Any kitchen in a home used to be swept off to the side, or in the back of the home. It was a place that was simply used only to prepare food and cook meals, oftentimes seen as nondescript in serving a functional purpose. In recent years design trends have changed, and with them, the function of kitchens. With open floor plan kitchens, we have been them evolve into the epicenter of the house, serving as gathering places and offering inclusivity for all. With only a few months left in the year 2022, we will see a new set of trends in the new year. Continue to read to find some of the must-have trends in 2023, and what will be in. 

1. Metro Tiles 2023 Kitchen Trends

Tile kitchen backslashes are going to make a return in 2023, but this time, we are anticipating a shiner version. Say your goodbyes to matte finishes, and say hello to earthenware that will be so much easier to clean! To attain a super trendy kitchen in 2023, opt for rectangular tiles in the metropolitan style. 

2. Sunny Kitchen 

A 2023 trend we will see in kitchens is not a new concept, but one that should be adopted all over. Try some expansive windows along the countertop, or extra-wide light pipes hanging above the island or stove. Welcoming the natural light and creating a visual connection with the scenes of nature is the aim of this trend. If you add a few green plants to the kitchen shelves the biophilic design will dominate the trends over the next few years. 

3. Natural Materials 

The use of natural materials is becoming a priority when it comes to replacing the use of plastic completely. When it comes down to it, marble, granite, and unpainted wood cabinets are essential elements of the new trend, giving off a rich aesthetic quality, as well as health benefits. These natural materials do not often require chemical treatment when cleaning. 

4. New Cabinet Design 

In 2023, when it comes to new cabinet designs, you can choose between two of the most popular upcoming designs: the minimalist style, where you will see fewer hardware, such as knobs and handles, and the flat-fronted cabinets that draw the eye. But be warned, automatic opening systems requiring pressure on the door are still trending for avid cooks. 

5. Designer Kitchen Lighting 

Lighting is crucial when it comes to interior design. Depending on the lighting, the tone and mood of the room can be set. Whether it is warm or cool, this element of decoration should not be neglected. The trend for 2023 when it comes to lighting is clean and refined. Think of unique handcrafted models as assets. Looking for minimalist designs to compliment the cabinets? This is a trend that will last well into the future of clean-looking kitchens. 

6. Metal Elements 

We discussed that marble and wood are must-haves for the natural look that 2023 is bringing on. Metals can complement the aforementioned. Think of the different shades of wood and metal that can bring forth warmth and contrast to stark marble surfaces. Copper details, or brushed nickel, are particularly suitable for achieving a contemporary look. 

7. Wallpaper

In 2023 it is anticipated that wallpaper will be present in the kitchen. Some wallpapers are specifically designed for kitchen areas. You can also apply a coat of water-based matte varnish to wallpaper once it has both sets and dried to seal the edges and seams for extra protection. Any kind of wallpaper that reminds one of nature, even if it is foliage, twigs, trees, fruit, or vegetables, can bring on a fresh look to your kitchen and contrast with minimalist furnishings. 

But, if your cabinetry is made up of ornaments, or your kitchen style is industrial, then simpler, lighter wallpaper should be a second choice. Abstract patterns and others that mimic metal are going to be popular in 2023. 

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8. Ecological Kitchen 

The second-hand trend is not just for fashion, and it is entirely possible to buy a reused kitchen. Buying used kitchens, or what is known as "ex-show" kitchens makes sense in that it allows for the recycling/reuse of products that are in pristine condition. In addition, you will luck out in saving a good amount of money to invest in a green household appliance. 

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