Kitchens are often the center of the home and as such it is exciting to look at new kitchen trends. 2016 is a year for innovation and the new trends and looks are better than ever. Here are three trends to watch for this year in kitchen design.

Muted Color Palettes

- 2015 was a year of bold colors and statements but this year muted tones are all the rage.

White, soft grey, yellows, and natural tones are all popular this year and they are quite calming. This year understated is the name of the game as kitchens are taking on a softer, lighter, more pastel look. Lighter woods are also on the rise and are great for making small spaces look bigger.


- Tech is also making its way into the kitchen with more and more designs working to incorporate smart technology.

These designs are making the most of technology and what it has to offer by making special spaces for gadgets and other tech that has been designed for the kitchen. State of the art appliances, built-in coffee makers, wine coolers, televisions and more are all a big part of kitchen design this year.

Kitchen and Living Spaces

- More and more designers are working toward integrated kitchen and living spaces.

This is a great way to make the most of a smaller space, to bring the home together, and to give the area a more open feel and look. More and more designers are working toward using breakfast bars and islands to denote the spaces without using walls and partitions to separate the spaces entirely giving these spaces a modern and homey feel that is wonderful. The home is changing and though these trends are here today, they may be gone tomorrow. Trends that were big in 2015 still have the potential to be beautiful but they are certainly making room for these new bold styles and looks. If you're looking for a professional remodeling contractor, then contact West County Renovations today!