Top 7 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

In today’s home, the kitchen is the room where the family gathers not only to prepare and enjoy meals, but also to chat over a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine after a long day at work. As such, the kitchen has seen a design revolution that merges style and function to create a space that’s warm and inviting, yet beautiful enough to place at the center of the home.

Most kitchen painters Santa Rosa, CA these days focus on incorporating technology and a spaciousness that allows the kitchen to blend in with the rest of the living and dining spaces in your house. As is the trend with modern design, clean lines, simplicity and natural light are the overarching elements.

Read on to find out which trends homeowners are incorporating in their kitchen painters Santa Rosa, CA this year.

Cabinet Colors

Timeless white cabinets will never go out of style and are still a preferred option by most homeowners even today. However, you may introduce a splash of color by adding a classic blue or wood stained island to break up the white and create interest.

Thanks to their versatility, grey cabinets are set to offer up some stiff competition to the traditional white kitchen. The best part about grey cabinets is that they’re not fussy, so you can easily combine them with different elements to create any look that you want.

Lastly, dark kitchen cabinets are known for creating a dignified, sophisticated and luxurious ambiance that you just can’t get with other colors.


For many years now, quartz has been the go-to material when designing countertops and this year is no different. Homeowners still prefer it over other materials due to its durability, ease of maintenance, antimicrobial qualities, as well as its beautiful color variations and stone patterns. The most popular options seem to be neutral and softer tones like cream, taupe, grey etc.

Smart Kitchens

Imagine having a refrigerator that lets you know when you’re about to run out of groceries, a faucet that switches on when you place your hands underneath, or even waking up to find that your coffee maker has already prepared your coffee for you. All of this and more is now possible thanks to smart kitchens, most of which are built from the ground up. However, you can still do a few high-tech additions and remodels to spruce up your old kitchen and enjoy some tech-powered convenience.

Streamlined Designs

Modern day kitchens are characterized by a simple and streamlined design, which often means contemporary over mid-century modern or traditional. That’s because a simplified design makes for a more peaceful and clutter-free environment, which is becoming increasingly important in today’s stress-filled society. Think open shelves, natural stone tiles and no upper cabinets.

Practical Storage Solution Cabinetry

These days, homeowners have access to practically designed cabinets that are cleverly segmented to provide effective storage for all your items, big and small. This helps to eliminate unused space while creating a well-organized kitchen that makes it easy for you to find what you’re looking for.

Flooring Options

So far, hardwood floors are considered to be the crème-de-la-crème of kitchen flooring, whether you have a traditional or contemporary space. However, thanks to the growing variety of ceramic floor styles, colors and sizes, we’re seeing an upward swing in the number of homeowners that are replacing wooden floors with ceramic when doing kitchen Santa Rosa painters.  

Multipurpose Kitchen Islands

The kitchen island is an essential element of any modern kitchen, and the bolder the design, the better. In fact, kitchen islands are now becoming larger and more versatile, and can serve multiple purposes, from providing extra storage and seating-serving, to offering a bridge that extends to open-plan living and dining areas.