Kitchens are one of the spaces in our home where we spend a lot of time. The kitchen has become the hub of most people’s homes and where we spend lots of time with family and friends so we want it to look stylish as well as be functional. It is also one of the most costly rooms to fit out so doing your research to work out the look and feel you want is pretty important.
Trends can help give you some inspiration and are a good place to start to find your style. Even if you don't follow trends you might get some fresh ideas.
People are embracing a darker look in their kitchens after quite a few years of white and light greys dominating, thanks to the Scandi style and minimalism.
Darker tones in cabinetry are appearing with heavily grained timber and rich textured surfaces adding lots of character to joinery.
Flooring is also becoming darker with honey mid-tones to dark chocolate tones.
While you will still see white and grey benchtops, darker tones are becoming the most popular choice. In fact, 4 of the 6 new colours in Quantum Quartz’s latest stone range is either black or dark grey
Brown and black marble with lighter veining through it will be popping up in modern kitchens and is a striking and dramatic feature in a dark kitchen.
Kitchen accents are also taking a darker turn. Matte black has been popular in tapware for a while now but you will start seeing all black refrigerators and ovens as well.
If you aren’t so keen on the darker look you might like to add some metallic sheen to your kitchen instead. I have noticed metallic cabinetry emerging as well as splashbacks with subtle shimmer. They have a brushed metallic finish rather than a gloss so they do look stylish and sophisticated.
Soft pastel blues and greens are increasing in popularity as people are becoming tired of the all-white kitchen and are keen to show their personality in their homes rather than playing it safe.
Of course, if you are thinking of selling your home in the next few years you might be more cautious and stick to a white or grey kitchen. If you are renovating or redecorating and you are staying put you may like to inject some of your personality into your kitchen.
After all, when you have a home that reflects who you are and how you want to feel you will create a home that you love to be in.
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5 June 2018