Timeless Kitchen Design Trends


It can be overwhelming when starting a kitchen project.  There are endless options to consider when it comes to style, cabinetry, hardware flooring, appliances, backsplash, and, of course, countertops.

If there is one thing we do know, fads and trends can fade over the years like tie-dye shirts and high-waisted jeans. However, a kitchen renovation is an investment so you want to make sure it stands the test of time. Below are our top timeless kitchen design trends:

White Cabinetry


Designers will always choose a new color each year for kitchen cabinetry. From dark wood to bright-colored two-tone cabinets, we have seen it all over the years.  If there is one thing that never truly goes out of style, it would be white cabinets.  Not only is it considered a classic but it is a safe choice. Like a blank canvas, it allows you to play with accent colors in your kitchen when it comes to your walls and backsplash. Or how about countertops? You have many more options to choose from in countertops when your cabinets are white. From Calacatta marble to Black Pearl granite, you can’t go wrong.

Open Layout Concepts


A kitchen that opens to the family room with a large island for entertaining is always considered a desirable kitchen layout. Not only does it maximize space but removes visual barriers allowing you to spend time with family and friends while preparing a meal in the kitchen.  An island also provides ample countertop space for multi-tasking.

Subway Tile


Subway tile has been a mainstay since the early 1900s. In the early 2000s, the rise of the 4×4 travertine tile made waves in kitchen design but it was no match for subway.  The most popular material choices are ceramic and porcelain. These come in all different colors and finishes.


Stainless Steel Appliances


You can bring back black or white, but stainless steel appliances will never go away. If you want to play it safe, then stainless is your best choice.  They are the perfect neutral against your cabinetry and countertops and do not clash when choosing mixed metals for your hardware.


Natural Stone Countertops


Even though colors may come and go, natural stone countertops will never go out of style.  Marble was popular in the first half of the 20th century before laminate took over but like all classics, it quickly made a comeback and we don’t see it leaving kitchen design anytime soon.  White and cream natural stones with lots of movement are still top choices for homeowners. Also, soapstone and solid black granite colors contrast beautifully with white cabinetry.


Veined or Solid Quartz Countertops


Quartz countertops are a newer addition when it comes to timeless kitchen design trends. They started to really increase in popularity in the early 2010s and they have not slowed down. For clients looking for that marble look but with less maintenance, quartz countertops are a great choice. If you are looking for something more monochromatic then a solid color like Arctic White is a great option as well.