7 Fresh New Kitchen Trends We’re Obsessed With

It’s time to shake up the classics.

By Jenn Rose Smith

Nothing dates a home quite like the kitchen. In fact, if you lived in the suburbs your exact age can basically be calculated by the type and color of countertops you grew up with. (We had an off-white formica, so you do the math.) Fortunately, these days we’re seeing more options when it comes to keeping a kitchen current. While this decade is bound to be remembered for basics like subway tile and Carrara marble, there are plenty of fun directions to chose from when it comes to current kitchen design. Some of my favorite new trends are the ones that draw from a rustic, pastoral perspective (think more freestanding furniture, fewer built-in cabinets and shelves.) I’ve rounded up seven of my favorite fresh new trends below. Scroll down to start designing your dream kitchen now!

photo by sky mcalpine for cup of jo

plaster walls

photo via linakwon

free standing cabinets

photo via elle decor

the color green

photo by jane beiles for the new york times

open pantries

photo via home depot

built in butcher blocks

photo via elle decor uk

basket pendant shades

photo by studio mcgee

non-standard sized fridges (we’re especially loving the tall and skinny ones!)