As of 2015, some kitchen design trends include gray cabinets, open shelving and bright colors for sinks and other fixtures. Other emerging trends include statement lighting, brightly colored wall paper and metallic fixtures and details.
According to Forbes, many major kitchen trends attempt to join modern and traditional design elements. Kitchens that use this design type may have sleek and modern appliances, or other modern conveniences like hidden cabinets or storage spaces. However, the overall look of the kitchen is inviting and welcoming rather than sleek and modern. A traditional look can be accomplished through the use of classic design elements like wallpaper, curtains and hardwood floors.