19 Sep WHAT’S HOT FOR KITCHENS IN 2017?
What’s Hot for Kitchens in 2017?
Although the New Year is not yet upon us, we wanted to put together our predictions and trends for what’s going to be hot for kitchens in 2017. From colour schemes and smart appliances to trends in cabinetry we have it covered.
Hidden appliances that easily blend into the design scheme of the kitchen will be popular in 2017.
More and more kitchen appliance manufacturers will be introducing Smart Technology as well, with built-in Wi-Fi that texts you when your dinner is ready and the ability to link your appliances to phones, which means that kitchens can be run remotely; coffee machines turned on from bed and ovens cooking dinner before you’ve left work.
Mix up the colours and textures in your kitchen and create variation. Sawn finishes veneered or coloured or alternatively use complimentary colours such as navy blue and soft grey for a softer contrast.
Traditional painted in-frame kitchens will still be popular but you will see cleaner lines with less detail.
Plain Shaker in-frame doors or Plain Slab in-frame doors with sharp lines and soft colours will be the most popular. Ornate mouldings will be a thing of the past.
Modern and Contemporary kitchen designs are also becoming popular again especially in traditional homes where a contemporary kitchen can be a contrast in design.
Think matt units, mixed materials like concrete, leather, acrylic and metals. Think thicknesses, either very slim worktops or chunky. The Industrial look will have a style of its own.
Storage Becomes Functional
Use of space within a kitchen is being looked at differently and therefore designs are resulting in more storage and better use of space.
Floor to ceiling cabinets and tall cabinets are replacing the traditional short cabinets making the kitchen look and feel bigger. Sliding doors, pocket doors and ‘touch open’ doors and drawers are all being introduced to make the kitchen space work more efficiently.
Mix up Your Materials
The biggest trend for 2017 will see the combination of different materials in the kitchen. Think bare wood, stone, metal, polished concrete, marble. Metallic finishes such as coloured brass, black gold and copper will be used to add colour in taps, door handles, seating and lighting.
Polished concrete and solid wooden floors are becoming more popular with marble, stone and mirror all on trend for splashback options. Using your materials in a clever way can optimise your kitchen’s functionality and design.
Grey will continue to be a popular choice in the kitchen due to its calming tones, but people are becoming more adventurous with colours, adding splashes of bright colours and introducing darker moodier hues.