Kitchen design trends 2017.
For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home. It’s where family/friends get together every night for dinner and social events, It’s where homework is done and family meetings are held, it’s where guests gather even though the dining room table is set and a fire is roaring in the living room. There’s something about the kitchen that makes it far more than merely a working space. If you’re thinking about updating your kitchen this year, check out these hot kitchen design trends for 2017, as identified by Signum Interiors designers.
1 “Mixing Metals is my favourite kitchen design trends 2017. I think it reflects a more individual, less formal approach to design that is popular with millennials and non-millennials alike. While it takes a bit of an expert eye, it is totally appropriate to mix metal finishes in your sink, handles, chair legs pendant lighting and Appliances – Designer, Jon Burton
2 White kitchens another trend that will never go out of style, we’re seeing a move towards warmer materials and less design orientated or expected approach. Consider your new kitchen an extension of the living and dining spaces, especially those with an open plan arrangement. The thought process is a “not so kitchen, kitchen”. Working with a broad colour palette and materials to achieve a sense of unity with adjacent spaces provides a connection with interior elements such as furniture, lighting and decorative details, leaving the kitchen with all the importance of function yet all the style to go along with the rest of your home.” – Interior Designer, Holly Jones
3 “One recent kitchen design trend we all love is to have sections of the upper cabinet extended onto the counter. Let’s face it, we all love our small appliances (i.e. toaster oven, espresso machine) but we may not want them on display all the time. A multi-purpose kitchen island has been the go-to solution to disguise the microwave and dishwasher, but unless the island is 3 meters long, it is challenging and perhaps impractical for the island to house the small appliances we use daily off the worktop. By having the upper cabinets extended to the counter and small appliances sitting behind doors we offer through an array of styles and pocket doors to hide unsightly small appliances “ you can achieve a sleek design statement without sacrificing your morning toast and tea.
4 “In 2017, we will continue to see cabinetry colour matched to the doors in white and various shades of grey. I think that we will also see cabinetry painted in warmer tones such as Grigio , taupe and mushroom. Islands in a different colour or wood grains than the perimeter cabinetry will continue to be prevalent. In addition, painted islands that look like furniture with legs will be popular for that unfitted kitchen look. It also adds personality and charm and the kitchen then looks like it has evolved over time. Quartz as a worktop will continue to be as popular as customers become more aware of its features and benefits.
5 “After years of white on white kitchens, our clients are asking for something different again. While you might not want to paint an entire kitchen in one colour to stand out from the crowd, the tendency of kitchen design trends 2017, will be to mix natural wood, paint and metals in the kitchen. Try framing wall cabinetry with accent colours. Add texture to your cabinetry with a mix of light wood veneered base frontals and white lacquered uppers.” – visit our Redditch showroom and see our mix of displays.
6 “Say hello to Polished chrome and nickel accents, giving way to black sinks , Chrome quartz worktops , burnt steel pendants and matte black cabinet handles. The dark finishes can work in sleek modern kitchens or the cottageiest of cooking spaces. With white kitchens continuing to dominate, a dash of black can provide high contrast and instantly update tired rooms
7 Glass is the new tile, add selective splashes of colours by enhancing your kitchen with a piece of coloured glass instead of traditional tiles. Glass can be cut in all manner of shapes and sizes. Its tough, its easy to clean and ensures a smooth sleek look. 2017 trending colours to look out for are Mirror, Bronze, and vibrant accents such as Lime greens, Purple and bluey hues.