Timeless Kitchen Style: Why These 'Trends' Never Fade

BY Wolf Home Products |

Wallpaper. Hanging pot racks. Desks. Brightly colored appliances.

These are just a few examples of kitchen trends that used to be hot commodities before quickly fading out of existence. Conduct enough searches online, and you'll find many other stylistic embellishments that fell by the wayside and onto the forgotten scrap heap. However, your sleuthing might also identify a few timeless kitchen trends that continue to pop up throughout different periods and areas.

If you want kitchen designs that will outlast current and future styles while continuing to look exceptional, here are some choices that never seem to fade out of view.

1. Creative Storage SolutionsHanover Grey Sinkbase Caddy

The quest to make kitchens more functional has existed for a long time, and it doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon.

If you want to join in on maximizing your available space and minimizing clutter, you'll find a variety of options through Wolf Home Products' expansive inventory of storage solutions. Keep your pots and pans organized and damage-free with specialized drawers, or hide the unfavorable sights and smells of your garbage can with a pull-out container.

We also offer cutlery inserts, spice organizers, and other organizational tools to satisfy your kitchen vision.

2. Kitchen Islands

Initially gaining prominence in the years following World War II, islands served as an answer to houses that shifted from closed floor plans to open concepts. The latter promoted more freedom of movement, but it also cut down on storage and counter space.

While the idea of the island has evolved, it has remained a staple in kitchens of all kinds. In particular, oversized, single-level islands have become a go-to option. They're multi-functional, supply ample prep space for cooking, offer spots to install appliances and sinks, and serve as casual eating spaces. Install cabinetry — including your preferred storage solutions — underneath the island to make it a real jack of all trades.

They're flexible in appearance, too, as they serve to demonstrate your style through different countertops, paint colors, accessories, hardware and more.

3. Subway Tile

Backsplashes are a must in the modern kitchen, and a lot of homeowners get creative with their choices. That said, subway tile is one classic design that has appeared in kitchens since the 1970s and '80s. While it experienced a temporary lull through the '90s and 2000s, it never really went away.

Its origins date back even further than the time of disco and big hair, with designers George C. Heins and Christopher Grant La Farge fabricating those iconic 3″ x 6″ rectangles as a wall material for New York City's first subway station in 1904. It gained popularity because it does not stain and it's easy to clean, which is a huge reason why it integrates so well into kitchen areas.

Replicate a similar concept within your kitchen with the help of Wolf AccentsTM — a selection of tiles and backsplashes. Our Vanilla Crackle option nails the distinctive, clean look of subway tiles.

4. White ColoringSomerset White Kitchen Cabinets

This "trend" is practically a given.

The shades change, as do the accessories, hardware and complementary pieces, but white continues to reign supreme as the color of choice for plenty of homeowners. White breathes positivity, airiness and brightness into your space, and it helps to create the illusion of increased size.

White emphasizes cleanliness and good hygiene, both highly desirable traits, and that's what has unsurprisingly driven subway tiles to their level of popularity. Beautiful white cabinets, of which Wolf Home Products carries several variations, pair well with an infinite array of decorations and styles, meaning you can easily mold the entire kitchen to fit your desired ambiance.

Doubling-down with vibrant countertop materials is another common approach.

Find a Local Dealer to See Wolf Storage Solutions

Whether you're searching for cabinets, tiles or countertops, Wolf Home Products carries a solution for you. Contact a dealer in your area to explore available products and solidify an enduring trend within your home.