Kitchen Trends to Expect in 2024

Categories: Inspiration & Tips, Kitchen Decor, Kitchen Interiors
Posted: December 20, 2023
  • The kitchen, also known as the heart of the home, continues to evolve and adapt to our changing lifestyles and design preferences. Whether you're embarking on a large-scale renovation or simply considering a few updates to refresh your kitchen, dive into this blog to learn more about the trends that designers are eagerly anticipating in 2024. 

 Kitchen Trends to Expect in 2024

Open Concept Kitchen - ft. Curved with Brass Strapping and Buttons

Open Concept Kitchens

Open-concept kitchens are not just a trend; they're a lifestyle choice that's gaining even more popularity in 2024. Open floor plans create a seamless flow between the kitchen, dining, and living areas - promoting a sense of togetherness and spaciousness. These versatile layouts enable better interaction, making it the ideal choice for modern family living. In the fast-paced world we live in, these versatile layouts cater to the needs of modern family living. Whether you're hosting a dinner party. supervising homework at the dining table, or catching up on your favorite show, an open-concept kitchen ensures you're never far from the action. Kristen Waston, a lead designer at Discount Kitchen Direct shared this with us on open-concept kitchens, "To make open spaces work together, each room needs to have little bits and pieces of the others that you can see around you. For example, if your kitchen has gold accents and natural wood colors, you'll want to ensure that you use little bits of gold and warm wood tones through the other spaces, which will create a cohesive open space design."



Kitchen Trends

Blue and White Kitchen ft. Curved with Brass Strapping | Design by @the_jprojects and @allywhalendesign

Green and Blue - Trending Colors for 2024 

In 2024, the color palette for kitchens is set to shift away from all white and towards soothing and nature-inspired shades. Green and blue hues are expected to dominate, creating a calm and refreshing atmosphere. Blue hues are known to have calming effects, making it an ideal choice for creating a peaceful kitchen where you unwind after a long day. 

"We tend to associate green with nature, renewal, and youthfulness, making it a fantastic color choice for a kitchen. Bright, crisp greens such as lime or leafy green give a kitchen a fun, energetic, modern vibe. ... stick to greens found in nature, especially the color of foods you like to eat, and you can't go wrong with this fresh hue in your kitchen." - Jennifer Ott, Cooking with Color: When to Use Green in the Kitchen 



Kitchen Trending Colors

Kitchen Design with Large Kitchen Island ft. Curved with Brass Strapping Range Hood

Larger Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands are becoming grander and more multifunctional. They now serve as the epicenter of the kitchen, accommodating cooking, dining, and socializing. Larger kitchen islands are more than a design preference, they are a response to evolving needs of the modern family. More than size, their functionality is unmatched. The increased dimensions of these islands bring with them a wealth of storage options and extended workspace, catering to the demands of busy households and avid home chefs alike. Experts and industry standards recommend that you leave 36 to 42 inches of walking space around your island. Additionally, it's recommended that your island occupy no more than 10% of your kitchen space. 



Larger Kitchen Islands

Kitchen with a Curved Range Hood and Large Beverage Station | Designed by G Lebron Interiors 

Beverage Stations 

Coffee and beverage stations are gaining popularity. Whether you're a cooking connoisseur or a tea enthusiast, having a dedicated space for brewing and sipping your favorite beverages is the ultimate luxury. 

Normandy Remodeling wisely points out that a well-planned beverage station serves more than just a luxury appliance; it's a strategic tool for managing traffic flow during gatherings. "It's a great tool for spreading out the traffic flow, allowing the host to finish up any preparations in the kitchen. It also takes some pressure off the main refrigerator, leaving more room for food and serving as the beverage center is the go-to place for drinks." 



Kitchen Beverage Stations 

Kitchen with Quartz countertops and a Curved with Strapping Range Hood

Quartz Countertops 

Quartz continues to reign as the countertop material of choice. Not only is it durable and low-maintenance, but it also comes in an array of stunning designs and colors, making it perfect for a range of kitchen aesthetics. Durable and low-maintenance, quartz stands as a "resilient workhorse" in your kitchen. It offers a non-porous surface that is stain and scratch-resistant - all of which help to reduce bacterial growth. Quartz durability makes it a smart investment for those who seek a long-lasting, high-performance countertop. 



Kitchen Quartz Countertops 

Kitchen Design by The Wiser Collective with brass accents and an Angled with Brass Strapping and Buttons Range Hood

Gold Accents

Gold has firmly established itself as a common and coveted choice for elevating kitchen aesthetics. Gold accents bring an undeniable warmth to the kitchen and adds a touch of sophistication. From faucets and cabinet hardware to light fixtures and even appliances, a touch of gold elevates your kitchen with its rich and inviting tones. From modern chic to classic elegance, gold seamlessly integrates with various color palettes and materials, making it a versatile choice for those seeking a statement-making detail in their kitchen. In essence, gold accents are not just a fleeting trend; they're a design investment that stands the test of time.



Kitchen Gold Accents

All-white kitchen design with a decorative Curved with Brass Strapping and Buttons Range Hood

Decorative Range Hoods 

We say it a lot, but our range hoods are not just made to look good, they are a valuable kitchen appliance that works to keep the air in your kitchen clean.

As we know, the kitchen is consistently evolving, and more homeowners are shifting their focus towards the charm and functionality of decorative wooden range hoods over conventional over-the-range microwaves and stainless steel alternatives. However, most importantly, having a range hood in your kitchen will ensure that your kitchen air quality remains at a healthy level. A decorative range hood effortlessly becomes the focal point in the kitchen. Hoodsly's Wooden Range Hoods are hand-crafted to meet our customers' specific design needs, adding warmth, texture, and character to any kitchen aesthetic. Functionality-wise, a properly installed range hood efficiently captures and eliminates cooking odors, grease, and smoke. 



Kitchen Decorative Range HoodsKitchen Design featuring pull-out spice and baking pan cabinets | Designed by Discount Kitchen Direct

Optimized Storage 

Gone are the days of wasted or underutilized spaces; the focus is now on maximizing every inch to create kitchens that are not only aesthetically pleasing but functional. Pull-out pantry shelves, deep drawers, and ingenious cabinet solutions are becoming a common request for new builds and kitchen renovations alike. Pull-out pantry shelves eliminate the need to reach into dark corners, offering easy access to all your pantry essentials. Deep drawers, a rising star in kitchen design in 2023, provide ample storage for pots, pans, and utensils. Clever cabinet solutions further elevate the storage game, with specialized compartments for everything from cutting boards to spice jars. These innovative additions ensure that every item has its designated home, contributing to a clutter-free and organized kitchen environment. 



Kitchen Optimized StorageKitchen design by Heidy and Co. Designs featuring Tapered with Reclaimed Wood Range Hood

Greener Options > Sustainable Options 

In 2024, homeowners are increasingly recognizing the importance of embracing sustainable practices, not only for the planet but also for creating healthier living spaces. This shift is reflected in the choice of materials, appliances, and construction methods, all geared towards fostering a greener and more sustainable kitchen environment. Did you see the viral concrete-printed house

From countertops to cabinetry, homeowners are opting for materials that have minimal environmental impact. Recycled and reclaimed wood, bamboo, and other renewable resources are gaining popularity for their durability and eco-friendly credentials. These materials not only add a touch of natural warmth to the kitchen but also contribute to the reduction of deforestation and waste. Energy-efficient appliances are also at the forefront of the movement. Refrigerators to dishwasher, these appliances are designed to minimize energy consumption, reducing both utility bills and environmental impact. In essence, the eco-conscious kitchen trend is not just a fad; it's a commitment to responsible living.



Kitchen Greener Options

Stock image featuring a SAMSUNG smart refrigerator

Smart Features 

In 2024 the kitchen is getting smarter and smart appliances are becoming more popular in kitchen designs. Smart refrigerators are equipped with features that assist with meal planning, inventory management, and even suggest recipes based on available ingredients. This not only streamlines the cooking process but also reduces food waste, aligning the kitchen with eco-conscious living. Voice-activated technology has found its way into faucets and lighting, providing a hands-free and convenient experience in the kitchen. The rise of smart features in kitchen design is a response to the increasing demand for efficiency, convenience, and a connected lifestyle. Homeowners are seeking ways to simplify daily tasks, enhance productivity, and make their kitchens more intuitive.



Kitchen Smart Features

Kitchen featuring floating shelves and a Curved Range Hood

Floating Shelves & Open Storage 

As we step into 2024, the trend of incorporating open storage solutions, particularly floating shelves, continues to gain momentum in kitchen designs. Floating shelves have become a staple in modern kitchen designs, providing a visually striking way to display and access kitchen essentials. They create a sense of openness, making the kitchen feel more spacious and inviting - especially in smaller kitchen layouts. Floating shelves not only aligns with the current trend toward minimalism but also offers a unique opportunity to showcase your favorite dishes, glassware, and decorative pieces, transforming them into functional art.


We are so excited to see how these trends are utilized in 2024 kitchen designs. Imagine a kitchen that not only looks good but also effortlessly serves your needs; a place where smart features make daily tasks a breeze, where open shelves tell the story of your life, and where sustainable choices reflect your values - if that is your vibe. As you contemplate changes, big or small, to your kitchen, remember that trends are friendly suggestions, not rigid rules. 

In the excitement of creating your dream kitchen, keep your lifestyle and needs in focus. Don't get fully immersed in trends, instead, let them complement your vision for a space that serves your lifestyle. Here's to a year of shared meals, laughter, and unforgettable moments in the heart of your home, designed just for you.