As we transition into the vibrant colors of autumn, it’s the perfect time to explore the latest kitchen trends that resonate with Southern California’s warm and inviting spirit. In this blog post, we’ll delve into interior design trends that can bring a touch of autumn to your home.
Open Concept Kitchens
Ideal for relaxed family living or eﬀortless hosting, open concept kitchens are light-ﬁlled, open and capable of serving multiple purposes according to HGTV. One of the major advantages is that open-plan kitchens genuinely unite the entire family, solidifying the kitchen’s position as the central hub of the home. Embrace this trend in your new Intracorp home, where open layouts allow for eﬀortless entertaining and a connection with the surrounding environment.
Southern California’s stunning landscapes inspire a preference for natural materials in kitchen design. According to ODG Interiors, natural materials such as wood add warmth and depth to the kitchen. Incorporating elements like wood and stone countertops adds an organic touch to your space, blending the indoors with the outdoors. These choices strongly resonate with the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Beach-Inspired Colour Palettes
San Diego designer Michelle Harrison-McAllister has seen increasing interest in beach inspired colour palettes and design themes. As she mentions in San Diego Magazine, some of the most sought-after colours are soft neutrals with touches of blue and terracotta. These relaxed hues evoke blissful days on the beach and pair well with natural textures such as stone backsplashes and seagrass wall coverings.
Energy Efficient Appliances
As highlighted by The Spruce, the trend of embracing smart technology in homes is gaining momentum. In addition, most smart appliances are designed to be highly energy-eﬃcient, helping you save valuable time and resources while reducing your carbon footprint – a perfect match for California’s forward-thinking and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Designing Extraordinary Kitchens
We also asked Judi Lee-Carr from Jubilee, who has been the principal interior designer for several of our California Homes, what makes an extraordinary kitchen:
When designing kitchens for our California communities, we tend to gravitate towards integrating an indoor-outdoor living aesthetic. Being in California, we take inspiration from the vast natural beauty the state offers, while also considering the external architecture and landscape that surrounds the home. We wholeheartedly embrace the use of natural materials such as oak wood, natural stone, clay tiles, anything with organic textures and forms. Our profound affinity for nature informs our choice to bring in these elements seamlessly, creating kitchens that resonate our design ethos of organic modern living.
Beyond the aesthetics, another thought process of ours is to consistently achieve a seamless blend of beauty and functionality. This is achieved by designing kitchens with intentions that exude both luxury and an inviting, well-lived feel, emphasizing that practicality is equally important. We curate and select finishes that are not only beautiful but also durable, proving that stunning designs and functionality can go hand in hand.
Tying Trends to Your Home
Our commitment at Intracorp is to craft beautiful homes that resonate with the essence of their surroundings. These kitchen trends align seamlessly with each of Intracorp’s California homes, creating a harmonious connection between design and location.
As you prepare to embrace the autumn season in Southern California, consider incorporating these kitchen trends into your home. They not only capture the essence of the region but also ensure that your living space is a perfect reflection of your style and the beauty of your surroundings.