10 Kitchen Trends to Consider in 2024

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If you’re planning a full kitchen renovation or just a little refresher, you’ll want to know what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen design. Here, we have compiled our ten favourite kitchen trends from 2023 that we believe should come with us into 2024.

Maximalism is in

Gone are the days of sleek, all-white kitchens with sparse decor and a few small pops of colour. Instead, 2023 was all about embracing bold patterns, textures, and colours. Think colourful backsplashes, patterned NZ tile floors, and mix-and-match finishes on appliances and cabinetry. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and materials or go big with your decor choices.

Bright kitchen
Photo: Malcolm Menzies
Sustainable kitchen
Photographer: Liesbet Goetschalckx

Sustainable Materials are a Must

As people become increasingly aware of the impact of their choices on the environment, sustainable materials are becoming a must in kitchen design. Bamboo, recycled glass, and recycled metal are popular for countertops, backsplashes, and cabinetry. If you need more time to commit to sustainable materials fully, try incorporating them in small ways, like using recycled glass tiles as a backsplash or choosing bamboo cutting boards.

Smart Kitchens are the Future

Smart appliances and features were one of the biggest kitchen trends in 2023. From refrigerators that can order groceries for you to ovens that can be controlled from your phone, there are many ways to make your kitchen more convenient and efficient. Small features like motion-activated faucets have proven they can greatly improve kitchen functionality.

Smart Kitchen

Two-Tone Cabinetry is on the Rise

2023 saw us ousting all-white or all-wood cabinetry in favour of two-tone kitchen cabinets. Whether you choose a classic black and white combo or something a little more unexpected, like navy and gold, two-tone cabinets add depth and interest to your kitchen design.

Design tip: Try mixing it up by having the upper cabinets a bright colour and contrasting it with a wood look on the lower cabinets.

Open Shelving is Here to Stay

Open shelving has been a kitchen trend for a few years now and showed no signs of slowing down in 2023. Not only does open shelving look modern and stylish, but it also makes it easier to access your dishes and cookware. However, if you’re not ready to commit to fully open shelves, try incorporating a few open shelves alongside traditional cabinetry for a fresh, updated look.

Open shelves
Bright tapware

Bold Hardware Is In

2023 was all about bold, statement-making hardware, and that is set to continue in 2024. From oversized, colourful knobs to intricate, patterned pulls, there are many ways to make a statement with your hardware choices. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and finishes to create a truly unique look.

Embrace the Power of Color

While all-white kitchens will never truly go out of style, 2023 was a year to embrace colour in the kitchen, and we expect this trend to continue into 2024. So, whether you go bold with a brightly-coloured backsplash or opt for a more subtle pop of colour with colourful bar stools or a painted island, don’t be afraid to experiment with colour in your kitchen design.

Pink Kitchen

Quirky Accents are a Must

All business, no fun kitchens are very much a thing of the past, with current kitchens becoming more concerned with personality and quirkiness. Don’t be afraid to incorporate unexpected accents, like a vintage pendant light or a colourful, patterned sink. Mixing and matching different styles and finishes can create a one-of-a-kind look that truly reflects your personality.

Multifunctional Islands are a Must

The humble kitchen island is seeing a longer overdue upgrade in current kitchen trends. Islands are becoming multifunctional assets that serve as both a workspace and a gathering place. Consider adding features like a built-in cooktop or a sink to your island, or opt for seating on one side to create a cosy spot for meals and entertaining.

10 Kitchen Trends to Consider in 2024

Embrace Natural Elements

Bringing the outdoors in is a trend that's here to stay. Incorporating natural materials like wood, stone, and plants into your kitchen design can add warmth and character to the space. For example, choose a wood countertop or backsplash, add a stone accent wall, or incorporate plants through window boxes or a living wall.

Create Your Dream Kitchen

As you embark on your kitchen design journey, keep these 2023 kitchen trends in mind and explore their endless possibilities. The key is to let your creativity soar and curate a space that truly embodies your vision of the perfect kitchen.

The foundation of any great kitchen design is the floor! For help choosing the perfect home flooring solution, give the team at Jacobsen a call.