Trend 7: (Faux) Hardcore Finishes
Combining function and purpose, interior design has an edgier feel than ever before. In 2018, it is showing heavily in the kitchen. Heavy metal hardware and concrete are industrial design mainstays but are not always the easiest materials to access, afford, or work with. This year, faux finishes are making a hardcore comeback. Cabinet doors, for instance, are now offered in concrete-effect materials. They can even be sprayed with a concrete finish.
There are also plenty of other ways to create an industrial design feel in your kitchen. No-frills metal or iron racks can be used for open storage. Functional subway tile and stainless steel are ideal backsplash materials. Factory lighting is especially edgy over an island.