Designer Insights Great Outdoors

The Latest Design Trends for Outdoor Kitchens

Viking1Outdoor kitchens were immensely popular in 2013 and still seem to be on the rise in 2014. With this in mind, designers are adding more sizing options when it comes to shelves and tables for outdoor patios and decks. Along with these updates, designers are also giving homeowners more color choices for counters, wine storage, kegerators, warming drawers and many other items left to the imagination of true outdoor entertainers.

Outdoor Fabrics
With outdoor kitchens being in high demand, many homeowners want to make their patios more comfortable by using outdoor fabrics that resemble interior styles. The perfect combination of fabrics and textures in outdoor furniture, curtains and pillows can bring the warmth and coziness of the indoors to the outdoors.

Color Trends for the Outdoor Kitchen
Radiant Orchid has been predicted by PANTONE to be 2014’s color of the year. This color, which exudes love, joy and health, is expected to make its way outside as well. Violet Tulip and Cayenne beautifully accent Radiant Orchid when it comes to design. Though these colors are predicted to be the new trend, we’ll still see various shades of blues and greens thrown into the mix for those who don’t want to go
quite as bold with purple hues.