Kitchen trends ebb and flow, but this year brings several exciting developments that are truly worth embracing. Let’s start with color! Whether subtle or bold, color can transform a kitchen, and who doesn’t love a bit of vibrancy in their space? According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the 2024 kitchen color palettes are all about creating a sense of calm, harmony, and a connection to nature. Warm, earthy tones like terracotta and various greens (think serene sage or a vibrant emerald) are just as popular this year as they were last year. Additionally, warm woods and natural materials are making a significant comeback, adding a touch of organic elegance to modern kitchens.

Design by Briana Martin, Boon Creative; Photography: Werner Straube. Cabinetry by Bentwood. The coffee and wine bar station features True Residential’s Undercounter Wine Cabinet and Clear Ice Machine. 

Another trend to watch is the rise of multipurpose islands and stations! We’ve always touted the benefits of integrating a beverage or breakfast station within the kitchen island—but why not make multiple, go-to stations that cater to various needs? With our extensive range of undercounter units—including Refrigerator and Freezer Drawers, beer Beverage DispensersWine Cabinets, and our Refrigerators and Beverage Centers—the possibilities are endless. From creating snack drawers and smoothie stations to breakfast nooks, imaginations can run wild. There are countless ways to enhance one’s kitchen with a slew of versatile stations.

Left: Mudroom design by Sara Weller featuring True’s Undercounter Refrigerator Drawers; Gym design by Erika Friesen featuring True’s Beverage Center; Photography by ARC Creative.

Lastly, undercounter units are becoming increasingly popular outside the kitchen as well. From bars and laundry rooms to butler’s pantries, gyms, en-suite bathrooms, and beyond, convenience is now king. These units bring functionality and style to every corner of the home, making everyday tasks more efficient and enjoyable. Embrace the trends that speak to one’s lifestyle for a functional, no-regrets kitchen!