2017 is coming to a close, so it’s time to look forward and see what 2018 will bring us in terms of interior design styles for our kitchen space. Shapes, colours, functionality and materials seem to be on course to set the tone for kitchen design trends in the coming year.
Below, we’ve rounded up the top six design trends expected to soar in 2018, so you can get a head start and be one of the trendsetters.
1. Darker floors
Regardless of the style of flooring you choose for your kitchen, whether it be tile, stone or even carpet, darker colours are the go-to choice. A dark floor goes wonderfully with lighter walls, as it helps up the cosy factor of a room. You could even add the addition of furniture ‘feet’, to give cabinets a softer and more custom feel.
2. Two-toned kitchens
Two-toned kitchens and warm, natural colour selections, such as copper, clay, gold, ginger and henna, are increasing in popularity. Colours inspired by nature are expected to make a strong stand next season, from the green hues of the wilderness to the terracotta coloured soil. Invest in made to measure, natural colour kitchen doors to create both an economical and contemporary solution.
3. Dark coloured kitchens
The dark colour trend is still hot for 2018, and a colour to watch out for is dramatic plum, from the purple palette. Dark colours also work well with brighter or lighter tones for kitchen designs, and offer visually appealing levels of contrasting colour. You could always add a subtle impact with a dark coloured kitchen splash back.
4. Design from the ground up
Start with your flooring and work your way up. Try new tiling trends and bring in blends of Moroccan and geometric style. You can even design your own kitchen floor tiles, if you wish. With so many new flooring trends available, you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of both style and material. Be sure to colour coordinate your floor and kitchen cabinets so they slightly off-set each other. High gloss kitchen cabinets are a great way to do this.
5. Smart storage
Regardless of whether you have a large or small kitchen, we all like to have a less-cluttered room, and using smart storage options is the ideal way to achieve this. Add a hot drinks corner to your space by creating a strategic cabinet with doors and shelves that are built over a worktop, or hide appliances when they’re not in use by using sliding doors.
6. Innovative lighting
Lighting is the tool used to create an atmosphere in a home space – including your kitchen. Depending on the style you’ve decided to go for, there are many lighting fixtures in the modern kitchen to choose from. 2018 is going to see a variety of lighting shapes take the stage, from recessed and suspended to LED profile and adjustable. We expect to see a winning combination of vintage and antique style lighting, in the form of chandeliers and lamps, and a modern kitchen space. It’s this contrast that makes for a wonderful and unique kitchen design. Whatever style of lighting you choose, commit to this one style to create consistency throughout the space.
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