Countertops & Kitchen Design in 2023: New & Continuing Trends
Heading into 2023, we’re seeing a lot of new countertop and kitchen design trends developing – but many 2022 trends are also sticking. Together, these trends make for a very inviting and exciting new year ahead for kitchen function and design.
The past few years, we’ve seen some amazing new trends introduced into the countertops and kitchen design space:
- Marble designs for countertops, backsplashes and bathrooms in 2022
- Matte quartz countertops in 2021
- Kitchen focal points in 2021
Many of these trends have stuck as long-term style choices – but we’re also seeing new things as we go into 2023. Let’s review the top three!
Trend #1: Color
Perhaps all the time that we have spent at home the last couple of years has created a want for more warmth, family coziness, and personality in our kitchens. In recent years, total white kitchen looks were popular. However, today we rarely see all white kitchens anymore.
Instead, we’re seeing a combination of white in areas with splashes of color. For example:
- White for uppers or lowers on the perimeter
- Painted blues, greens or greys or natural wood stains on the lowers or kitchen island
This combination definitely makes for a more interesting and welcoming look.
Even the whites and greys have taken on a warmer look rather than cool and icy tones from prior years.
Light and bright is still in demand, but color and warm woods are back to add more dimension and depth to the overall space.
Trend #2: Unique Statement Countertops & Backsplashes
Homeowners are embracing uniqueness. So, countertops and backsplashes have become more and more individual in their statements.
To appeal to these market trends, quartz manufacturers continue to develop more natural looking patterns.
Full height backsplashes and accent walls with stone or porcelain slabs continue to grow in popularity.
Another new favorite: Mix ‘n Match countertops, where there’s one selection on the perimeter and a different one on the island.
Trend #3: Customization
Personalization in the details plays an important role.
To help bring everything together and complete the picture, customize elements like:
- The hood
- Lighting fixtures
- Other accessories
Other customized features can increase your overall kitchen functionality, like:
- Butler’s pantries
- Lower kitchen drawers instead of cabinets
- Hidden electrical outlets
- Elevated wet bars
2023 is going to be an exciting and vibrant time for countertops and kitchen design. Marrying form and function in your own individual way will make your home a place that you enjoy more than ever.
Like what you see here? Let the sales pros at Eastern Surfaces help you create a look that is truly your own. Call for a showroom appointment to find the ideal countertop to complement your unique space.