6 New kitchen trends to try

Oct 31, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET

If you still have those dusty old window curtains hanging above the sink and silk flowers lining your countertops, it's time for a modern kitchen update. 2014 offers a ton of easy kitchen updates that are doable on a budget and that will give your cooking space an instant face-lift.

White kitchen decor


Bright accent wall

You might not have a lot of wall space in your kitchen, but you can make the most of it with a bright accent wall or section. You're going to need a durable paint in your kitchen, so be sure to choose a cleanable paint like Glidden DUO Paint + Primer in your favorite hue. Simply brush a hint of color onto the wall you wish to bring out, then decorate with your favorite wall art and accessories.


White decor

You might not have the budget to update your countertops and cabinets to fit a passing trend, but all-white decor is hot for 2014, and you can easily incorporate key pieces into your kitchen without breaking the bank. Add sleek white vases, plates and bowls to your countertops and consider white picture frames, art and decor on the walls.


Tall sink spouts

There's no easier way to make your kitchen look modern than with this easy sink update. Really, who wants a short sink spout? It gets in the way when you're cleaning dishes and doesn't look sleek. Tall sink spouts are hot for 2014 and are a relatively cheap way to give your kitchen an instant update.


Bronze cookware

You've had black cookware and silver pots and pans, but bronze cookware is all the rage. It's so trendy that you can even keep it out on your countertops! Hang your pots from the ceiling or simply keep them on the stovetop.


Atypical silk flowers

When you think of silk flowers, you probably think of nondescript faux buds that just collect dust. It's time to rethink the idea with modern pops of budding color. Swap fake daisies for hydrangeas, fresh-looking tulips or edgy Chinese lilies.


Pallet lighting

If Pinterest has taught us anything, it's that you can do it all with old crate pallets. Do your own track lighting by finishing a pallet with your favorite brown paint in a deep, rich hue and stringing your favorite string lighting around it. Fix it to your ceiling with chains or ropes and let it hang above a kitchen island or table. It's an instant hit of 2014 that's easy to do on the cheap.

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