Oftentimes, people put money into updating their kitchen and they want it to be "classic". Meaning, they want it to stand the test of time and be something that will transition well within the ever-changing design trends. I truly think it's impossible to design something that will ALWAYS be in style. However, I don't think it's impossible to design something that the homeowner will love for a long time. But that really depends on the home owner and what they like.
Right now, there are some key design trends that will most likely transition well as what's popular in kitchens evolves. So instead of telling you about a style that you'll never have to change again, we'll tell you about what's popular right now and you can decide if you like it or not and how it blends with your current (and/or future) furnishings.
Many people are getting more expressive and brave with their cabinet colors. Where white cabinets were the thing, blue or some version of it has become the new neutral in kitchens. It gives your cabinets a little color but this "color" is also pretty neutral and blends well with pretty much anything ---like jeans go with anything. You can mix blue cabinets with whites, greys, and wood tones. This gives your kitchen a lot of depth and makes it look way more custom.
Quartz has really taken the top spot for countertop materials in kitchens. Manufacturers are upping their game and coming out with quartz that looks like just about anything. The most popular pattern in quartz, however, is the marbled countertop, though. It has the durability of quartz but the look of marble. The best of both worlds! (and no, we don't ever think marble is going out of style!)
You've probably noticed that open shelving is all over Pinterest. It's that minimal look that allows you to keep an open, airy feeling while also keeping some storage options. It's fun and interesting but definitely a trend that will not blend well with other styles that come and go. We love it but would recommend doing it in small bits if you're not wanting to make a lot of changes later.
Lots and lots of white and lots and lots of light are huge in kitchens right now. The white reflects the light and makes everything feel much more open. The element is important for good design regardless of what is currently trending because it makes you feel like you have more space and that will never get old!
Finally, we'd be lying if we said kitchen cabinets were shaker, are shaker, and will be shaker. That clean style--straight lines, squared corners, and a simple recessed panel is pretty much always going to go with anything so while it's hot now, you're not buying into a trend, you're buying into a classic look!