2014 has been a great year for design, with trends such as monochrome and teal being very popular this year. With the year drawing to a close, let’s take a quick look at some of the top trends that are sure to remain prominent throughout 2015.
This is a practical way to include plenty of storage and show off all that gorgeous crockery and glassware you’ve collected. Without the bulk of high units, these shelves can give a sense of extra space. The key is keeping them free of clutter -stick to piles of plates and bowls, mugs and glasses that can be kept in neat lines and stacks. You can have an entirely new look for your kitchen just by getting out different crockery. But, if you have a tendency to collect clutter then perhaps this isn’t the trend for you!
The metalwork you choose can make a room feel completely different. For a warm, classic feel, copper could be the way to go. You can start with copper pans and other kitchenware to build on the trend. Be careful not to overdo it – a few touches can give the look you’re after. Copper also conducts heat quickly and distributes it evenly, making it ideal for cooking.
Splashbacks with style
The splashback is a staple in the majority of kitchens – but instead of just using plain tiles, we’re now looking at making this a stylish and functional feature. Make a statement with bright colours, glass, patterns, words or anything you fancy.
Don’t feel like you have to stick to one colour for all the units – mix it up, with a neutral colour for the majority and a contrasting colour for one run. Mix wooden finishes with painted, or two colours of gloss. This is your chance to make your mark. Choose your favourite shade and match with creams, whites and neutrals. It’s your kitchen so make sure it reflects your personality and sense of style.