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What Makes a Kitchen Stand Out in 2016?

Kitchen design trends

Photos courtesy of Interior Visions

Redesigning your kitchen can be overwhelming. The space hosts some of the most important people and things in your home, so designing a kitchen well is important! Have no fear: Heidi Sherratt and her team at Interior Visions are here to help.

Here are a few tips from these experts in kitchen design:


White and gray are the trending colors in sophisticated cabinetry and shelving in today’s kitchens. Further, the shaker door style cabinets are a top choice for designers and homeowners because they work well with both traditional and contemporary styles.


Instead of a bold primary color for backsplashes, opt for beautiful soft, muted color palettes. Neutral pastels like pale blue, green, gray, and creamy off-whites are the newest color trends.


Subway tiles, small penny round tiles, metal and mirrored tiles, in addition to unique glass mosaics are some favorites for fun kitchen backsplashes. For a more elegant and streamlined look for your kitchen, try using solid slabs for your countertops and continue them up the backsplash. This is a gorgeous look!


Add a bit of flair to your neutral kitchen with a touch of brushed brass, rose gold, copper and chrome finishes on cabinet hardware, plumbing fixtures and accessories.


Lighting is essential in a kitchen, and using fixtures like oversized pendants, chandeliers and bold colors along with the newest LEDs makes lighting fun!


The 2016 kitchen will focus on simple, well-organized designs providing convenience for families on the go. Investing in quality products and functional designs are sure-fire ways to a successful kitchen redesign.

Need more advice? Stop by the “Art of Living Design Suite” presented by Mountain Living and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles at the 44th annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, and get more design tips from Interior Visions. 

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