There is a new backsplash and arched range hood trend in full swing going into 2024, here’s my take.
A brief history of kitchen trends
In my January 2018 trends report, I predicted that we would see more tile that was pearlized because pearls were popping up in fashion everywhere.
Shortly after that, Zellige tile arrived on the scene.
Then the countersplash trend came next (below):
Now the stone backsplash trend has arrived on the scene and along with it, the dynamic range hood in stone. This is a design trend I just mentioned in my 2024 trends report last week.
Farmhouse Living did a great round up on this trend here. You’ll notice as you scroll that rustic beams are an important detail that is required with this feature.
Also, taking the stone up to the ceiling looks the best. It’s a statement and should be treated as one.
And the arched stone hood fan is no exception to this. I would call this an updated take on the Tuscan trend. During that trend in the 2000s this hood fan also had a moment:
The dark travertine backsplash dates this kitchen to the 2000s and you can see that updates have been made with lighting a new island countertop and of course stark white walls (not to be confused with that this is correct but the white island top makes it work) to make it feel more current (above).
And that leads me to the dynamic stone range hood that is super hot right now but remember, this look belongs in a house that is modern tuscan or French country mediterranean.
Some kitchen trends are a bigger commitment
This side of the Atlantic, we have a habit of swooning over all things European and rustic. The English Country kitchen that has been trending for a couple years now is case in point.
And certainly the trends continue to swing back to patina and charm. Nothing wrong with that. That’s what styling is for.
Here’s a kitchen renovation from Tuscan kitchen (above) where the previous homeowner had installed something similar to what’s trending now–but not done well–and then my client ripped it out with her renovation.
If you want my opinion I’d say unless a look like this is installed with full commitment, and in the right house, it ends up looking tacky or just plain wrong.
So I would tread carefully with jumping on board with the new rustic Tuscan backsplash trend because many of you will remember just how fast we wanted to rip out all that earthy tile not long ago.
And here’s definitely what NOT to do. This is just wrong (below).
Stone on an interior is a big commitment and a messy tear out 😉
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