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The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Design Trends of 2023

The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Design Trends of 2023

If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your kitchen, this year is the perfect time for it. There are so many exciting new trends in kitchen design that’ll transform and elevate your space. It helps to know these trends so that you can use them as inspiration and make them your own. Here are the five most popular kitchen design trends of 2023.

Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans have become increasingly popular in kitchen design due to the flow they create throughout the space. An open plan allows for a greater sense of freedom and connection within the kitchen, allowing family members to interact more easily while cooking or entertaining. By eliminating walls, an open floor plan also provides greater functionality. It allows you to use different areas of the kitchen simultaneously. Incorporating elements like built-in cabinetry and seating can help define each area of your open layout further.

Earthy Color Palettes

There are several ways you can add color to your kitchen, and this year, earth-tone color palettes are taking center stage. They use neutral and warm colors that create a cozy, inviting atmosphere within any space. One of the key elements of choosing an earthy palette is understanding whether you prefer warmer or cooler shades. Warmer tones tend to feel visually richer. Examples are burnt orange, terracotta, browns, and reds. On the other hand, cool tones encompass softer blues, greens, taupes, and grays.

Simplistic Cabinetry

Another kitchen design trend gaining traction over the past few years is simplistic cabinetry. It incorporates clean lines and minimal hardware to create a contemporary look. When selecting cabinetry for your modern yet timeless kitchen, consider both form and function carefully. Slab-style cabinetry is one of the most popular choices for this type of design, providing clean lines and an uncluttered aesthetic that won’t overpower the rest of the space.

Understated Countertops

Understated countertops are also having their moment in modern kitchen design. Minimalist surfaces provide a sleek, contemporary look while still allowing you to incorporate natural materials into your space. When selecting countertops, you need to consider both human-made and natural materials, depending on the overall aesthetic you wish to achieve in your kitchen. With either option, an understated countertop design will bring sophistication and classiness into your home while providing an effortless balance between form and function throughout all areas of the space.

Statement Lighting

Of course, statement lighting is a key element in creating an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication within any kitchen. When incorporating statement lighting into your kitchen design, one of the most important aspects is layering different light fixtures to create a cohesive look. For example, you can combine natural sunlight with pendant lights or wall sconces for general illumination. Meanwhile, recessed downlights can provide focused task lighting over countertops and islands. Introducing feature pieces, such as chandeliers, above breakfast bars can help add drama and character while remaining functional.

Now that you know the most popular trends in kitchen design this year, you can incorporate these ideas into your home. Don’t be afraid to play with different inspirations to make these trends unique to your space.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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