If your New Year’s plans include redoing your kitchen, keeping up with the latest kitchen trends will ensure you create a modern kitchen that suits your taste.
Add more color to your kitchen
Designers are moving away from an all-white approach through monotone and stainless steel look kitchens and are gravitating towards including a more complex palette.
Jason Wells, director of brand and marketing at PG Bison, says that with the availability of fresh new colors and designs to complement modern spaces and lifestyles, kitchen design is becoming increasingly sophisticated.
Pale greens, darker blues and grays, and solid carbon colors are all the rage.
Designers now mix and match solid colors and wood grain to create visual interest by combining tones and textures.
For example, matte gray goes very well with a textured natural wood. Bright white, which also remains very popular, can be used with a solid color and wood texture as accents for an elegant three-tone space.
International design shows such as The Block Australia, Grand Designs and Amazing Interiors have also popularized kitchens with color palettes and a retro character.
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Matt kitchens are the latest
Wells says there’s a big trend toward kitchens in darker colors, especially matte finishes. Matte shades tend to scatter light randomly, reducing reflections to negligible levels.
Designers opt for much darker grays and charcoal colors with a matte finish and accent it with a wood grain or stone finish design.
Surfaces inspired by nature
Marble is enjoying a great renaissance. However, it is still too expensive for many people’s budgets. Fortunately, improvements in digital scanning and printing, as well as manufacturing, mean that ultra-realistic finishes are now available on high-pressure laminates (HPL) and melamine boards (MFB), with options that capture the marble look granite, stone and wood, in a diverse range for all tastes.
Wells says modern products look incredibly real, and designers are incorporating touches of marble or wood look into kitchens in all sorts of interesting ways, from center islands to shelving and support in glass-doored and il internal lighting
If you don’t know where to start, check out these kitchen designs for inspiration.
* Compiled by Xanet Scheepers