In real estate, people talk about location, location, location. In home design, the talk is of kitchens, kitchens, kitchens. The reason for this is pretty clear, and we’ve mentioned it before, the kitchen is the most used room in the house. With that in mind, we look at some hot kitchen design trends for 2018.Country Kitchen DesignsWhether traditional or contemporary, the country kitchen look is expected to be trending strong next year. From grey undertones that look like stone to contrasting colors between cabinetry and flooring, each of these designs possesses a timeless quality that would be difficult to match were it not for the country theme in both. (CountryLiving.com)Contrasts and Two-tone ColorsSpeaking of contrasts, another hot design trend this year will be two-tone colors in the kitchen. Not only does this kitchen show delightfully contrasting accents between the backsplash, flooring, and cabinets, the cabinetry itself is nicely inconsistent: weathered white oak and Farrow & Ball's Cornforth White paint in Modern Eggshell. (HouseBeautiful.com)Island StorageOften a dead space, kitchen islands remain popular with homeowners. Finding innovative ways to employ these well-loved features for storage uses will be a big trend this year. For example, a kitchen island with a refrigerated crisper built right into it is a design decision that stands out from the pack.Hidden AppliancesEspecially when counter space is at a premium, getting appliances out of the way will be too. However, the trend for 2018 is to get all appliances off the countertops, even if there is plenty of space to be used.Kitchen as Command CenterThe kitchen is the center of activity in many homes. The large wall of cabinets serves as a command center concealing a telephone and compartments for family mail, calendars, and cookbooks. Painted cabinets and granite countertops make this space a bright gathering place for family fun and entertaining.What kinds of kitchen design trends have you seen, that you believe will continue throughout 2018?Looking for more interior design trends, marketing tips, and ideas? Get in touch with TD Fall today.