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Kitchen decor trends

Want to give your kitchen a new look without spending a fortune? Change up the look of your kitchen with some new accessories. Here are our favorite kitchen decor trends.

Paint dipped bowlsPaint-dipped accessories

The color blocking trend has made its way into the kitchen. Paint- or color-dipped accessories are a new sensation in kitchen accessories. Treat your hardworking kitchen to a set of pastel dipped wooden spoons, a pair of dipped wooden mini bowls or a sycamore cutting board. If you like this trend as much as we do, you just might find yourself getting out the paint and dipping everything from chopsticks to baby food jars.

Olive paddle boardCutting edge boards

The once-humble cutting board is now being elevated to a work of art. One of our favorites is this olive wood paddle board with its gorgeous rippling grains and organic shape. If you're into typography, check out House Industries' 18-inch solid maple butcher block “ampersand” board. Or perhaps Stilton and Manchego are your things. If so, try this slab of solid oak goodness from West Elm that comes with a piece of removable black slate. If you squeal at all things mini, you'll love this set of four Mini French Bread Boards, perfect for individual servings of bread at each place setting.

Magnetic timerRetro-inspired

There's something about retro kitchen accessories that reminds us of a simpler time and a focus on the domestic arts. Our lives may be nothing like June Cleaver's, but we wouldn't mind snagging her kitchen decor and accessories. Add some retro fun to your kitchen with items like this magnetic canary yellow kitchen timer, metal canisters or a vintage scale. Etsy is a great source of vintage finds -- or hit your local thrift stores and estate sales for more one of a kind treasures. You'll be surprised by what you can find.

Coffe makerColorful small appliances

Replacing your countertop appliances is a smart way to give your kitchen a new look. The trend in small appliances is bold color. Kalorik and Dualit are two brands offering modern and colorful small appliances like coffeemakers, toasters and hand mixers in juicy citrus colors like lemon yellow, tangerine orange and lime green, as well as pastel pink and racy red. If you're into white kitchens, use colorful accessories like these to add some fun to your overall kitchen decor. No matter your kitchen style, a little color can add some eye-catching pop to the space.

Quick home makeover

See how easy it is to brighten up your kitchen with accessories like dishtowels, candles and flowers.

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