2016 Kitchen Trends

As ever, colour and materials for home interiors continue to evolve, and being January it seemed a good time to round up the current trends for kitchen design.

Colour Trends

Last year continued the recent trend of neutral tones, with matt rather than gloss finishes starting to take prominence. According to the specialist kitchen press – “Dark charcoals, off whites and greys remain the ideal base tones, especially when used as a platform to build eye catching aesthetics with more dynamic finishes as they provide the necessary contrast” is how designers and manufacturers describe this evolution.

Duleek Mussel Lava & Ruskin Stone Grey Combined web
Picture: Duleek Mussel & Lava (left) & Ruskin Stone Grey (right)

Worktop Trends

Wood grain as an accent is also an emerging trend especially for work surfaces. Egger, one of our suppliers, has just relaunched its worktop range to better help customers create truly coordinated interiors. With a particular emphasis on replicating the look and texture of natural surfaces, these laminate worktops are still easy to care for while aiming to be indistinguishable from the real thing.

Egger Jackson Pine & Halifax Oak combined web
Picture: Egger Jackson Pine Worktop (left) & Natural Halifax Oak Worktop with End grain Edging (right)

Texture Trends

While smooth surfaces continue to be a favourite in kitchens for their ease of maintenance, deep textures replicating natural timber in both cabinet doors, furniture and worktops started to make an impact in 2015, and this is set to continue this year.

SN Paint Effect & Egger Dark Brown Cape Elm web
Picture: Paint effect shaker door (left) & Egger Dark Brown Cape Elm textured laminate door (right)

Painted Kitchen Trends

Finally, ever popular is our classic and shaker inspired door styles in cream and ivory. Taking this a step further are painted doors which have been in vogue over the last 4 or 5 years. This year painted doors such as our Hoxton range will become more mainstream with the number of colours readily available increasing while bespoke paint to order now being available for just a small premium.

Hoxton Painted Combined web
Picture: Hoxton range standard colours (left) & Hoxton Highbury in Ivory and Dust Grey (right)

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