2018 will have a focus on streamlining and making things simple. A good place to start is in your Solano kitchen as this is one of the most important rooms in any house. Your outdated cabinets, hardware, paint, and other items are ready to be replaced. Take a look at the list below for an idea of where your focus should be if you are looking to update your Solano kitchen in 2018.
Keep It Clean
No longer are the extra decorative features in style. The shaker-style cabinets that were popular back in the 90’s are out. The trends in 2018 are looking to be even more streamlined and clean. Flat-panel cabinets with clean lines are the style of today. Don’t add the extra little design features; in this case, flat is the answer.
The old country-style Solano kitchens with the nice white cabinets are out. Black cabinets have replaced the white cabinets. According to design pros, expect to see more Solano homeowners eager to break away from the all-white trend, opting for hues that are richer, bolder and darker. With that in mind, while black is very popular, deep navy and forest green are also popular colors.
While the cabinet color is going dark, that doesn’t mean the wall colors are following suit. Lots of bright whites in warm tones and the occasional pop of beige are still popular.
Doors are out and open shelving is staying in. The open shelves have been popular for some time and will continue that popularity. This is due to the fact that it so nicely displays a collection of your best glassware, as well as making the area seem larger and more open.
Less people are choosing to use pendants over their island or peninsula due to the clutter it creates. Instead, more and more are choosing recessed lighting that is out of the way and hidden into the ceiling.
On your Solano kitchen cabinetry, fewer buyers will be choosing as many hardware accents as has been seen in past history. Not only does this keep the cabinets with “cleaner” lines, but it is a cost savings.
Brass is Back
Brass will continue its resurgence in 2018. Expect brass or some form of brass, such as brushed brass, on most anything from hardware to accessories, to plumbing and lighting.
Less is More
The years of constantly upping home sizes have seem to finally caught up with everyone. Now Solano homeowners are downsizing their kitchens accordingly. You still need the same functionality, just not with the wasted space.
With that in mind, buyers are choosing items more carefully and focusing on what they will actually need. The kitchens are still expected to be nice and meet all of the needs, but the days of built in grills that are used once a week or less, are going away for most people.