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Kitchen Design Trends | Blog

The place where you enjoy your morning coffee, prepare the most important meal of the day, and unwind with your family in the evening, your kitchen really is “the heart of the home.” At Heartland Builders, we design our kitchens with the high-style features and open space you need to enhance your daily routine!


From patterns to fixtures and everything in between, our talented and inventive designer, Jen, wanted to share a few of her favorite kitchen design trends of the year. Sit back, relax, and get inspired to turn your space into your all-time dream kitchen!


Soft Colors: There’s nothing like soft-colored cabinets to give the entire kitchen a warm, welcoming vibe. I love classic white or cream, as well as honey- or ash-toned cabinets.


Soft Colors


Unique Island: A center Island that’s a different color stain than the rest of the kitchen truly makes it stand apart and adds to its appeal. Try gray, navy, or medium gray stain.


Shaker Doors: This modern style of cabinet door looks incredible with subway tiles that vary in size and detail (bevel, edge differences, etc.)


Fun Tile Patterns: Nothing catches the eye like a bold pattern! Right now, I’m seeing a lot of geo, hex, linear, penny, and cement tiles with repeated patterns. See what you’re drawn to the most! 


Tile Patterns


Hints of Gold: Tossing in a bit of gold with a neutral like black goes a long way in the kitchen. You can try this sleek look with lighting, cabinet hardware, and plumbing.


Open Shelves: Contemporary and chic, open shelves are a great way to put your personality and style on display. While they shouldn’t replace cabinets completely, the “occasional” open shelf makes a big statement.


Open Shelves


So much time is spent in the kitchen… why not turn it into a focal point? If you’re eager to design (and enjoy!) a brand new kitchen of your own, all of us at Heartland Builders can’t wait to meet you! Contact us at 616-205-5430 to learn more about building a brand new home in Grand Rapids.