If you are thinking about fitting a new kitchen this year, we have picked out the latest kitchen trends in 2017 to give you some inspiration. From embracing the industrial look to combining kitchen worktops, we have chosen our very favourites!
We are no longer packing as many units into the kitchen as possible; instead we are moving towards a mixture of floor units, wall to ceiling units and plenty of open shelving. Show off your favourite crockery or store your cooking ingredients on the shelves to create a homely feel.
Not only are open shelves so practical as you have instant access to what you need, but your kitchen will appear larger by having less wall cupboards. The kitchen below is already large but the owners have fitted open shelving to create a bright airy space and also keep the kitchen area informal.
Go bold with colourful units
Dulux choose Denim Drift as the colour of the year for 2017, so it’s no surprise that we are seeing the trend for dark blue units reign in the kitchen. But we are seeing so many other gorgeous colours make their way into the kitchen, from green to pale pink for a cheerful look.
If you aren’t quite brave enough for deep colours all over your kitchen, choose to paint just one feature such as a freestanding larder unit or an island unit.
Combining worktop materials
Try combining worktops in different colours and materials for an informal look. For a modern combination, mix light concrete with stainless steel or try wood with marble, granite or concrete for a classic style. We adore the Iroko wood worktop mixed with Carrara marble from deVOL kitchens for a paired back casual kitchen.
Incorporate copper accents
In both contemporary and traditional kitchens, there is a real shift away from traditional chrome handles and taps. Instead we are seeing bronze, copper and even rose gold introduced to add some warmth to the kitchen.
You can choose to simply update the accessories or else add copper accents on the splashback and units. We love the copper trim and the taps in this urban style of kitchen below.
Consider an industrial look
The industrial trend is big news all around the home and we are seeing so many pieces that you can mix into the kitchen to create this look. Choose metal bar stools, raw wooden units, concrete and copper to really embrace this look. The industrial style looks equally at home in the urban kitchen as it does in a modern farmhouse style of kitchen.
Lots of hidden storage
We want less on our worktops and looking for our kitchens to be organised and practical spaces. Ideas such as freestanding larder units or creating a pantry out of a tall cupboard is a great way to create an organised and streamlined kitchen. Keeping all of your food in one place makes it easier to prepare food in your kitchen, leaving all of the other cupboards free for kitchen ware.
We also love moveable butchers’ blocks and countertop cupboards to clear away the clutter and make the kitchen look seamless and tidy.
Technology is everywhere
Hot water taps, colour changing lights, pop up sockets and even Alexa hiding in the corner ready to update your shopping list, our kitchens are incorporating modern technology making our lives more practical and simple.
Make sure you think through your purchase and don’t go for something that can’t easily be replaced such as an ultra expensive integrated coffee machine when you aren’t in the habit of making coffee every morning!
This modern kitchen by Diane Berry includes a hot water tap and drinks fridge.