The trend this year when remodeling a new home is to create a space that looks broad and clean with a slightly elongated design and the use of organic materials, such as marble and wood, for decoration.
Marble is what defines the kitchen of 2018. Its slabs are being used in the countertops of the central island and the mesons, to give the visual illusion of more breadth; as well as in the “backsplash” and the walls, but in the form of tiles (tile) that can be square, rectangular, round, triangular or hexagonal, according to the decoration.
“Marble is an immaculate stone that contributes to the decoration structure and a very organic atmosphere,” highlights Carlos Antonio. “And the good thing is that now some companies are creating a material that looks like this, but is much more resistant, less porous and very easy to maintain.”
With neutral colors
The kitchen 2018 is defined by furniture and cabinets in white or gray or made of wood.
“These colors are being used because, like marble, they give amplitude and clearly outline the architectural design of the kitchen,” explains the interior designer, who has several awards and recognition for his creations.
As the goal is to create a visually ample space, light plays a vital role in the design.
“The modern kitchen has LED lights, direct and indirect, that are more efficient in luminosity and energy consumption and come today with a warm luminosity,” details the design professional. “And it also combines a [but of a large dimension], two or three hanging lamps on the central island, if you have one.”
Silver and gold accents
As it has been used in the decoration of a few years ago, the appliances, the dishwasher and the kitchen accessories are used in stainless steel or a copper tone, as well as in the so-called “pink gold,” which is very close to this year.