The kitchen has long become the new heart of the home. This week we will be looking at the kitchen trends that continue to be popular in 2018, and also what you can expect from 2019.

 

With a fashion for more open plan living becoming the norm for lots of homes, the kitchen style really does set the tone for the rest of the home.

 

Colour

 

The combination of neutrals with bolder, darker colours will remain strong. Think Oak combined with petrol green, birch with charcoal grey.

Hi-gloss fully fitted kitchens now seem to belong to a bygone era, with contrasting colours and textures paving the way. The next year’s kitchen trend will be about earthy tones and deep greys.

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Earthy Colour and Texture

 

Copper, concrete and stone remain the darlings of handles, worktops and accessories, with industrial finishes becoming mainstream. Strong kitchen trends indicate a more commercial look will be big.

Brushed brass is 2018’s stand out metal with it being used from handles to plug sockets.

Rip out a kitchen with brass faucets a few years ago? Should have kept them – they’re everywhere! 

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Fancy Fridges and Creative Cookers

 

For those with big budgets, and bold cooker tastes, Smeg has collaborated with Dolce&Gabbana to produce some very pretty and decorative ones. A strong kitchen trend is a patterned accessory.

Bosch’s Vario Style fridge freezer features swappable coloured doors, for those of you who can’t quite decide on one. Reminds us of the interchangeable phone covers Nokia did a few years ago!

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A Dolce and Gabbanna Smeg collaboration featuring a patterned oven, a big trend for kitchens

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Get Yourself a Butchers Block

 

If you’re feeling thrifty, then you could make or upcycle your own. Add a glass top to make a portable display cabinet, with shelving or drawers below for storage.

No budget to consider? Then look to the top.

A high end bespoke butchers block. An example of kitchen trends in 2019

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Up-cycled butchers block: butchers blocks are set to be a big trend in 2019

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Concrete Concerns?

 

Love the idea of a concrete worktop, but put off by the price and rough texture? 4033 Rugged Concrete is one of the four new shades from Caesorstone’s Supernatural range. It’s made from very durable quartz but can easily pass itself off as the real deal.

The kitchen trend of concrete worktops featured in this image

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So What Kitchen trend Will You Go For?

 

Stay away from matchy matchy, think texture – earthy materials combined with statement colours.

All of these combinations can be used to create modern or classic looks- your personal preference doesn’t have to be compromised. Most importantly, put your heart into the heart of your home.

 

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