When it comes to kitchen design, trends come and go faster than you can unpack your groceries. How do you create a space you love without chasing all that’s new and next? “I work to push my clients just slightly outside their comfort zone, because that’s where great design happens,” says Gillian Segal, a designer in Vancouver. “Start by picking one thing—like a brass faucet or hardware—that can be swapped out later if you tire of it.” When it comes to the big-picture trends, white is still all the rage for cabinets and counters, but designers and homeowners are finding new ways to inject personality and colour in unexpected places.
We’ve asked designers across Canada for their advice on how to add some of the hottest trends to put the sizzle back in your kitchen.
A wine rack needn’t be a luxury when it’s cleverly placed in the dead space above the fridge. Here, a graphic diagonal pattern turns storage into a feature—not just an afterthought—and ensures no square foot goes unused.
An industrial restaurant-style faucet looks luxe in a black and brass mix.
Extra-wide pulls make cabinets feel more like pieces of furniture.