SAN DIEGO — A surge in bold color choices for cabinetry and tile is among the leading trends expected to drive kitchen design in 2024, a leading West Coast retailer is predicting.
According to PIRCH, a San Diego-based retail chain for kitchen, bath and outdoor products, kitchen consumers will increasingly “bid farewell to the era of monotonous, monochromatic white-on-white kitchens (and) think rich earth tones, smoky blues, vibrant reds, earthy greens, and luxurious purples – injecting a fresh and dynamic energy into the heart of the home.”
PIRCH, which operates seven locations in southern California – with an eighth opening in Santa Monica this year – recently curated a collection of the top trends that the retailer predicted “is set to dominate the scene in the coming year.”
Aside from an increase in colorful cabinet and tile selections, PIRCH pointed to a continued integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.
“As homeowners increasingly seek a stronger connection to nature, taking culinary activities outside becomes a logical extension, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living,” PIRCH said.
Other notable 2024 design trends, PIRCH noted, include:
- Textured Tile Transformations: Textured tiles, also known as tactile or 3D tiles, is a “transformative addition (that) not only enhances the visual appeal of a space, but also introduces layers, dimension and a tactile experience for the user, PIRCH said.
- Geometric Patterns in Focus: The market is likely to witness “an explosion of geometric patterned tile in 2024,” PIRCH predicted. “The versatility in colors, sizes, shapes, and patterns allows homeowners to craft a truly unique and personalized look to their home,” the retailer forecast.
- Vent Hoods as a Focal Point: PIRCH said it is encouraging design professionals to “make a statement” with kitchen vent hoods, “positioning it as the focal point of your culinary space.”
“The rationale behind this trend is simple,” the company said. “If meticulous consideration goes into the coordination of kitchen cabinets, countertops, and flooring, why not apply the same logic to the range hood?”