What’s New and Trending in Kitchens and Baths for 2024
As the year winds down, we look ahead to the trends that will dominate kitchen and bathroom designs in 2024.
With the New Year approaching, it’s a great opportunity to seek out the trends in kitchens and bathrooms for 2024. This can help you plan your next home improvement project, especially if you’re thinking of getting new countertops. Learn the important elements from the NKBA’s yearly survey of 500 professionals in the field, including designers, manufacturers, contractors, and architects.
Embracing Lighter Color Palettes for Kitchens and Baths
With the biophilic design movement going more mainstream, it’s not surprising that the year’s leading color for both kitchens and baths is green with creamy whites and other lighter accent colors, including wood cabinetry in white oak or walnut to add warmth and character. Gold hardware leads, followed by stainless and black to complement this palette, with layered lighting bringing it all together.
Elevating Kitchen Design with Functional Details
The details and current microtrends bring added dimension to these projects. For instance, in kitchens statement hoods are focal points along with eat-around, communal seating islands and larger windows to play off that biophilic trend again with quiet running appliances to help keep the space tranquil.
Beverage stations of varying sorts are also in demand – coffee cabinets, smoothie centers, and wine bars are a few examples. Optimized storage throughout includes walk-in, butler and built-in pantries, cabinets with customizable drawers/dividers, and more floor/ceiling cabinetry.
A Modern Spin on Bathroom Design
While timeless, transitional bath design is still in, modern designs have been receiving new emphasis, with additional bath elements to include lux, doorless showers, backlit mirrors, patterns on large format tiles for the floor and on the walls with wallpaper. Modern bathrooms may even house a fridge, as more people want a beverage center in the space for that relaxing feeling of a spa.
Countertops and Backsplashes Remain a Focal Point
The right countertops and backsplashes will further enhance and beautify all these design elements. Countertops are usually lighter than cabinets. Quartz brands are still popular, and there is renewed interest in natural stone like granite, quartzites, and marbles.
Polished finishes are not the only popular choice, with more homeowners entertaining a matte finish as well. More are also loving the clean, easy look of a full-height backsplash out of the same material as the countertops to avoid the grout joints that come with tile.
When it comes to your kitchen or bathroom projects in the coming year, there are many things to consider. However, there are also plenty of great options available to choose from. By selecting the right options, your space can turn out to be fantastic!
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