Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2023

The 2023 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), took place in Las Vegas this month. With over 40,000 visitors, it was one of the largest kitchen and bath design events in their history. Architects, designers, developers, manufacturers and buyers gathered to view the latest and greatest trends in the kitchen and bath design industry.

Attendees saw innovate new products, emerging trends and more of the classics. Here’s a few of the kitchen design trends our RNDD Members are expecting to see more of this year.

Sustainable, Easy to Clean Surfaces

Cosentino, a Spanish brand and a leader in sustainable design surfaces for Architecture and Home partnered up with Holland based PITT cooking at this year’s KBIS in Las Vegas. They featured Dekton’s hottest color, Onirika Awake with the 5 burner stove option. PITT cooktop are gas burners that seamlessly integrate into a countertop of any material of your choosing. 

A perfect pair would be Cosentino’s DEKTON surface, an Ultra Compact surface with zero pores, it can withstand high heat, and anything can wipe clean from the surface. The PITT Cooktop is very easy to clean and you can take the knobs off the top of the burners to easily clean.

Cosentino’s Dekton Pietra Kode Collection, Designed by Architect Daniel Germani, reinterprets for Dekton the atemporal beauty and classiness of three stones used throughout history in the most iconic architectural masterpieces in the world: Vicenza, Travertine and Ceppo.

Colors with a neutral versatility and effortless elegance but with an edge that can suit every space of a project, indoors like a fireplace or a bathroom and outdoors for a BBQ or an infinite pool. These surfaces are sustainable and easy to clean.

Classic Never Goes Out of Style

Planning a kitchen is a time-consuming and relatively expensive undertaking.  When compiling your kitchen wish list, it’s important to remember that this is a largely permanent feature in your home.  The average life of a remodel is 20 years, before it begins to look dated and feel worn.  So be careful to consider design elements with longevity to keep your kitchen looking fresh – and your happiness with it.  In this example, Bellehaven Designs began with a classic blue and white palette, made fresher and more relevant with white upper cabinets and a navy island and lower cabinets.  Classic marble-like Cambria quartz countertops provided beauty and durability.  And a beautiful brass bridge faucet creates a nice focal point on the island.  The Subzero/Wolf appliances are not only beautiful, but will also work beautifully for decades to come.

Photo by Scott Edwards, EFG Image

Make it Personal

Personal expression is always in style. Celebrate your individuality. In this kitchen, designed by Bellehaven Designs for a female CIO, they wanted to capture her vibrant and glamorous personality.  Inspired by a Barbara Barry piece from Baker, Bellehaven Designs began with multi-hued cabinets in crisp glazed white and rich tobacco stain.  The showstopper is the backsplash over the cooktop, by Artistic Tile.  This waterjet mosaic creates a vivid focal point for this kitchen.  Another individualistic touch was the mini crystal chandelier pendants, that we anchored to the ceiling with an antique mirrored design element.

Phil Serratore, Phillip Gregory Photography
Phil Serratore, Phillip Gregory Photography

Hand Finished, Natural Beauty

O’Brien Harris, Chicago-based designers and makers of custom cabinets, doesn’t follow trends per se– they design and fabricate heirloom quality fitted cabinetry designed and made for forever homes.  What are they crushing on right now? Ann Stockard from O’Brien Harris loves hand finished natural cabinetry with layers of depth and character.

“My favorite part of the kitchen is the Character Oak cabinetry, in our London Oak finish. The knots and imperfections in the wood bring an organic quality to the cabinets that is warm and friendly. The painted cabinets have a hand-brushed finish that adds texture to the space. These are sprayed at our factory and back-brushed by hand for an artesian feel.”

Ann Stockard, Designer at O’Brien Harris

Make it Shine

When it comes to finishes in the kitchen, one design trend DiVinci Painters is seeing more and more of is high gloss kitchen cabinetry. This application can be sprayed or brushed, depending on home owner or designer preference. In this particular project, DiVinci Painters used Fine Paints of Europe high gloss paint, available through JC Licht. This mirrored finish gives any kitchen a unique look and the results are beautiful in any color! 

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