Whether you are looking to spruce up your kitchen with a cutting-edge design or simply want to ensure your kitchen is not stuck in the last century, it is important that you stay on top of emerging trends in kitchen designs.
Here are the 12 top trends in kitchen design that you need to know about.
1. Lighting Design
Thanks to the technological developments in LED we can now incorporate lighting into your kitchen like never before to create a warm atmosphere and set the mood while you are cooking. A combination of pendant lighting and down lighting, for instance, is both practical and beautiful.
2. Dark Coloured Kitchens
Long gone are the days of all-white kitchens. Rich burgundies, dark plum and navy blue, have undoubtedly taken centre stage in kitchens this year. At Kitchen & Stone, we strive to create kitchens with an injected fun dose of personality and style.
3. Personalised Tiles
Now, you can show off your personal style by installing fun and quirky tiles as your kitchen splashback. Today’s tiles come in a wide range of styles, colours and prints for you to choose from. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to tiles.
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4. Open Layout
Today’s kitchen is all about bright and airy open living spaces. Rethink your kitchen and see how you can create a more open feel. This may involve installing an island bench, removing wall-hung cupboards or embracing vaulted ceilings. If you have a spacious backyard, you can even embrace the great outdoors and create an alfresco kitchen and dining area.
5. Warm Accents
Warm coloured accents perfectly complement the shift to darker colours in the kitchen. Install warm touches of copper or gold drawer pulls, sienna or henna coloured accent walls or even wooden flooring.
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6. Induction Cooktops
These cooktops are growing in popularity by the day. This is majorly due to their ease of use, clean, no-fuss design and also ease of maintenance.
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7. Quartz Benches
Quartz is one of the hardest, most durable and non-porous material on Earth. They require little to no upkeep and will keep your benchtops lasting longer. This material comes in a range of different beautiful colours. Hence, you can be sure to find a colour palette that suits your kitchen’s interior décor.
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8. Matte Tapware and Sink
Kitchen fixtures, sinks and tapware with a quartz matte finish are all new and stylish alternatives to high gloss finishes. The matte texture will have your kitchen feeling more spacious, natural, organic and warm.
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9. Smart Kitchens
Smart kitchens are a changing aspect of design. In fact, most kitchens today are built with an intelligent concept from the ground up. If you have an older kitchen, consider installing smart gadgets, sensors, and more for your convenience. Most common of all is the smart refrigerator where you are able to watch tv, buy groceries, search the internet and play music through voice command.
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10. Open Shelving
Consider swapping out an upper cabinet for an open shelving to make a decorative statement. Open shelves provide an excellent way to show off a collection of kitchenware.
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11. Brushed Metals
Burnished or industrial looking metals have had their days. Instead, opt for shiny warm metals like brass, gold and similar metals.
12. Pastel Accent Wall
If you crave colour in your kitchen but are not ready to go with a bold or dramatic hue, a pastel accent wall might be what you need. Look for a shade that beautifully blends with your kitchen’s overall design.
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Kitchen & Stone is renowned for its exceptional kitchen renovations at affordable prices. You can rely on our experience and expertise to bring your kitchen ideas into a reality. If you are looking to renovate your kitchen in Sydney, contact us today at 1300 625 179 to find out more about our services or to book an appointment with our expert technicians.