2013’s Top Kitchen Design Trends
Some of the best looking kitchens you’ll find in 2013 are the simple ones. Kitchen decor this year is focusing a lot on investment pieces like high end appliances paired with antique store finds and DIY projects to give a mix of new and old.
Here we look at a few examples of clean, simple design. The same colors are trending throughout these rooms. This makes 2013 a great time to give your kitchen a new look. Even if it isn’t time to remodel your kitchen completely, you can go with painting the walls white and taking inspiration from some of these simple but elegant themes.
Use Color in Unexpected Places
Colorful painted walls aren’t as popular this year. White walls are a big trend. The color is reserved for making an impact in unexpected places. This kitchen from Form Architecture +Interiors beautifully demonstrates how to decorate around a blue refrigerator. The lines of the Müller Möbelfabrikation fridge are matched on the vintage style sink. The color is repeated underneath the island to tie it into the rest of the kitchen.
Instead of the retro lines of this model, I would try out the HCBMR19RCBL Heartland Classic Collection for a fridge. It has a smaller 18.5 cubic feet of capacity, and the color is called cobalt. I prefer this refrigerator’s style because of the stainless steel accents and handles. It will be easier to match with your other appliances like toasters or blenders where you won’t be able to track down this exact blue color. Or you could buy a more timeless stainless french door refrigerator instead.
Dramatic White Kitchens
When using white paint on everything from cabinetry to walls go with a higher grade appliance. The focus of the kitchen is subtle; it’s really all about the windows and the outdoor space. The pulley lights add a vintage feel without detracting from the view.
Stainless steel will really stand out in a kitchen like this. Here, a modern style bottom door fridge is paired with a farmhouse style sink. Most refrigerator brands have models that will work here. Good examples of this style of fridge are the GE PDCS1NCZRSS or a Fisher Paykel ActiveSmart RF175WDRUX1. There are a wide range of similar models to choose from, so you can find the best fridge for your kitchen based on the features needed and your price point.
Vintage Style Kitchen Trends
Here is a kitchen that relies so heavily on vintage appliances that the homeowners even have to defrost their 1950’s fridge! That’s what makes this kitchen different from the others. The rest of the examples that we’ve seen in 2013 mix both modern and antique touches. Here, the style stays true to the vintage feel even with the color palette.
If you like the vintage look, but don’t want to defrost your refrigerator, you can go with a Gorenje refrigerator. Their models RF60309OCO and RK60359OCO have a similar style, but with modern conveniences.
There’s a trend to use a lot of soft edges in kitchen remodels now. Even sinks have a slight rounded edge to them. Vronson Van Wyck showcases Electrolux appliances in a built-in niche.
There have been some DIY projects with refrigerators painted in chalkboard paint but this is a higher end feel. It uses actual chalkboard panels instead of the typical custom inserts. Usually appliances are painted to match the cabinetry but the tile trim here showcases the investment in fridges instead.