As the new year begins, many of us turn to home improvements to help us prepare for the upcoming challenges the year may bring. Yet when it comes to the kitchen trends 2023 brings, home decorators, show a little reluctance. The kitchen is the heart of the home—the place where family meals are prepared, nighttime confessions are born into the air, and the morning brew is made before we depart for the office. It’s so important that our kitchen decor is not just beautiful, but practical too. We take a look at the latest kitchen trends for 2023, from Japandi to metallic accents.
Elegant Japandi Kitchen Decor
The Asian-Scandinavian fusion trend was all the rage last year and shows no signs of slowing down in 2023. This time, however, rather than being relegated to smooth, sleek dining room tables and muted living rooms, we see the rise of the Japandi kitchen, which embraces the simplicity of minimalist surfaces adorned with nature-inspired elements.
For those looking to ease themselves into the Japandi style, our Ivy Oak coaster set is a perfect introduction with its angular shape and oak bark etching.
Kitchens this year also celebrate the differences between rough and smooth, dark and light, and muted metals and shimmering tones. Better Homes & Gardens showcases the two-tone kitchen trend to perfection in this gray kitchen with brushed steel and polished steel handles.
While mixing metals in kitchen design tends to focus on silver tones, don’t omit the possibility of adding gold tones or black oxidized metal into the mix. This Butterfly Ginkgo Pastry Dish shows that decadence can be found in three different metal finishes, while still maintaining a delicate appearance.
Lighting is essential for a kitchen. Too little and you won’t be able to see well enough to prepare and cook food. Too bright, and you’ll feel like you’re walking into a refrigerator every time you touch the light switch.
One way to control the lighting in your kitchen is to opt for functional under-counter task lighting to illuminate your countertops. A large piece of overhead statement lighting adds timeless beauty to a vintage or contemporary space thanks to its white globular shades.
Which Will You Choose?
We’re excited about the current kitchen trends in the U.S., especially the elegant Japandi trend that combines some of our favorite home elements—simple lines and multiple surfaces. But while home trends come and go, it is important to decorate your home using pieces that you love. It is the little touches—a candle here and a personalized photograph there that make your home uniquely yours. By filling your space with items you love, you ensure that even as fashions come and go, you are filled with joy every time you enter your home—not just for a season or two.