Kitchen Remodeling: Color Trends

Traditional Claremont Kitchen with white cabinets and blue subway tile
Tudor inspired Kitchen featuring cherry custom cabinets

Part 1 in 4-Part Series

In this first part of a four-part series about kitchen remodeling, we will discuss kitchen design and color trends, and how you can incorporate color into timeless design. See our other posts on kitchen countertop surfaces & flooring, fixtures and appliances.

“No matter where I serve my guests, they seem to like my kitchen best.”

As hokey as the saying is, the sentiment is true. The point is that whether prepping, cooking, entertaining or cleaning, the kitchen is a great spot to hang out. When entertaining, guests naturally gravitate to kitchen chairs or barstools to socialize while the host prepares the meal.

Families gather in the kitchen for meal prep, homework, puzzles, lively discussions, and games.

Kitchen Color Trends

In the 1970’s earth tones like gold, almond, orange and avocado-colored appliances, bold wallpaper designs and macramé pot holders were all the rage. The 1980’s and 1990’s gave way to soft pastels, like cream with accents of mauve and teal, as well as the tropical colors. Who can forget Miami Vice? The turn of the century introduced stainless steel and professional grade appliances along with granite countertops, and steered clear of trendy colors.

Mid century ranch remodel with floating shelves and black granite counter top
cocina fondo en marron

Current Kitchen Colors

At Lotus, we focus on long-term and timeless designs rather than trendy ideas that will quickly date your home. However, a fresh pop of color can add interest and personality to timeless design; some examples of this can be seen in our recent kitchen remodels in Claremont featuring chalkboard back-splashes, an eye popping tile back-splash, and colorful flooring and cabinetry. Claremont featuring chalkboard back-splashes, an eye-popping tile back-splash, and colorful flooring and cabinetry.

flat retro kitchen with checkered floor. vector illustration

Cabinet Color

No matter your preference, painted cabinetry or natural wood, the design and detailing of the cabinetry should work in harmony with the other finishes. Our recent kitchen remodel in Pasadena incorporates custom cherry cabinetry to compliment the warm earthy tones and Tudor style of the home. We recently remodeled a mid-century ranch kitchen in Claremont using white cabinets and black countertops, which tied in beautifully with the simplicity of white subway tile and stainless steel backsplash and appliances.

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Kitchen Continued

Check back next week to read more about kitchen design trends for 2017. When it comes to complex projects like custom homes, kitchen renovations, additions or whole-house remodeling, Lotus Construction Group uses cutting-edge materials and construction techniques we offer innovative ideas executed with flawless precision for seamless flow and timeless design. We would love to visit your home to discuss how we might create a comprehensive Design-Build Analysis, specific to your project’s needs. If the process sounds enticing, call (909) 621-1558 today to schedule a complimentary appointment.


Lotus Construction Group is based in Claremont California serving the foothills east of Pasadena. CLS# 801827