As spring takes over, we’re all beginning to come out of hibernation and embrace a little more colour and style in our kitchens. We’ve brought you our top five trends set to take the season by storm, offering you expert inspiration sure to enhance and uplift your own designs.
Make your kitchen a monochrome masterclass
Treat your kitchen to a monochromatic makeover this spring, and incorporate deep darks and blacks, crisp whites, and timeless greys into your layout. Each feature has a part to play, so, whether you’re styling cabinetry and storage space, preparation surfaces, backsplash walls, or practical appliances, take care to consider monochromatic colour coordination.
Achieve classic elegance through a timeless two-tone design, with bold cabinetry sitting smartly against contrasting clean white walls and marbled surfaces. Arrange chalky backsplash tiles as a silky statement piece, designed to draw focus against an inky collection of grey and black appliances. The beauty of monochrome is the choice of shades across the entire colour’s spectrum, allowing you to blend tones without steering from your chosen scheme. So, get creative and introduce this season’s style into your home.
Inject character into your kitchen with pastel splashes
In the same way that monochromatic styling is gaining popularity, it’s just as important to inject charming personality into your design scheme, through bright, seasonal shades and splashes of colour. When used correctly, rich vibrancy can offer another dimension to your kitchen and really help it pop. To energise your kitchen, striking pastels should be particularly prominent when picking your palette, implemented through subtle features, and small appliances, and positioned as a powerful statement of character against a simple, minimalist backdrop. Alternatively, consider how you can use brilliant macaroon colour to offer bright contrast alongside dark cabinetry and storage.
No matter how you choose to use colour in your kitchen, whether it be to complement a bright layout or offer variety within a dark design, take care not to overwhelm. Use it to liven up your space, without diluting your core colour scheme.
The age of the kitchen island
Kitchen islands never go out of style, with multifunctionality as the leading inspiration for their continued appreciation.
Forming an impressive, statement centrepiece in any kitchen, islands offer various practical uses. Not only are they positioned as additional surface space, ideal for food preparation ahead of family dinner time, but kitchen islands also provide much-required storage space for a busy environment, a dining area for eager eaters, and the capacity to spread kitchen apparatus more evenly for a spacious and comfortable feel.
Suited to a wide array of styles, design your kitchen island to complement your chosen layout, whether it be classic or contemporary. Flexible and practical, islands don’t look out of place in any space.
Enjoy the benefits of sleek sophistication
Style a kitchen that oozes sophistication by incorporating sleek refinement into your design scheme through seamless cabinetry, integrated appliances, and surfaces that emanate smooth luxury. Consider ways to maximise your area and utilise all available room and work around maintaining an air of tidiness.
Complement your contemporary space by embedding modern appliances flush with your walls and surfaces, while hiding storage behind handle-free displays that provide the pristine finish you’ve always coveted. Alternatively, if you favour all things traditional, enjoy exploring our cottage-chic collection of designs that incorporate rustic country-styled panelling to hide uncomplimentary contemporary features.
Indulge in metallic features
A design feature that suits all tastes, styles, and layouts, incorporating metallic accents into your kitchen is often the easiest and most effective way of introducing statement elements that offer timeless elegance. Browsing metallic touches opens you up to a world of styling opportunity, with the sheer volume of choice allowing you to find your perfect addition.
A charming copper finish, from piping, lighting, and vintage cookware, works a treat in a traditional space, while silvery touches can go a long way towards taking your luxurious modern kitchen up a notch. Whichever end of the design spectrum you favour, it’s important to understand how certain components can complement your kitchen.
Similarly, metallic tones can be used to make a statement, especially when dealing with a large space that sometimes struggles to express personality. Alternatively, if working around a limited layout, think about how you can deliver character through surface-top accessories, subtle light fixtures, and cabinet handles, for a sophisticated feel that doesn’t overdo it.
With the changing season comes an improved collection of kitchen trends ready for you to implement around your favoured style. We hope we’ve offered you a little kitchen inspiration, but make sure to keep your eye out for all the latest style advice from us.