Most renovators today are looking for open and well thought-out designs that blend kitchen colours and styles seamlessly with the rest of the home’s design aesthetic.”
Here’s our top 5 tips for designing on trend this year.
Industrial design is a style that has grown in recent years, and the trend looks set to continue in 2018. The trend is inspired by factory spaces and is characterised by details such as exposed brick and pipes, rustic metals and raw materials such as wood, stone and concrete. Advanced engineering has been producing innovative surface solutions for kitchen cabinetry that mimic these natural elements, making this look more achievable, available and practical.
White on white has always been the most popular scheme for kitchen design, but now, the once unthinkable idea of a totally black kitchen is suddenly becoming fashionable. Black kitchen cabinets have such an nontraditional and unique vision, that the kitchen easily becomes the focal point of the home.
Not limited to cabinetry and surfaces, black is also introduced this year in more appliances such as ovens, cooktops and even fridges!
Black sinks, taps and cabinetry handles will also endure as popular choices for fittings.
Having a pared-back colour palette allows your kitchen to always sit comfortably within the home. Popular kitchen accent colours this season will be bright, though with a softer edge than previous fashions, but not quite to the point of pastel. These splashes of colour are best used combined with a neutral monochromatic palette starting from whites, passing through the grey spectrum and up to the dark end of graphite.
If you’re not an admirer of neither dark moody design, nor colourful explosion, there is always the middle ground – the classy grey tonalities. 2016/17 has seen demand for grey products surge and we expect that demand for greys of all shades to be a key trend for 2018. Greys will never go out of style, and are very practical. The grey kitchen is a modern trend that is well combined with a second colour, or even as a single choice, especially when the texture of the material resembles stone or concrete.
Greys lend themselves to multiple design styles, from sleek, glossy and modern, to rustic and industrial. Something for everyone.
Carefully considered placement of appliances, ergonomic efficiency and clever storage is becoming increasingly important in kitchen design. Integrating appliances such as fridges and microwaves ensures they don’t dominate the kitchen aesthetic and stops the kitchen looking cluttered and busy. Likewise, small appliances are hidden away in cleverly thought out storage solutions, like step-in pantries and deep drawers, removing clutter from benchtops.
Technology is rapidly developing throughout the modern home, and in the kitchen is no exception. During 2018 there will be more of a focus on technology and connectivity, from phone charging stations, to integrated speakers with Bluetooth functionality, giving traditional kitchens a subtle, modern twist.
Whether you are looking to give your kitchen a big shot of colour or just want to introduce a new shade to your scheme, perhaps you are going for a classic look or even a mix-n-match… you’ll want to make sure your final Kitchen Colours decision is perfect before you spend a dollar.
Look for 3D renders or illustrations to give you peace of mind that your colour schemes work and look just right. The Semble 3D Kitchen Planner has been built for just that reason! Allowing you to play with colour, texture and design instantly from your own home.
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