Nolte have a strong influence on German interiors, and they have found their way into kitchens as well. Bringing the outside inside, a perennial love of breakfast bars and a commitment to lighter shades and tones - despite a move towards dark and moody in the northern hemisphere - are all markers of kitchen design ideas that are here for a good time, AND a long time. In general, designers and influencers tend to pick and choose from design trends and make it work for the more relaxed pace of life.