Our kitchen is almost complete, well, it's just missing the backsplash, under-cabinet lighting, valence... It's still a work-in-progress, which is why I never tire of researching for the latest trend in kitchen design and decor. Afterall, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and a kitchen reno is most likely the largest investment in the house.
As I expanded my scope of research, I stumbled upon Shutterfly's Home Decor directory. Instead of scrolling through thousands of similar images of room design, Shutterfly has curated 100 design ideas for each room of the house. Naturally I went to check out the latest and greatest in the Kitchen category.
I know a lot of homeowners have variety phobia - they get hung up on all the different choices and would feel bombarded. If this sounds like you, then you would be glad to know that Shutterfly has built-in filters of different styles. This filter is also perfect if you already know the kitchen style you prefer, just click on the style to narrow down the images.
Our kitchen is currently a mix of classic shaker cabinets, modern minimalism, and a bit of French flair. So I dove into Shutterfly's Classic, Modern, and Global filters. Here are my top picks as they speak to current trends while encompassing each style:
This classic white kitchen is as classic as can be, with a contemporary twist of a contrasting island cabinetry color. Calacatta gold marble countertop surrounds this classic kitchen beautifully with an elegant step ogee edge.
Here's another classic white kitchen, accented with oil rubbed bronze cabinet hardware. It has all the contemporary touches, including a custom range hood, contrasting black granite countertop, and hardwood floors.
I love the French flair and bistro vibe this kitchen exhibits. The black cabinets act as an elegant background to the statement range hood, and gold cabinet hardware and faucet. Even with the dark cabinet color, the kitchen doesn't appear too dark, thanks to the upper glass cabinets and white dinnerwares they display.
Here's the ultimate kitchen that displays a contemporary yet old world feel. The metal trims on cabinet doors are such an amazing accent that matches the brand's classic range.
Modern cabinetry has simple lines that may otherwise look dull. This kitchen takes modern cabinetry to the next level, with a mix of dark and light wood. To add the needed "oomph", a row of gold upper cabinets make this kitchen exceptionally stylish. This kitchen's minimalist look was also the inspiration for our kitchen's even row of upper cabinets.
When I think of a modern kitchen, this would be a kitchen that comes to mind. A waterfall island is the essence of this bright and modern kitchen. Its contrasting streamlined white uppers and warm wood lower cabinets, accented by stainless steel kick plate and marble countertop and backsplash, give this modern kitchen a top-of-the-line vibe.
I hope this has inspired you to start brainstorming about your kitchen reno/ makeover! Since our kitchen is still missing a backsplash, I'll hop over to Shutterfly to see what inspirations I can find. I'll try not to spot another DIY project for the Mr. 😝
Are you planning a kitchen reno or a design/ DIY project? Head on over to Shutterfly to check out their curated library of beautiful rooms!