We are now well on our way into this millennium. It’s 2015. Does you kitchen reflect this? Is it stuck in the 1980s, ’90s or early 2000s? The key is to embrace what you like with timeless pieces if you don’t want a dated look, or to make tweaks along the way to freshen it up. No matter your game plan, knowing what is hot in kitchen design is always fun. Here are five kitchen trends we are particularly enjoying.

Warm metals … and mix it up!

You’ve seen this popping up over the past five years, right? Well if not, you will see it everywhere in 2015. And we’re really loving metals that don’t match. Think gold, bronze, gunmetal and silver all used in one kitchen.

Mixed metals in the kitchen with black and white cabinets.

Mixed metals in the kitchen |  See how the stools, light fixtures, faucet and hardware are all different metals? Image source: Hollymathisinteriors.com

White Kitchen with Mixed Metals

This white kitchen has mixed metals. Notice the lighting, stools and stainless steel hood. For more pictures that show mixed metals, see this entire kitchen.

If this nook had matchy-matchy metals, it would not be nearly as fabulous. Notice the door hinges, door knobs, faucet, lighting, sink, hardware, flatware organizer and more!

If this nook had matchy-matchy metals, it would not be nearly as fabulous. Copper, gold and silver all mingle together with ease. Notice the door hinges, doorknobs, faucet, lighting, sink, hardware, flatware organizer and more! Image source: homesandantiques.com

Beautiful ceilings

Don’t overlook that ceiling any longer. Add wallpaper, a different paint color or perhaps some paneling, but do something to that ceiling and have it be a show stopper.

Orange bar stools, blue ceiling ... I love this colorful kitchen!

Even better, consider adding a bold wallpaper with a fun ceiling color, as seen in this kitchen article SB ran last September. This Nashville kitchen was built out by Hammond & Brandt.

Check out this metallic ceiling!

Check out this metallic ceiling! Image source: architecturaldigest.com

I've seen more and more rustic wood ceilings being incorporated into all parts of the home, including the kitchen. I'd move right into this ... image source: domino.com

I’ve seen more and more rustic wood ceilings being incorporated into all parts of the home, including the kitchen. I’d move right into this! Image source: domino.com

Black cabinets, black walls, black counters

White kitchens will always be on-trend and fabulous, but what about black? This is a striking choice, and you’ll see more people making this bold decision.

Black cabinets make an elegant kitchen.

Elegant, huh? Image credit: Lonny

How gorgeous is this? Black cabinets with brass fixtures

How gorgeous is this? Black cabinets with brass fixtures. Image credit: domainehome.com

Painted cabinets and stained wood

Consider mixing woods for a modern look. Either different colors of wood, or painted and nonpainted. They look great together!

Gray cabinets with rough wood shelving makes a great combo in this kitchen.

Gray cabinets with rough wood shelving make a great combo. Image source: ourvintagehomelove.blogspot.com

How pretty is this white kitchen with stained wood base cabinets? And, check out the pretty ceiling and mixed metals. This kitchen has it all.

How pretty is this white kitchen with stained wood base cabinets? And check out the pretty ceiling and mixed metals. This kitchen has it all! Image source: Coastal Living

Check out this fabulous kitchen with both white and wood cabinets. Now, imagine it with some warmer metals as well ... image source: bostonmagazine

Check out this fabulous kitchen with both white and wood cabinets. Now, imagine it with some warmer metals as well. Image source: bostonmagazine

Open shelving mixed with closed cabinets

You don’t have to choose one or the other. Consider having some open shelving and some closed for the best of both worlds.

Black and white mixed cabinets. Check. Tile to the ceiling (another big trend lately). Check. Open shelving mixed with closed cabinetry. Check! Image source:

Black and white mixed cabinets? Check. Tile to the ceiling (another big trend lately)? Check. Open shelving mixed with closed cabinetry? Check! Image source: chatelaine.com

This kitchen showcases many trends mentioned today: open shelving mixed with closed cabinets, a focal point ceiling, two different colors for cabinetry and mixed metals. Image source: CanadianHouseandHome.com

This kitchen showcases many trends mentioned today: open shelving mixed with closed cabinets, a focal point ceiling, two different colors for cabinetry and mixed metals. Image source: HouseandHome.com

This one open shelf, under the kitchen cabinets is useful while allowing other kitchen necessities to remain hidden.

This one open shelf under the kitchen cabinets is useful, while allowing other kitchen necessities to remain hidden. Image source: houzz.com

If you have a fabulous kitchen you’d like to share on StyleBlueprint, let us know. We are currently reviewing kitchens for the 2015 editorial calendar. Drop us a line at [email protected].