This guest post is from our friend Kirsten of Simply Grove. If you like her style, check out her interior design blog.  

We’ve seen so many kitchen trends come and go. As people put more emphasis on their kitchens, style and design continues to progress. I have loved watching colors and textures take shape in these spaces. Making a statement has become increasingly important in remodeling, especially as new spring and summer trends emerge. When we remodeled our wet bar, we took some of these trends and transformed them into our own.

  1. Brass Hardware. It’s still a thing and it’s not going away! Brass brings in a warm, stylish vibe that stainless simply cannot. If you are afraid of mixing metals, don’t be. It can add some awesome interest to your kitchen. When choosing the perfect knob or handle, I like to find unusual shapes and sizes for added elegance.

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    Black or dark cabinets. Stark white kitchens will continue to be popular, but moody, dark cabinets are being embraced more and more. They can be paired with light countertops for an airy look or dark countertops for an even richer design. 

  3. Art in the kitchen. A few years ago, I was in Italy and noticed homeowners were displaying fine art in their kitchens. It created a personal and stylish look in a very practical space. I was inspired by the European flare and promised myself that I would strive to do the same in my kitchen. You can also play off the colors in the art pieces. If you love bold, dark tones, find pieces that represent those dark colors. If you want your kitchen to feel more modern and clean, find a poster or print that is young and hip. 

  4. Brass Faucets. Similar to brass hardware, brass faucets are here to stay. Delta has my favorite faucet, the Contemporary Single-Handle Bar/Prep faucet, in Champagne Bronze. The sleek curves complement any design aesthetic and the finish can make any sink look like a million bucks. 

When designing your kitchen, have fun with it! Think outside of the box, and you won’t be disappointed.