As we enter a new year, and a new decade, are you ready to say goodbye to trends like all white kitchens and even icy gray color palettes, and hello to the newest design trends? If you are considering a kitchen remodel, you want a design that accommodates your modern way of living, shows the flair of your personality, and presents a cohesive style. Here are five of our top kitchen trends to help you create a kitchen you will love.

Bold Cabinet Colors

Yes, white is beautiful and timeless, but this year everyone is wanting to see more color! Consider adding rich navy blue or deep green tones, charcoal stains, or even black paint to your kitchen cabinets. Not only can it create an eye-catching contrast in the room, these bold colors also allow for a bit of personality to shine throughout the space.

Mixing & Matching

Two-toned kitchens are incredibly popular, but you can push the boundaries by adding a third finish to the mix. Keep perimeter cabinets a warm neutral color, like white, soft gray or even natural wood, then add a pop of color, like a navy blue, on an island. You could also introduce a wood stain to pantry cabinets, a decorative hood, or a built-in refrigeration unit designed to look more like custom furniture. It may seem like there is a lot going on in the space, but as long as the colors and tones complement one another, your end result can be very cohesive.

Quartz and Granite Backsplashes

If mosaic or subway tile isn’t your cup of tea, or if you simply do not like the look (or upkeep) of grout, a solid surface backsplash may be just the ticket for you. Homeowners (and designers) are loving the look of a solid surface, like quartz or granite on the walls of the kitchen. Not only does it simplify the selection process and overall look of the room, it creates a seamless flow between the countertop and backsplash.

Large Islands

Your kitchen island is a multipurpose feature, and family life often revolves around it. Not only is it an extra spot for storage, it’s also the place where everyone congregates, so the bigger, the better! Many homeowners are now choosing to replace their formal dining tables with large islands with informal seating. Not only is a large island great for family nights at home, it can also serve as a gathering space or second work station when entertaining large groups.

Thin-Profile Countertops

If you crave minimalism and often admire Scandinavian and European design trends, then consider the simple beauty of thin-profile countertops. Tailoring to that minimalistic design style, thin profile countertops can add a bit of edge and interest to your kitchen.

These are just a few design trends we expect to see in new kitchens this year. If you’re interested in adding any of these ideas to your home, contact ACo at and one of our talented designers can help bring your kitchen into the new year!