The Kitchen and Dining Trends to Look Out for in 2018

Who else scrolls through Pintrest, creating dream boards of all of your favorite kitchens dining rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms? Whether they come to fruition or not is beside the point – either way, you have the perfect home pictured in your mind.

As with fashion, interior trends change, so what you like the look of will most likely alter as new color palettes, hardware, appliances and shelving trends emerge. If you’re wondering which kitchen and dining room trends we’ll be seeing in the new year, continue reading on.

Kitchen Joinery:

Natural oak timbers have resurged back into our kitchen joinery and that’s an exciting trend that people have started to implement into designs. This doesn’t just mean that there is timber on the external cupboards, but also on the inside of the cupboards. There are many different kitchen designers who have been mixing up hand-painted kitchen with down to fine art.

Tapware and Joinery Hardware:

Brass tapware and joinery hardware is still going strong, but the classic chrome finish is still as popular today as it was a decade ago. Upgrading your joinery hardware will instantly update the look and feel of your kitchen. Go for either chrome, matte black or brass pulls or knobs.

Color Palette:

If you’re wanting to refresh your kitchen and dining room color palette, try shades of blue, moss or sage green, or neutral tones. All shades of blue, but especially navy, are still a hot trend that doesn’t seem to be losing its charm. While color is definitely a strong influence, so are neutral tones. Grey is popular, but we are starting to see it being replaced with the color of greige, a softer grey with a dose of taupe added to the mix.


Pendant lights can add warmth, mood and focus to kitchens and dining rooms, and are usually available at affordable prices. Creating a focal point in your kitchen by adding pendant lights and really add character and a little something extra to the room. You should consider choosing lighting that compliments your hardware in either hand blown glass, matte black, chrome or brass finishes.


When it comes to shelving trends, it is recommended that you add storage and charm with open shelves. Rather than cluttering your cupboards and pantry, invest in some glass jars and pull out your cookbooks, favorite crockery and add some potted herbs to display on open shelving. This is a cost effective option that will create impact and a homey feel.


While bold-colored and matte pastel appliances are all the rage at the moment, if you don’t want to replace your appliances often, it is suggested that you stick to classic colors.

This seems like a lot to digest, especially if you are on the fence about trying to keep your kitchen up-to-date on all of the trends. Let PlumbTile help. The expert employees will be able to help you match your upgrades to your already existing kitchen or they will help you choose the right options to keep your kitchen trendy for years to come.