27 Ultimate Kitchen Design Ideas For 2023

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Are you ready to give your kitchen a refresh this year? Are you looking for exciting and innovative design ideas? If you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen this year, you’ll be glad to know that 2023 is brimming with exciting kitchen design ideas.

From traditional-style farmhouse and retro revival designs to modern metal elements and hidden appliances, there are plenty of ways to make your kitchen shine in 2023. Whether you want a classic look or something more modern, these interior design ideas are sure to inspire you. Read on to learn more about how you can create your dream kitchen in 2023! 

1. Industrial Design Elements

Industrial-style kitchens are becoming increasingly popular for their utilitarian aesthetic and natural materials. Think stainless steel appliances, exposed piping, concrete floors, and minimalist accents.

You can also add metal accents, such as pendant lights or range hoods, for an extra dose of industrial flair. To keep the look from feeling too cold, you can add warm tones like copper or brass accents throughout the living space. 

2. Hidden Appliances In Drawers Or Behind Panels

Another great way to give your kitchen layout a sleek finish is by installing drawers with secret compartments for stashing small appliances such as blenders or stand mixers. This can help free up counter space while still keeping your necessary tools close at hand.

You could also hide larger appliances behind panels made from wood or glass. This way, you don’t have to worry about unsightly cooking appliances cluttering up countertops or taking up valuable space in your kitchen.  

3. Double Sinks To Double Islands

Kitchen with double islands and double sinks

If you’re looking for an easy way to spruce up your kitchen design in 2023, consider adding a double sink or even a double island. An island kitchen provides a luxurious feel while also making meal prep easier than ever before. Plus, it will provide plenty of extra storage space for all of your cooking needs. 

A double island kitchen is becoming increasingly popular because it offers more counter space without taking up too much room. They are especially handy if you have a large family or need a large entertaining space for guests. And if you have space in the middle between the two islands, you can add bar stools or use it to create an extra workspace perfect for prepping food or kneading dough.

4. Innovative Appliances

The modern kitchen wouldn’t be complete without high-tech appliances that have made cooking easier than ever before. From induction cooktops and smart ovens that can be controlled with just a few taps on your smartphone or tablet to refrigerators with built-in cameras so that you can see what groceries you need without opening the door–the possibilities are endless. 

There are also induction cooktops with built-in sensors that detect when no one’s around and switch off automatically for added safety and energy savings. Plus, many refrigerators now come with LED lighting and touchscreen displays, so you can easily adjust the appliance’s settings. 

5. Touchless Faucets

Touchless faucets are becoming more common thanks to their convenience factor–instead of having to turn a knob every time you need water, all you need is one simple wave of your hand. This technology is also helpful from a hygiene standpoint since it eliminates any potential cross-contamination from touching frequently used surfaces like faucet handles or knobs. 

Touchless faucets are not only incredibly convenient, but they also help reduce water waste by automatically shutting off after each use. Plus, there are tons of options available in different styles and finishes so that you can find one that fits into your existing decor seamlessly.  

6. Creative Color Contrasts

A kitchen with walnut cabinets and yellow walls

When it comes to designing a modern kitchen in 2023, don’t be afraid to experiment with color contrasts. Try pairing deep navy cabinets with light gray walls for an eye-catching contrast that will make any room stand out from the rest.

Or go bold by pairing white cabinets with black walls for a sleek yet timeless look. One effective strategy for picking contrasting colors for your kitchen is to choose two colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel. The possibilities are almost limitless when it comes to creative color contrasts.

7. Dramatic Dark Woods

Dark woods are making a comeback in 2023! This trend can be seen in kitchen cabinetry and flooring, as well as furniture and other décor pieces. The idea is to create an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and dramatic with the use of deep, earthy tones like mahogany, cherry, and walnut.

Accentuate the look with black appliances and metal elements for a contemporary edge. Alternatively, opt for lighter woods such as maple or ash for a softer contrast that is still just as chic.  

8. Open-Plan With Partitions and Nooks

Open-plan kitchens have been popular for years, but this year we’re seeing an uptick in the use of partitions and nooks. These partitioned spaces can be used as a dining room or as a living area within the kitchen. This allows homeowners to create a more cohesive open space look while still maintaining separate areas within their kitchen.

Install different levels of countertops that can act as room dividers while still allowing air and light to flow through the space freely. Add furniture such as bar stools or seating areas in nooks so that each part of the kitchen feels like its own special space without being too closed off from the rest of the room. 

9. Retro Design Revival

Interior of light retro design kitchen with red fridge, white counters and dining table

For those who love classic styles but don’t want something too dated or outdated, retro design is making a comeback in 2023! Think bright colors and patterns paired with sleek lines and curves reminiscent of mid-century modern designs.

Consider using open shelving, a tile backsplash, wallpapers with large prints, graphic tiling on floors, and vintage-inspired color palettes to achieve a trendy retro design look.

10. Pantries, Sculleries, And Mudrooms

Pantries, sculleries, and mudrooms are becoming increasingly popular additions to kitchens this year. These multi-functional spaces allow homeowners to store food items, cookware, and other items while keeping them organized and out of sight.

11. Farmhouse Trend Still Going Strong

bright, spacious and modern farmhouse style kitchen

The farmhouse trend is still going strong in 2023! This includes painted cabinets with exposed hinges, distressed furniture pieces, wood flooring, neutral colors on walls, statement lighting fixtures such as pendants or chandeliers, rustic wood beams on ceilings or walls, and more.

12. Accent LED Lighting

LED lights are perfect for creating ambient lighting throughout your kitchen space. They come in many different shapes and sizes, so you can easily find one that will fit your needs perfectly. You can also get creative by using colored LED lights as accents throughout your kitchen space for a unique modern style.

13. More Metal Design Elements

Metals like stainless steel and brass have become increasingly popular this year due to their durability and ability to add a touch of sophistication to any room. Metallic elements such as range hoods or backsplashes paired with wooden cabinets will give your kitchen an elegant yet modern feel.  

14. Pendant Lights And Other Statement Lighting

Statement lighting installed by Fabling Built.

One of the biggest trends in kitchen design right now is statement lighting. Whether it’s unique pendant lights or an eye-catching chandelier, statement lighting can be used to add a touch of personality to any space.

It can also create an interesting focal point that breaks up an otherwise monotonous layout. You can also use multiple statement lights, such as chandeliers or sconces, to create ambient lighting or task lighting throughout your kitchen.

15. Gold Plumbing Fixtures And Sinks

Move over stainless steel! Gold fixtures and sinks are all the rage right now. Gold plumbing fixtures and sinks are becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchens as they give an air of luxury and sophistication while still providing function and utility.

Gold plumbing fixtures can add a touch of luxury to any kitchen while still being easy to clean and maintain. If you want something a bit more subtle, opt for gold accents instead–like a golden faucet or sink handle–for a chic finishing touch. 

16. Custom Range Hoods

A custom range hood is another great way to add style and character to your kitchen while also providing the necessary ventilation. You can choose from several styles, including contemporary, traditional, rustic, or modern designs–or you can go all out with a custom range hood made just for your kitchen. Custom range hoods are perfect for those who want something truly unique in their space. 

17. Matching Indoor And Outdoor Kitchens

Many homeowners are now opting for matching indoor and outdoor kitchens so that they can entertain seamlessly no matter what time of year it is.

18. Decorative Mirrors, Artwork, And Lamps

Decorative mirrors, artwork, and lamps are all great ways to spruce up your kitchen without breaking the bank. Adding these elements will help bring life into your space without overwhelming it with too many materials or colors. This design idea works in small kitchen remodels as well as larger ones

19. Durable Engineered Counters And Sinks

Countertops and sinks have come a long way in recent years, and this trend is sure to continue into 2023. Expect to see plenty of durable engineered counters and sinks made from materials like quartz, granite, or even ceramic composite.

Not only do these materials look great, but they also offer superior durability compared to traditional stone options. This means you won’t have to worry about scratches or chips developing over time. Engineered counters and sinks are perfect for those who want their kitchens to stand up against wear and tear without sacrificing style points.

20. Dedicated Coffee Spaces

Coffee station as a kitchen design idea

A dedicated coffee space is an excellent way to add convenience and save counter space in your kitchen at the same time. Think built-in espresso machines with cabinets underneath for storing mugs or other coffee accessories.

Plus, having a dedicated space for making coffee gives your kitchen a sleek and modern aesthetic. Whether you opt for an integrated coffee maker or just a dedicated area in which you can store all your coffee needs will depend on how much space you have available in your home.

21. Warm Tones And Soft Colors

Warm tones such as reds, oranges, yellows, creams, and browns have been gaining popularity lately when it comes to kitchen ideas for 2023. These colors offer a cozy atmosphere that makes any kitchen feel inviting and comfortable.

22. Majestic Marble–And Not Just For Countertops

Marble has been used in kitchens for centuries, but it’s making a comeback in 2023 with its luxurious texture and timeless beauty. This year, we’re seeing more people opt for marble not just on their countertops but also on their floors, walls, backsplashes, and islands.

Marble is also being used as an accent material throughout the entire kitchen. For example, try pairing a marble backsplash with granite countertops.

23. Living Room Comfort Comes To The Kitchen

It’s no secret that living room comfort has made its way into the kitchen over the past few years, but this trend is unlikely to die down anytime soon–especially not in 2023! Homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to make their kitchens feel cozier and more inviting–which is why living room comforts are making their way into kitchens across the country.

Look out for soft rugs underfoot, comfortable seating areas where the family can gather during meal prep (or enjoy meals), freestanding furniture, and even TVs mounted on walls so you can watch while you cook! 

24. Sleek, Handleless Cabinets

Opened white drawer in a kitchen cabinet with an handleless front

Sleek handleless cabinets provide a modern look without sacrificing any storage space or functionality needed in a busy household kitchen. These cabinets provide both form and function; they look incredibly modern while still providing plenty of storage space inside them.

Handleless cabinets can be opened easily by pushing a finger into a small indentation on each door–a simple yet impactful detail that adds elegance without compromising practicality. 

25. Noteworthy Natural Elements

Natural elements such as plants or wood accents help add warmth and texture to any room–including kitchens! Some popular design trends in 2023 include potted plants on windowsills or hanging from ceiling beams; wooden shelves instead of metal ones; natural stone floors; natural-fiber rugs; and wicker storage baskets.

Natural elements are a great way of adding texture and warmth to any space while still maintaining an air of sophistication–especially in kitchens with plenty of natural light.

26. Cabinets With Specialized Storage Spaces

This year, consider investing in cabinets with specialized storage spaces that are tailored to fit items like your Instant Pot or air fryer. This will give you an extra organized look while also providing easy access to all of your gadgets when it’s time for dinner. 

27. Hidden Charging Stations

The days of tangled cords and unsightly charging outlets are over! Hidden charging stations are one of the hottest kitchen trends for 2023 and provide a sleek solution for all of your electronic needs.

Whether you’re looking for something built-in or standalone, these cleverly hidden stations make it easy to power up phones, tablets, and laptops without sacrificing style. Bonus points if you find one with USB ports so that no adapter is required.

Let Fabling Built Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life In 2023

If any of these kitchen design trends speak to you, we’d love to help turn your vision into reality. We’re experts at kitchen design and would be more than happy to chat with you about how we can help make your dream kitchen a reality.

All you have to do is fill out our contact form today, and one of our Fabling Built kitchen designer team members will reach out to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon!