I have grown concerned that the colors and materials I loved a year ago when I started planning my kitchen are now trite, overused, and trendy. Is carrera marble the harvest gold of the millennia?
It seems every new kitchen I've looked at on houzz or in real life has some variation of the following:
1. white shaker flat panel inset or full overlay cabinets
2. honed dark granite perimitner that "looks like soapstone!"
3. Marble island (or Lyra)
4. Superwhite Quartzite as an alternative to #3
5. Large silver pendant lighting
7. glass subway tiles
I'm so discouraged, b/c I like (d) these things and now it is so common that I fear it will date my brand new kitchen. I have stopped going in to my neighbors' new kitchens for fear they think I stole their ideas.
My question is this...how do you plan a kitchen that is neither dated nor trendy? I feel like I've been subliminally influenced by all the stuff I see on Houzz and in magazines. I don't want my kitchen to be a homage to 2013 in 10 years.