The kitchen is a place that brings people together, encourages creativity and is part of our daily lives. It’s not surprising that you’d want it to be perfect! If you’re planning on renovating your kitchen or even building a new home, we have a small guide on kitchen trends for 2023. This year, minimalist designs with retro and modern touches are all the rage. The key-words to remember for your new decor should be ‘’less is more ’’!
Green sage is the trending color of 2022 and it stays the same in 2023! It gives a rich, sophisticated and soothing aspect to your decor while adding a touch of elegance. Who would’ve thought? The trend even applies to your cabinets and kitchen backsplash! For the sake of contrast, incorporate shades of white or cooler grays.
Perfect for accent colors, shades of green pair beautifully with beige, terracotta, cream and sand. You’re not a fan of green? Think of pastel colors or of luminous and vibrant colors like yellow, ochre or dusty pink for a retro, yet natural, look.
Pro Tip : Only design the top or bottom section of your cabinets in green and leave the other section in white or with the exposed wood to soften the design. Use golden or brass handles, lumineers and accessories to complete the minimalist look of your kitchen.
The overall style of a fashionable kitchen is inspired by understated Scandinavian decor. The mix of white and natural materials is at the heart of the trend. Indeed, noble materials such as wood, concrete, marble, granite and sandstone catch the light and blend wonderfully with greenish, sober and earthy hues. It's a timeless choice that gives a warm touch to the decor! For the sake of contrast, bronze, gold and black steel have pride of place in 2023.
For instance, a wooden central kitchen island brings character to a kitchen. This natural material could cover cabinets just as well. Hardwood floors invite harmony throughout the rooms of your home. Also think of green plants, grandiose lumineers and accessories in materials like osier, linen, jute, cotton, clay and slate to soften the decor even more.
Good to know: you want to update your kitchen without busting your budget? Think of the custom made BoKEA high-end fronts to dress your IKEA® kitchen cabinets. The final result is custom, durable and budget friendly.
Ceramic and marble
For kitchen counters and backsplashes, opt for subtle, simple and cozy patterns that yet have irregular traits to remind the idea of nature. Ceramic is always the best option as for the backsplash for its longevity and practicality. For countertops, quartz is still popular, as is marble! They are durable, strong and easy to maintain options.
Goodbye glossy textures, hello matte finishes! The trend also implies smooth surfaces for a minimalist look. Forget about the countless fingerprints and grease marks on the counter or on your shiny cabinet doors! Anything that’s matte is a lot easier to clean.
Pro tip: Be mindful in your next interior design choices. Trends come and go… So opt for a decor that you’ll be sure to like today, tomorrow and in ten years from now!
Good to know: It’s better to keep a 20% of shine in your matte finish. Therefore, the surface will be a lot easier to clean and the grime won’t be as noticeable.
You’ll have guessed it already, the trend leans towards minimalism! Declog, as much as you can, your working space by getting rid of the unnecessary. This optimizes your working space and storage space and allows a sleeker, simpler look overall. Refining is the key! In fact, once you’ll enjoy the perks of a central island, you won’t want to live without it. This addition makes a huge difference in your home - practical, elegant and modern.
Make room that’s out of sight for small appliances; hide them in the bottom cabinets or in your pantry. You’re changing the cabinets? Go for the highest wall units possible to gain more space. The result? More storage, more light and better ergonomy.
You see? It doesn’t have to be complicated. The 2023 kitchen trends go back to the basics; think of nature, simplicity and harmony. You’re ready to undertake the kitchen project of your dreams? BoKEA is your ally of choice!