10 Timeless Kitchen Trends That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Originally posted by Realtor Jul 21, 2020

Kitchen design trends come and go—we’re looking at you, Formica counters and avocado-green refrigerator!—which means you might get sucked into a fad now and then. But despite all of these passing whims, there are certain classic kitchen looks that will never go out of style.

Certain kitchen decor styles endure for good reason: They are simply designed, are beautiful to behold, and tend to appeal to a wide audience. And since kitchens are expensive to build and upgrade, embracing timeless trends in this space is a smart move for homeowners.

So if you want a kitchen you’ll love for years to come (or maybe even sell sometime in the future), it’s smart to stick with what’s tried and true. To help in this endeavor, our “Timeless Home Design Trends” series tackles your design conundrums room by room. Here are the top 10 kitchen trends where you can’t go wrong.

1. White Cabinets

Whether you choose glossy acrylic or matte, white cabinets always looks clean and fresh, points out Ana Cummings of the eponymous design firm. And frankly, how many dark or black kitchens have you ever seen?

Lean hard on white if you’re redoing your cook space because the shade helps to reflect light, making your room look larger. And a white kitchen goes with every other color or texture you’d like to bring in, making this spot an easy one to design.

2. Marble Counters

Marble is the Energizer Bunny of the kitchen world—it just keeps going and going and going.

“It’s really impressive to see centuries-old buildings in Europe made from marble, so you know this material is going to last in your kitchen just fine,” says Cummings.

Many homeowners prefer this counter material, even though it’s porous and maintenance can be a headache.

If you’re looking for an alternative, try white quartzite.

“It looks like marble, but it’s more durable—or consider engineered quartz like Caesarstone, which is amenable to mitering,” says Debra Kling, a home interior pro and color consultant.

3. Stainless-Steel Appliances

This material is a classic in part because it goes with many modern, streamlined styles as well as more ornate kitchens too, notes Amy Bly of Great Impressions Home Staging and Interiors.

“This [type of] appliance also reads cool and clean, so it’s a solid choice for an upgraded look,” adds Cummings.

And fortunately for tidy homeowners, some stainless steel requires less  maintenance as technology has improved, and even stainless-steel appliances that are fingerprint-free are available. This beauty ($2,789, Home Depot) promises to keep your produce extra fresh, will accommodate large platters, and features an interior water dispenser so as not to mar the smooth exterior design.

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