweled colors like fuchsia and ruby red are making a major comeback this year. Shades of blue or green also offer a refreshing change without creating a look that’s overly trendy.

Butler’s Pantries

A butler’s pantry is a small transitional room that is typically located between the kitchen and the dining area and is hidden behind a door. It’s essentially a kitchen within a kitchen that is often used for food and drink prep and acts as a storage and service room. This space allows you to easily access everything you need to prep and serve food without cluttering the main kitchen area. If you have the space, this is a kitchen design trend that’s definitely worth exploring.

Reimagined Islands

Many designers are swapping out the traditional built-in island for vintage-style tables or larger pieces that can be used for food prep, dining, and entertaining. This allows you to take full advantage of gathering in the kitchen space, rather than moving the crowd into a formal dining room. As homeowners begin to plan their 2023 kitchen remodels, we expect to see an increased demand for much larger kitchen islands for this purpose.

Soft, Natural Elements

Bringing nature into the home has been a trend for the past few years. It’s expected to continue with this year’s kitchen designs incorporating organic elements such as wood cabinetry, metal accents, and natural stone countertops. While quartz is still a popular option, many designers are shifting towards beautiful quartzites and marbles instead.

Natural elements can be integrated using smaller items as well, such as swapping out plastic bowls for those made of wood or glass or using wood storage containers instead of stainless trash bins.

Slab Backsplashes 

The once super-popular subway tiles are now starting to look outdated. Instead, they’re being replaced with sleek, large marble slab backsplashes, which create depth in the kitchen and add just the right amount of drama. You can match your backsplash to your kitchen countertops or choose a bold, contrasting design or color to create a statement piece. Since there are no grout lines, marble slab is also easier to clean, making this trend a win-win.

Ready to Start Planning Your 2023 Kitchen Remodel?

Whether you’re already inspired by these 2023 kitchen design trends or you’re still not quite sure where to start, our design experts are here to help. Stop by our Sarasota showroom, where you can get an in-person look at a wide range of gorgeous kitchen cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and other renovation possibilities.

Need more personalized assistance? Give us a call to schedule a consultation with one of our professional kitchen design consultants.