The kitchen is the heart of every home. It is the place where families spend a majority of their time together. For 2018, we can predict some brand new kitchen trends. Here are a few of those trends that will pop-up this year.
This year, very much like the year before, the matte-black trend is popular. The matte finishes are recommended, regardless if we are talking about bigger or smaller appliances. The typical chrome, bronze or stainless-still finishes are replaced with smooth matte-black ones. We can see that the number of matte-black fridges, dishwashers and ovens has increased. Black is becoming the new white for those who are prepared to push the boundaries. In the past, designers have used their skills to hide appliances from sight. This year, we are making them a feature statement in the kitchen. Nowadays, modern appliances are made to highlight their beauty, not only their functionality.
The flooring kitchen trends for 2018 have diverged; from hand-made carpets and rugs, concrete or marble floors to graphic floor tiles. Choose a carpet that is a hand-made creation with carefully coloured threads and unique patterns, so that it becomes a piece of art and not only a flooring accessory. Concrete is still popular, especially with under-foot heating. Natural cork has come back, which is nice because it captures a softer finish. Laminate is proving to be popular, too. It requires regular maintenance and care to keep it looking beautiful. In terms of the graphic floor tiles, either keep the surrounding scheme light and neutral to let your floor tiles take centre stage, or pull out a colour from your tiles to bring to your cabinetry.
In general with kitchens, designers are always advocating the natural look no matter if we use darker or lighter tones. Last year, the grey and black were favourite colours among the designers. The prospects are that the trend will continue over 2018. You can combine matte-black cabinetry with warm metallic sinks and tapware in brass, copper or gold metal. Keep your palette simple if you don’t want chaos in your kitchen.
Customisation and personalisation
Now more than ever your kitchen can feel personal and unique. With the rise of custom-made furniture and personalized appliances, the concept of the kitchen is pushed to the next level. You can create a design that works best for you and your lifestyle. Also, remember to consider your type of cooking, as this has a big impact on the design. For example, if you love to cook – invest in quality appliances to make this everyday experience more enjoyable.