With every new year comes new design trends, and 2018 is already on track to make some strong statements! As is often the case when entering a new year, it is the perfect time to renovate, refresh and redecorate your living space – and what better place to start than in the kitchen? With the announcement of Ultra Violet as this year’s Pantone Color of the Year, it’s no surprise that this stunning shade is taking over every aspect of home design. Here are some of my tips for incorporating this hypnotic hue into your kitchen this year!


2018 is all about bold, unexpected colors, and this sultry shade provides the perfect pop to liven up your space. Purple pairs beautifully with striking gold accents and exudes the ultimate feeling of luxury and elegance. You can even get creative with paint to add color and texture to everything from the cabinets to the knobs!

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Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge designer Ilivette Hidalgo-Nilsson


While the eye-catching color isn’t always the easiest to work with, the result is ever-so-sumptuous when done right. Bold backsplashes are just one way to create a statement look, as are accent walls that add a fantastical flair. Available in an astonishing array of glass, wood, tile and stone, this beautiful backdrop of color is just one way to make the kitchen the focal point of your home – without overwhelming your senses! The result is a unique look that is both sophisticated and surprising.

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Vintage Rugs

Another trend sweeping the kitchen in 2018 is the vintage rug. Providing the stylish foundation for any interior to build upon, it can take center stage or serve as the understudy while seamlessly blending in with your kitchen design. With a hint of vibrant violet, you’re sure to create a serious statement.

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Accent Pieces

From fresh florals, to dining chairs, to serving ware, purple makes for a beautiful accent shade. And for those who may be too shy to go all out with a backsplash or colored cabinets, it makes for the perfect solution. Look into a set of pots and pans or decorate your countertops with elegant glassware. Whatever you choose, this stylish selection is sure to make your kitchen pop!

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Will you be looking to highlight this year’s Pantone Color of the Year into your kitchen designs? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on our social platforms: www.facebook.com/thermador, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador!