Kitchen Trends for 2015

As your Columbus home builder, we enjoy researching different trends and passing that knowledge on to you!

As most of us know, the kitchen in 2015 is not being built for just cooking. Rather, it is becoming a multi-purpose room that simultaneously allows delicious meals to be made while also acting as the center of all conversation, dining, social gatherings and festivities. Kitchens seem to have the magic power of pulling in the party—but in 2015 it’s a party room with more than one purpose. We have picked four trends that you are going to see throughout this year:

1) Bring on Bold Color
2015 is the year to give your kitchen a bold upgrade. Don’t be afraid to add a little color to your décor where you might not have expected it before. Sometimes it takes the creation of contrast to get the aesthetic look you’re aiming for. This year, try painting your cabinets any bold shade (dark or light).

2) Industrial Lighting
Your kitchen needs to be well-lit to take on restaurant worthy dishes, but also to provide the perfect place for conversation and mingling.

Industrial-style lighting is very on-trend for 2015. Some key elements to look for:

  • black steel
  • stainless steel
  • wire caging in place of sconces
  • clear glass and old-fashioned style light bulbs
  • copper or brass
  • rivets and other industrial hardware

3) Industrial Kitchen Island
So if you are sensing a theme here… the kitchen trend is very much an industrious one. Kitchens are taking on a new personality thanks to popular cooking shows that show industrial kitchens that are outfitted with all the restaurant-quality fixings.

Mobile kitchen islands that can be moved from place to place open up opportunities for space in your kitchen you wouldn’t have with a stationary island. And the style of island has begun to mimic a more industrial standard with steel wheels and stainless steel shelves.

4) Brass Is Back
Sometimes the best décor trends are seen in the details, your kitchen is no exception to this rule! The gleam of brass details can turn your kitchen into a very elegant space. Think shiny brass pendants, brass knobs, and handles.

If the shine it too much for your taste, then try toned-down copper details instead. Either way, these gold-hued metals are very now.

What trend do you want Compass to add to their kitchens this year? As your Columbus new home builders, we get excited to show you how wonderful your dream kitchen can be, and we are always on trend!

*photo from Home Stratosphere

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