The time has come to look ahead to the trends that are transpiring in all the design magazines for your home and kitchen. Below are a handful of the style ideas that you can adopt to ensure your new kitchen emerges from one of the glossy pages, straight into your home.
Bold is Beautiful
The trend for feature walls has come to an end in favour of making the kitchen the main focal point. Colours set the tone of the design and space and can make even the most ordinary objects interesting. Instead of keeping the kitchen light and bringing in splashes of colour with decoration, the idea is that the kitchen is the centre of attention whilst accessories complement the overall look.
For 2019, there’s an array of colour choices which range from deep yellows, forest greens, intense blues, burnt oranges and terracotta reds. The dark, bold colours aren’t only restricted to the cabinets – they are also flowing on to the worktops and, as a rule of thumb, the darker the colour, the bigger the statement.
Two – Toned
Another statement trend is mixing two very opposite materials, such as timber and metal, with the addition of natural materials, like clay. Also, we’re seeing a lot more variations of wood grains and shades being combined in the same space. This trend can also be combined with the bold colour movement, as the two striking trends complement each other beautifully.
Gold and shiny metals fused with natural tones balance each other out – the warm feel of the wood with the warmer toned metals create a composed scheme. Wood is making a comeback and the previous trends of the wood being painted over or distressed has gone.
The approach of natural earthy colours in a contemporary setting with polished copper or gold gives the overall feel of a warm, inviting setting with style and substance. Dark woods such as walnut or dark oak veneers add texture and can create statement cabinetry and bespoke shelving.
Make it Industrial
Although this trend has been around for a while, the fresh approach is to strip it back, make it bolder and combine various movements to create a brand-new look. This look is a love child between a few different trends. It combines the bold, dramatic worktops with the warm wooden textures, adding a rustic charm to the contemporary composition.
The blend of strong dark materials and earnest timber marries natural products into one solid structure. The rich warmer tones meet the cooler materials of silver and steel. The kitchens are often shades of grey and concrete effect, giving depth to the look. The kitchen will feel much more open than it has done traditionally, with the aid of open metal shelving and black metal grip ledges.
Be a Show Off
Previously the style of kitchens came across as closed, hiding away all your kitchenware, spices, pans, oils and vinegars. The new approach is to display these seemingly ordinary items, giving your kitchen character and showing off your quirks and utensils. Shelving can open-up the room and give you a world of endless display possibilities.
The trend stems from urban city living, where storage is key and maximum room in a limited space is a necessity. Open shelving creates more of a living room feel and is becoming increasingly popular on island units. The usual hidden storage is still cleverly incorporated into this scheme. Larders and drawers come into play to hide plastic goods thus allowing you to display the finest utensils, glasses and pans.
So, there you have it. Whether you go the whole-hog and opt for brightly coloured kitchen units or simply pick out elements of the upcoming trends, make 2019 the year of your statement kitchen.
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Blog by: Rebecca Klein – Head Designer at Artisan Interiors