29 May The Latest Kitchen Design Trends
From baking sweets with the kids to entertaining friends, the kitchen is the heart of many homes. A great kitchen should reflect your personality and lifestyle, all while remaining modern and inviting enough to withstand the test of time. Whether you’re set to do a full renovation or simply add some new technology, consider this year’s popular kitchen design trends.
Patterned splashback tile
From brushed herringbone to Moroccan mosaic tile, the patterned look is becoming popular. Patterned splashback add an interesting texture and quirkiness to the kitchen. Similarly, they are a refreshing change from the marble slabs and subway tiles that have been used for years. Try creating some contrast in an otherwise all-white kitchen with some unusual tiles and add varying textures with honed or matte finishes.
Walk-in butler’s pantries
In the kitchen, plenty of storage space has always been a must and 2015 will take this to the next level with walk-in pantries and wine closets.
If you have a classic-style kitchen, these spaces can be hidden behind a cabinet door but in modern spaces an exquisite cavity door can make these rooms even more amazing. Consider installing a second sink and dishwasher in this area, too. A walk-in butler’s pantry will also boost the value of your home when it comes time to sell.
The way we work in the kitchen is evolving as fast as all the other forms of technology around us. Smart appliances will be everywhere this year. For example, the smart oven can log over 30 of your favourite recipes while the built-in iPad can order groceries and stream music to keep you occupied while the pie is baking. Explore the option of concealed or built-in fridges and freezers to ensure space for freestanding appliances, too. If possible, keep them in an easily accessible area that can be hidden behind a secret door.
Black and white
Though stainless steel will always be a classic favourite for appliances and accents, many kitchens are seeing a resurgence of black and white refrigerators, ovens and more. Both of these colours look incredible when paired with accent colours or metals, like brass. Instead of going for the old school refrigerator, opt for a sleeker, more streamlined look that will blend seamlessly with any kitchen’s architecture.
It’s all about the brass for kitchens in 2015. Featured everywhere from sinks, range hoods, taps, hardware, light fixtures and bar stools, this metal is certainly making a comeback. Brass adds a warmth to kitchens that other metals, such as stainless steel, cannot. Brass accents look sophisticated with whites and greys and can be modern, preppy or vintage. Go for an unpolished brass with a brushed look that will continue to wear over time.
Kitchen design trends: The best of 2015
Whether you’re looking for a way to give your kitchen a quick facelift or a total overhaul, these trends will keep it looking fresh and inviting.