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The kitchen is the heart of the home. You want a kitchen that reflects your personal style, fits in with the rest of your decor, and feels like a welcoming space where friends and family can gather and create lasting memories.

If you are thinking about making some minor changes to update your kitchen, or perhaps a total redo, here are a few of the top kitchen design trends for 2017.

1. Black and white

One of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now is a black-and-white color palette. Gleaming black counter tops paired with traditional white cabinetry create a classic space with a modern feel. All white kitchens—from the traditional farm-house style to an elegant space with marble counter tops, remain a popular choice. Add a touch of black to your all-white space with new accessories or fixtures to refresh your kitchen and make it look on-trend.

2. Shades of gray

Want to update your kitchen cabinets without the expense of replacing them? Consider painting them a soothing shade of gray. This wonderful neutral has been a popular color for interior walls the past few years, and that trend is expanding to cabinetry. Pair cool gray cabinets with some warmer wood accents for an eye-catching look.

3. Consider your counter tops

Durable, beautiful quartz counter tops continue to be a popular choice for today’s kitchen design. Want the look of natural stone without the cost? Today’s laminate counter tops mimic the look of granite at a fraction of the cost. Unlike laminates of the past, these lookalikes features a natural looking pattern and a wide range of edge options. Wood is another counter top material that is making a comeback in 2017.

4. Not-so-basic black

Does your home have a modern vibe? Consider upping the drama of your contemporary space with sleek black kitchen cabinets. The all black kitchen is a hot trend for 2017.

5. Mix your metals and go bold

Pulls, knobs, handles and light fixtures are like jewelry for your home. There are so many interesting choices these days, you can easily spruce up your space without breaking your budget! Mixing metals is a trend right now. You don’t have to have all stainless, bronze or brass hardware. Mix it up for an eclectic look. Opt for drama when choosing light fixtures, as well. Oversized shades on basic bulbs above your bar create drama.

Whether you are looking to completely redo your kitchen or just freshen up the space, research today’s kitchen design trends to help you find a look that is perfect for you.

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