Remodelling your kitchen is an exciting project to undertake. It’s also an experience you should make the most of.
If you’re looking for a contemporary-style kitchen, that incorporates all of the current kitchen design trends, you need to have up-to-the-minute advice on what’s trending right now in kitchen design.
To make sure you have all the information you need, we’ve compiled a list of current kitchen design trends for you – with the help of Glasgow Kitchen experts DM Design.
Choose one or two as an accent to a classic kitchen, or choose them all for an all-out contemporary feel.
Monochrome is big
Monochrome, anything on the black to white spectrum, including every shade of grey, should be on display as part of any contemporary kitchen design. Whether you choose grey or black walls, or mottled grey cabinets, monochrome has been a 2016 kitchen design staple.
A feature colour for feature appliances
Feature colours are still present in all interior design, but for 2016 kitchens, they’ve taken one step further. Instead of having a single featured wall that is painted a bright or contrasting colour, furnishings and appliances are now getting the feature colour treatment!
Think a duck egg blue sink, yellow splashback, orange breakfast bar stools: colour pop is officially off the wall.
Mix your materials
Having all work surfaces made from one material, the appliances the same style and the decorative touches all in-line is gone.
To keep up with current trends and create a truly unique look and feel to your kitchen, you need to mix your materials.
Merge genres by combining classic, parred-back chic cabinets and benches with contrasted with metallic, industrial-style fixtures.
Having a few statement decorative pieces on your cabinets like vases and wood cutting boards can upgrade the kitchen design.
Put a minimal style dinnerware and teaware consisting of thick double wall glass mugs and a teapot on display and play around with the colours of the curtains or chairs to add a touch of elegance to your kitchen.
Lots of storage
Even in smaller-scale kitchens, you will need storage for crockery, cookware and food. For the 2016 style, it’s all about getting the storage you need, without them crowding the space.
Get help from a kitchen design expert, who will help to identify where you can add storage and still hold on to your work and floor space.
The finished kitchen should give you access to elegant storage solutions – with easy access, seamless surfaces and the streamlined opening and closing of doors.
Tiles for miles
Underground-style metro tiles are a prominent feature in 2016 kitchens, being used as splashbacks, or to cover a whole wall.
Tile them in the traditional brick-style way if your tastes are more traditional or try out geometric angles for a more contemporary feel.
Take it one step further by inverting the classic white tile look with black tiles instead. Finish with white grouting to act as a striking backdrop.
Get in touch with technology
As technology develops, you naturally have more opportunity to include more advanced features in your kitchen, to save time and space.
Touch-activated and hands-free taps are a great example of built-in convenience technology, helping to keep food preparation hygienic and mess-free.
Another current design trend is to opt to have in-built appliances to keep things sleek and elegant. Think wall ovens and warming drawers, cooktops and steamers – and even charging stations for smart devices; which all build into your surfaces to allow for seamless use.