Kitchen trends have continued to evolve during 2016, and people naturally want to stay in the loop.
If you’re thinking of changing things around in your kitchen this year, try following the current swing of things by taking the following trends into account.
- Fewer Boundaries Between Kitchen and Living Spaces
Kitchens have always been a social hub within the home, and we’re becoming more and more casual in our arrangements. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise to learn that kitchen and living spaces are continuing to blend in 2016. Open plans are being embraced and kitchen styling is becoming more casual and homely.
- Colours Are Going Either Paler or Bolder
2016 does not seem like a year for compromises. Light tones and ceramic whites are being used more and more across walls and cabinets, but this doesn’t mean we’re getting boring. People complement those tones with bolder accents across areas such as splashbacks and shelves.
- New Materials Are Becoming Popular
Before you carry out your next set of kitchen renovations, make sure you ask about some of the newer materials on offer. Additions include Dekton and Neolith; both can be used externally as well as internally, so they’re perfect for transitioning between inside and outside spaces. They also come in a comprehensive range of colours.
- Pendant Lighting Picks Up Steam
Pendant lighting, which was extremely popular during the middle of the 20th century, has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance, with metallic, matte ceramic, and coloured glass finishes becoming most popular. In the kitchen, it’s a good idea to create a cluster arrangement to ensure that you still get plenty of light.
- Minimalism Falters
In 2015, we saw black, simplistic designs and glossy worktops enjoying a brief period in vogue, but these styles are now winding down as people begin to look for kookier and more eye-catching colour schemes.
- Greenery Enters the Kitchen
You probably already have some greenery in your kitchen in the guise of chopped herbs and a few lettuce leaves, but those items aren’t exactly there to brighten things up. During 2016, we’ve seen leafy plants and hangers making their way into different parts of the kitchen. One of the great things about this is that you can completely reinvent the appearance of your kitchen without having to spend very much money.