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2023 Kitchen Design Trends to Give Your Galley Some Gusto!

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2023 is here, and so are the newest interior design trends taking over NYC. If your New York City kitchen needs an update, then check out NewDevRev’s tips for refreshing your space and bringing your home’s style to the next level. These are the 2023 kitchen design trends stylish New Yorkers need to know.

Modern Sinks and Fixtures

Sinks and fixtures are practical and important, but that does not mean they have to be boring. For a while now, stainless steel and brass have been the only fashionable choice for modern kitchens. Minimalism has reigned. However, 2023 is seeing a shift towards more playful and creative uses of materials. Here are the hot sink and fixture 2023 kitchen design trends.

Mixed Metals

Eclectic kitchens are in. Mix and match different metals and finishes to take advantage of this trend. Consider using a variety of materials like polished chrome, nickel, brass, and bronze. These metals are typically available in a variety of finishes and colors, ranging from shiny to matte. Play with this contrast to give your kitchen a unique and homey vibe.

Unconventional Colors

Matte black metal is becoming more and more popular for fixtures and sinks, serving as a rich and deep offset to colorful cabinetry and intricately patterned countertops. Another unconventional color to consider? Oil polished bronze. Slightly warmer and lighter in color, and with a bit more luster, oil polished bronze is a great alternative to matte-black.

Multiple Sinks

Two–or even more–sinks are becoming more popular as workers stay at home, taking advantage of hybrid work. With more people at home more of the time, the kitchen can get cramped. Having multiple sinks gives home chefs plenty of room to spread out and multitask, no matter how many cooks are in the kitchen.

Custom Cabinetry

Custom kitchens are the pinnacle of luxury design, and cabinetry is one of the more important parts of any custom kitchen. This year, bright colors, metal grates, and unusual textures are surging in popularity

Statement Colors and Textures

Green and blue cabinets are everywhere right now. All-white, minimalist kitchens are out, and colorful cabinets are in. Green and blue are particularly popular since they evoke the natural world, creating a calm atmosphere in even the most urban of kitchens. However, plenty of other statement colors are popping up in fashionable kitchens throughout the city–like vintage, pastel pink or bright, sunny yellow.

Additionally, custom cabinets can be designed in a variety of styles using interesting materials, textures, and patterns. Fluted kitchen cabinets create a sense of depth and vertical movement that is sure to stand out. This patterning can also be continued to kitchen storage, backsplashes, etc. As far as materials go, natural wood and stone are getting more popular as designers and buyers reject artificial finishes.

Metal Accents

Instead of having all solid kitchen cabinets, you can add metal accents such as gratings and mesh that allow you to peek inside while still concealing. Metal grates at interesting texture and a hint of shine, and are a fun way to enhance your cabinetry. They also lend your kitchen an industrial feel, but updated to 2023.

Kitchen Islands and Countertops

Out-of-style countertops and islands can instantly date your kitchen. Here are the best ways to bring your kitchen counters into 2023.

Marble and Stone Slabs

Natural stones are beautiful, durable, and in style. In particular, imported marble slab counters are popular in NYC this year. Marble comes in a variety of striking colors and patterns, making it a flexible and timeless addition to any aesthetic.

This year, statement marble is gaining more and more popularity over classic, white varieties like Calacatta and Carrara White. This is part of the overall shift away from hyper-minimal, cold, all-white kitchens.

Colorful marble is seeing a resurgence.

In particular, blue and green marbles with bold patterns are having a moment. However, there are plenty of other marble varieties that can turn a standard kitchen island into a phenomenal statement piece. To learn more about the stunning variety of colors available for imported marble, click here.

Double Islands

Kitchen islands are definitely seeing a resurgence in popularity this season, and they are coming back with a vengeance. Instead of just one island, more and more people are installing two. Double islands offer plenty of perks: extra storage and workspace, as well as the benefit of providing separate prep and dining areas.

Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, any design tricks that can make cooking more social are quick to become trends. Guests, family, and friends can sit at one island, snacking and conversing, while the chef has plenty of room to cook on the other island. Home cooks can still be a part of the conversation while preparing meals, and diners can help out and socialize with the cook without getting in the way.

The additional storage under the second island can also eliminate the need for upper cabinets, which can give your kitchen a more spacious, airy feel. Upper cabinets can also be replaced with open shelving, allowing you to display selected cookware and serving ware, while storing more unsightly kitchen items under the islands.

Kitchen Backsplashes

Backsplashes can be boring. For a while, simple white tile has reigned supreme. This year, consider thinking outside of the box; update your backsplash with colorful tiles and unconventional materials. Here are the 2023 kitchen design trends for backsplashes.

Colorful and Bold Tile

Consider installing colorful, bold, or distinctly patterned tile. Utilize unexpected color contrasts, or select high-shine glazed tiles that will really make your backsplash pop. Right now, green and blue are very trendy choices, but you can experiment with a variety of colors, textures, and patterns until you find the right backsplash for your kitchen.

Unconventional Materials

Another 2023 kitchen design trend? Using unconventional materials for your kitchen backsplash. A reclaimed wood backsplash can give your kitchen an earthy, rustic feel. Antique mirrors also make for a great backsplash, giving off a reflective shine that illusorily expands your kitchen. Marble and other natural stones are also wonderful as backsplashes, and using the same marble as your countertops creates a sense of cohesion.

Kitchen Appliances

Appliances are one of the most important aspects of any kitchen. It is important to make sure that your appliances not only offer high quality technology, but also that they look great as the focal point of your kitchen. Here are some 2023 kitchen appliance trends popular right now.

Statement Appliances


The resurgence in statement appliances is part of the general trend away from minimalism and towards a more eclectic kitchen with a ton of personality. Colorful appliances with striking designs feel like a throwback while staying distinctly of the moment. Take a look at these brightly-colored, classic ESSE cookstoves, or the sleeker but still bold Bertazzoni gas ranges.

Smart Appliances

Smart home technology is here to stay. If you have a smart home hub like Amazon Echo or Aeotec Smartthings Hub, then smart kitchen appliances are the logical next step in optimizing your home. There are smart kitchen appliances for everything from pressure cookers, to air fryers, to home brewing kits. Chances are high that there is a smart alternative for every device you have ever wanted (and even some you hadn’t known you wanted).

Concealed Appliances

Finally, concealed appliances, which gained popularity throughout the pandemic, are continuing to see popularity in 2023. These ultra-luxe, built in appliances seamlessly match the surrounding cabinetry. This is a great option for those who favor a more minimal style, but want something more unique than the cold, all-white kitchens of yore.

The concealed appliance look is particularly effective in spaces filled with natural materials or with earthy colors. These touches of warmth soften the modern sleekness of concealed appliances into something a bit more lived-in. Also, consider adding additional concealed storage along with the concealed appliances; after all, you can never have enough kitchen storage space.

Trend Watch 2023: Interior Design

In general, all of these 2023 kitchen design trends showcase a shift away from the cold and impersonal, and towards a more colorful, warm, and quirky design aesthetic. Don’t be afraid to play with contrasting textures, patterns, and finishes as you update your kitchen–have fun with your unique style!

Keep up with 2023’s hottest interior design trends by following NewDevRev’s coverage. We will keep you up to date on the latest decorating tips so that your new development home never falls out of style.