Kitchens seem to be increasing in popularity as the go-to spot in homes. With families on the go, they seem to have just enough time to fix meals together, and there is no better place to talk while making the hottest new drinks. As such, kitchens have become the center of many homes. They have become the social centers of the home even as other rooms have become more specialized. It may be interesting to see what designers have planned for the future of kitchens, allowing for its social purposes.
Accentuating The Social Life
Keeping in line with the idea that the kitchen is the social center of the home, one thing you can definitely see an increase in the types of drinks available. One item that you are likely to see more of are ingredients like mango syrup. Mango syrup takes advantage of the natural sweetness of mango; this gives it a subtle tangy flavor. This makes it a great taste to add to mocktails and sangrias, as well as lemonades and hot chocolates. For those looking to add a nifty exotic taste to their drinks, mango syrup is something worth looking into.
Colors Go Retro
Colors recently have been trending to the extreme and are very showy; this means your blacks and whites have been predominant in designs with brighter colors for the details, such as red piping or sky blue appliances. It looks like colors may be going a little retro as designers have been looking to the 1970s and 1980s for ideas. This means that when it comes to kitchen cabinet designs, you can expect to see dark blues, mint greens, and lemon drop yellows. The idea is to create a more interesting environment. It may be time to get away from blacks and whites.
Also, expect to see those colors that you are already using to go from being accents to full walls. They may be implemented more subtly, such as lighter tones or just on the backsplash. You may also see light gray as well. The idea is to have some fun with the design of the kitchen, and that starts with the colors. The idea is to make the kitchen more festive in preparation for its status as the social hub of the home. The more colorful it is, the more likely people will enjoy their time there.
Storage Trends To Make Life Easier
Besides colors, designers are also looking at ways to make the kitchen more efficient. The first step is to look at the storage. This is more than just jars and other containers; this is the shelving itself. The two basic areas to look for are drawers and pantries. Drawers are seeing a renaissance in terms of how they are used. They are being divided into smaller areas as well as being placed for better access. Designers are looking for ways to make the space more efficient and so they are finding ways to store more items in a smaller space. This has made pull-out sections and deeper drawers part of everyday use.
At the same time, pantries have become part of the kitchen trends to watch for. Families are looking at ways to prepare more food ahead of time, as well as store more food in a smaller space. The pantry is thus making a major come back. It creates a dark, dry place capable of handling a large amount of food.
Combined with some innovative storage designs, the pantry is becoming a playground for those looking to be prepared for anything. Combined with the interest in doom prepping, the pantry is seeing a lot of great innovations.
Overall, trends are developing that should make food preparation not only easier but more socially accessible. People will be better able to come together in the kitchen, have some drinks, and join in some great food preparation. This will mean brighter, more organized spaces that can handle almost anything that you can throw at them. Kitchens will be spaces that people will enjoy even as they work to create healthier foods for themselves and do so as a tighter group.