In honor of Emily’s Interiors Designers announcing their winners for the “Ugly Kitchen Contest,” (winners received a FREE 3D Design of their dream kitchens), we thought we would discuss timeless kitchen trends! These kitchen trends will be sure to withstand the ever-changing styles each year. No matter your design aesthetic, customizing these ticket items can guarantee a kitchen you’ll love time and again.

Classic White Kitchen

There’s a reason white kitchens are everywhere, but that doesn’t mean each one is the same. Depending how you dress it up, your white kitchen can look different than your neighbors. The main takeaway is that this style isn’t going anywhere!

Timeless Subway Tile

After many decades, subway tile is still here to stay. Subway tile works with any color, any kitchen, and any budget. You can even style it in any pattern. The way it is placed introduces personality that other more decorative tiles may automatically elicit, but subway tile is subtle and a survivor to temporary contenders.

Shaker Style Cabinets

Sometimes simplicity is key, especially when it comes to cabinetry. Shaker style cabinets are the staple for farmhouse kitchens, but when paired with your choice of hardware, they can seamlessly blend with any aesthetic. 

Whether or not shaker is the style for you, being sure to customize your cabinetry guarantees a cleaner counter top and an easier lifestyle. Encasing appliances as built-ins or creating pantry storage will be a kitchen trend that never ceases to fade. 

A Well-Lit Island

We spend a lot of time in our kitchens simply preparing food or entertaining guests. Since the function of the kitchen will always remain the same, the need for space will also stay in high demand. When it comes to incorporating a kitchen island, dividing ample room for additional workspace and barstool seating makes for a stunning multi-purpose item that’s only missing its spotlight. 

Pendant lighting paired with an island is a popular way to dress up your kitchen across the decades. As for what style to initially choose, that’s up to you. Better yet, lighting can be easily installed and replaced, so when you find a style you want to swap in, there’s nothing standing in the way of your perfect pendant.

Ways To Accessorize 

Building your kitchen to reflect who you are and what you like can feel like an impossible task, especially when trying to achieve a timeless design. A kitchen design, and design as a whole, is more than choosing a style of cabinets and items to fill a space. The best way to personalize your kitchen and still have it never go out of style is to accessorize with color and/or metals. 

To save on budget, an option for accessorizing is to match appliances seamlessly when foregoing built-ins. Stainless steel can compliment any aesthetic and hardware your heart desires. As for adding color, look to your towels, plates, and plants for a subtle but harmonious effect.

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