The Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2023

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In our previous blog post, we delved into the Hottest Design Trends of this year. I recommend that you take a look at that blog posting before reading this one, as it serves as a companion piece. Many would consider their kitchen to be the most important room in their home and for good reason. It’s where you gather with family and friends, cook delicious meals, and make memories. That’s why it’s important to keep up with the latest kitchen design trends to make sure that your kitchen never feels dated or uncomfortable in any way. Here are some of the top kitchen design trends of 2023 that you’ll want to consider for your own home.

As design experts search for ways to break the status quo of using traditional tiled backsplashes, we are seeing the popularity of stone slab backsplashes grow every year.


Stone slab backsplashes are an excellent way to add a touch of sophistication and luxury to any space. Not only do they come in a variety of patterns and materials, but they also serve as a built-in art piece for your home. From sleek, modern designs to more traditional stone looks, these backsplashes can easily elevate the look of a room. Whether you’re seeking something bold and eye-catching or subtle and understated, there is sure to be the perfect stone slab backsplash for your home.

Not only will it add elegance and style to your home but it can also protect your walls from spills and moisture damage. One added benefit comes in the way of ease of cleaning – fewer grout lines make for an easier surface to wipe clean. When selecting the same stone for both the countertop and backsplash, the look blends seamlessly and is effortlessly chic.

More and more designers are following the trend of going with different colored cabinetry on the kitchen island than the walls. This adds dimension to your space.

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If you are feeling daring and looking to have contrast, character, and unique impact in your kitchen, switch it up by contrasting your island cabinetry with the wall cabinetry! Whether the contrast comes from dramatic dark colors like navy blue on white or softer pastels like mint green against gray, more and more designers are going against the grain with this trend that adds some delicious dimension to your kitchen. Be brave—go for a contrast that pops or take a subtler approach with calming neutrals. Either way, you’ll be sure to give your kitchen style a fresh twist!

The return of color – after years of all-white kitchens being popular, we’re starting to see a trend toward adding color back into the kitchen. 

Out with the old, in with the new! After years of countless all-white kitchen designs, people are shaking things up and bringing a stunning pop of color back into their kitchen remodels. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bright backsplash or a completely monochromatic look, a little bit of color can go a long way in making your kitchen stand out from the rest. Adding some extra color to your kitchen remodel is a great way to give it a fresh new look and make it stand out from the rest.

Whether you go bold with vibrant backsplash tiles, hardware with a unique metal finish, or stick to an all-monochromatic palette, putting a little bit of your own personality into kitchen design can add so much more depth to its overall design. It’s time to break away from the ‘all-white kitchen’ trend and take advantage of the endless possibilities that kitchen design has to offer!

Consider going with custom cabinetry that provides unique storage solutions for your space.

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If you’re looking for luxurious and functional storage solutions for your space, custom cabinetry is a great choice. Those seeking a custom touch can take advantage of luxurious finishes such as walnut and maple, in addition to various other high-end options such as drawer organizers, cabinet pullouts, custom sizes, and finishes like crown molding. Custom cabinets bring sophistication to any room by providing an exact fit that is tailored for each individual space. Ditch the one-size-fits-all mentality and opt for a truly unique solution – custom cabinets!

Using larger tiles on your backsplash or wall design will make your space feel bigger.

A bigger tile is oftentimes the secret to making your home feel more spacious. Glass, ceramic, and even textured materials with a glossy finish can be used for larger backsplash or wall designs that make your space look bigger than ever. The materials are easy to clean, long-lasting, and come in a variety of colors, which makes it simple to create an aesthetically pleasing design while also appearing to add extra inches vertically! So don’t stick to those small tiles – when it comes to interior design, bigger is always better.

Fluted, or reeded, cabinetry adds visual interest to your space.

Fluted Cabinetry

Fluted cabinetry adds the perfect dose of style to any room. Have an island? Add vertical strips to it for just the right amount of sleek sophistication—it’s definitely a reputed look that will make your space shine! It can be subtle or bold, depending on execution (ie: tone on tone for a subtle finish versus contrasting colors for a bold look), and either way you’ll have a gorgeous feature in the room so people go weak in the knees when they first see it. And who doesn’t love compliments? Reeded cabinets will definitely keep the compliments rolling in.

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Green kitchens continue to become increasingly popular. This can largely be attributed to actor Dakota Johnson’s Architectural Digest Home Tour, which showcased a stunningly designed green kitchen. The popularity of such a design has only grown since then, as homeowners strive to bring fresh life into their homes with this refreshing hue. From muted olive greens to vibrant mints and sage accents, adding a touch of green to your kitchen can instantly create a much brighter and more inviting atmosphere. And remember, earth tones are timeless and will never go out of style.

Let your kitchen speak for itself with bold statement lighting.

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Statement lighting in the kitchen can be used to create an atmosphere of luxury and beauty. It’s a way to accentuate certain features in the room, such as displaying artwork or highlighting particular parts of the cabinetry and workspace. In many examples, statement lighting can serve as the art piece itself! They can help to create a unique atmosphere that is far more than just functional lighting; i.e. pendant lights, recessed ceiling lights, as well as your traditional undercabinet lighting. With statement lighting, homeowners can bring out the best of their kitchen, creating an aesthetically pleasing space that is sure to stand out from the rest.

The best design choices are ultimately those that serve you!

This year, and always, kitchen design is all about adding character and creating a unique style. From stone slab backsplashes to fluted cabinetry, there are so many ways to express yourself in the kitchen. But don’t forget that the best design choices for your kitchen are ultimately ones that reflect your values as well as your family’s values and tastes and bring you the most functionality. The Areté Design Studio is ready to help you bring this vision to life and create a space where friends and family can gather around for years of enjoyment. Schedule your consultation today!