Over the past decade the focus has shifted away from the stained woods and detailed mouldings, and towards a much cleaner and simpler design aesthetic. The kitchen-of-the-moment (for the past four years or so) is what we are calling 'transitional' (meaning that it is a blend of 'classic' and 'modern' design) and has typically been white cabinets with white marble counters (either calacatta, carrara or occasionally danby) and dark-stained wood floors. White, white and more white. And while I absolutely love the look and feel of a white kitchen, and I agree that the look is timeless (at least when done in a way that balances the simplicity in form of modern design with the feeling of comfort evoked in more classic kitchens), I've got to say that I am ready for a change.
So what's the new white?
Check back next week and I'll tell you what we've been seeing a lot of lately, but in the mean time we'd love to hear your thoughts...
What does your dream kitchen look like?