12 kitchen design trends that will disappear in 2023 | Update News

A beautifully designed kitchen is essential for several reasons. First of all, it is the place where we spend the most time with our family, cooking, eating or even working. It’s also important to keep in mind that the right kitchen can increase the resale value of a home.

While all-white and rustic kitchens have been popular for almost too many years now (blame it on the pandemic or supply chains), homeowners, designers and developers are finally starting to see kitchen styles evolve. Elements that were once “must have” became “disliked”. Here are twelve kitchen design trends that will disappear in 2023, according to experts and interior designers.

All white kitchens

Los Angeles real estate broker Lori Levin Harris of Brock and Lori tells me, “All white is a thing of the past. Over the past decade, we have seen white walls, white tiles and Carrera marble. People are fed up with these muted palettes and designers are adding the colors we love.”

Most designers also agree that white-on-white kitchens will look dated in 2023. So what color will the new white be? There is not one answer here. Alice Arterberry and Barrett Cooke of Arterberry Cooke believe that the latest kitchens will feature two or three contrasting, complementary hues. “Monochrome kitchens lack depth and visual interest. Complementary shades in the kitchen can elevate a space while remaining timeless.”

Interior designer Kirsten Blazek from a1000xBetter sees the return of dark wood furniture. “For many years, white oak cabinetry has dominated kitchen design, but I think that era is coming to an end and we will start to see richer palettes in kitchen design. The right dark brown wardrobe is timeless and can be paired with many other fantastic finishes.”

open kitchens

Open floor plans and especially open kitchens are controversial topics in the design world right now. While this is a practical choice for some, many homeowners are tired of this design choice in the post-pandemic world. Harris’ clients are asking for kitchen walls to be closed. “Especially for families, people no longer want to see dirty plates and cereal boxes while they are dining or having fun. We have open plan clients building walls to separate their kitchens from their dining rooms. This more traditional style is making a comeback with the separation of the kitchen, dining and living areas. This allows you to create a unique space.”

Matte black hardware

While matte black hardware was everywhere in 2022, expect to see fewer in 2023. Matte black hardware has never appealed to me, but I understand that some appreciate the minimalist nature of matte black and darker tones when opting for a prettier look,” says interior designer Sarah Weichel of Swike.

So what is a good alternative? Weichel recommends using oiled bronze for a fresher look. She also predicts that next year we will see more polished nickels and chrome.

Upper cabinet

The days of standard closed upper cabinets are starting to dwindle and will be replaced by open shelves. Sapna Aggarwal of Bungalowe tells me, “Upper cabinets are disappearing. Beautifully designed open shelving isn’t going anywhere. Eliminating upper cabinets is a great way to save money and create an opportunity to showcase your personality by creating beautifully designed vignettes.”

But doing it right also means it needs to be edited and not overloaded. “Our customers are very fond of hiding everything from dishes to household appliances. Gone are the days when pottery and cookbooks were on display – now a minimalistic, uncluttered look. Cookbooks should be kept in the pantry and appliances tucked away behind cabinets to give a zen and laconic feel,” says Harris.

faux finish

In 2023, everything will stay in the kitchen, according to Lauren Cherkas, president and chief sales officer of Artistic Tile. “Fake something [such as quartz that looks like marble] is definitely a kitchen trend that will disappear for luxury consumers in 2023. For the discerning client, natural stone for floors, countertops and backsplashes is the only way. It’s a classic look that goes beyond trends.”

Cherkas also believes that such finishes will serve homeowners better in the long run. “With its durability, it is also a sustainable choice. With minimal maintenance, it can last longer than many other items in the kitchen.”

Herringbone aprons

Herringbone backsplashes became popular again around the same time as herringbone floors a few years ago, but according to Christopher Peacock, founder and CEO of Christopher Peacock, the style’s days are numbered. “Herringbone patterns are good for the floor, but not so good for the backsplash, as it can get too busy and you need a large area to appreciate it to its fullest.”

Carrera Marble

This is another hot topic because Carrera marble, while beautiful and loved by almost everyone, has become almost annoyingly ubiquitous. So in 2023 we are likely to see a lot less of it. Peacock believes homeowners can do better. “I think the Carrera is overused and the classic Carrera has changed so much that it’s hard to find a good stove now. It’s not for me unless I find a good piece that has a lot of white in it. There are so many white marbles out there, but they are very expensive, so Carrera might be good on a budget, but it’s not considered as beautiful as other white marbles.”

Household appliances in assortment

Installing a microwave above the stove has been the standard for years, but now that standard is changing. “Just say no to the placement of household appliances out of range. Creating a fabulous design feature from the space above your stove far outweighs the utilitarian trend of using this area to place your appliance. Some people might say it’s a shame not to use this cabinet top for extra storage or appliances,” says Tamarra Younis of Union Of The Art Interiors.

Modern Aesthetics

HGTV star and interior designer Francesca Grace Home shares that the organic kitchen aesthetic is starting to look dated. “As a maximalist, I tend to stay away from neutral palettes and I think there will be a lot more color in the kitchen in 2023. Think lots of rich color hues like dark green, black and blue, even merlot cabinets with more distinctive marble-like countertops with beautiful veins.”

Rustic Kitchens

Live, laugh and love that rustic kitchens will no longer be trendy in 2023 “We’ve all seen them over and over again and it’s time to update this style, which can be easily done. This is a trend that has begun to become mainstream. We want to see more character and personality in the kitchen and I think we’ll see a lot of that in the future,” says Grace.


Arterberry and Cook tell me that patterned tile aprons are becoming less preferred. “Patterned or mosaic wall tiles can create an overloaded aesthetic and look non-functional. Choose a solid stone slab to match the countertop for a calm, simple look. You can also have fun with cabinet paint. [instead]”.

Cool cutting edge design

Renata Vasconez and Samantha Gallagher, co-founders of IG Workshop, predict that cold modern elements such as glossy finishes and sharp edges will be replaced by warmer and more inviting styles. “Kitchens have become cozier and warmer, designers have abandoned glossy finishes and sharp edges. We’re looking at curved islands, wood tones, and interesting use of textures. Glossy slabs replace polished and leather-covered stones, and bolder colors are used in the design.”


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