We have scoured the most popular interior design websites and blogs to find 2018’s top kitchen trends. Here’s our pick of the best – and if you want to give your kitchen a fresh new look why not incorporate some of these trends into your existing kitchen?
Hardworking kitchen islands
An island unit in your kitchen can provide storage, seating and additional worktop space for food preparation, especially if installed with an appliance such as a small sink or hob. If you have the space, you can have an island installed – and it doesn’t always have to match your existing cupboards or worktops!
Last year there was a trend for brass fixtures and blue cupboards. However, in keeping with people in the UK becoming more environmentally conscious, green is emerging as a popular colour of choice. When paired with brass fixtures it looks stunning, it works with wood and makes a pale marble counter pop!
A herringbone flooring design is on-trend, providing an historic edge to your kitchen design. It’s available in engineered wood, laminate and luxury vinyl and will work with underfloor heating. Choose from light grey hues to deep brown mahogany tones, and everything in between.
A rug in a kitchen? This is definitely on-trend at the moment due to the cold, hard surfaces and sparkling appliances. It’s a stunning contrast having a beautiful hand crafted vintage rug can provide warmth, texture and colour especially if your kitchen has a neutral colour scheme.
Soapstone worktops are increasing in popularity, similar to marble but with a soft finish, it won’t show streaks and fingerprints. Soapstone is naturally resistant to bacteria and has distinctive benefits not found in marble, quartz and granite. Soapstone is available in a range of colours depending on the location it’s sourced from. Choose from a pale greens and greys to darker hues. No two slabs are the same!
The kitchen focal point
A stove is often the focal point of a kitchen, and is available in a range of eye catching statement colours which can provide a stunning contrast to a more neutral kitchen colour scheme.
Pops of bright colour has been incredibly popular this year, and this can be introduced via the cupboard doors. With a neutral wall, floor and worktop colour, a vibrant pop of colour in the cupboards can look stunning and reflect your personality.
Open shelving has made a comeback, enabling homeowners to make a real kitchen statement with accessories and deluxe food items. You can also add lots of greenery with plants and allowing you to maximise the whole wall rather than just the space offered by a fixed height cupboard.
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