It's trending: 5 Kitchen Styles To Watch
Kitchen Decor is one of the most popular topics always when it comes to interior design related posts.
And there is indeed much going on. A kitchen has become a space where family and friends gather;
the fact a kitchen is used as a functional area for food and cooking could almost be considered as a side effect.
So let's talk about a treasured space where we pretty much start and finish our day.
1. Furniture style cabinetry
Brands such as Italian company Lago (http://www.lago.it) are known for their modular systems and this is
how many kitchens feel today. You could imagine the exact same design in any other room and they come
in muted and often soft colours.The worksstation concept has been replaced by modern sleek cabinetry
which can be individually build up according to space, needs and personal style.
Kitchen KORA by Cesar Arredamenti
2. Open Shelving
Styling has become an interesting aspect in any area of our homes. Open shelving
allows as a practical solution where you can always display any object of your choice.
Hanging plants are particularly popular as a way to bring the nature in and create
a more vivid space. Personalizing shelves produces a more lived-in-feel to your kitchen.
It might be important then not having your shelves too cluttered and place your
most-used items on a reasonable height.
Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham
Interiors Atelier AM
3. ROUGH WOOD APPEARANCE
Wood cabinet doors often have a rough structure inviting to touch. This kitchen trend shows
a clear move towards textured and tactile surfaces which will win over smooth and glossy finishes.
We talk raw nature, often contrasted with colder materials and colours.
Warm meets cold or raw meets sophisticated-it's all about creating opposites and interest.
Officina della Materia
4. Metallic Sheen
Yellow metals in shiny finishing or matt brushed brass are the current look to go for
if you fancy some statement in your kitchen.
Yellow metallics add warmth and replace colder stainless steels effects we had seen for
the past years. They go with any colour palette providing a gleaming finish and stunning accent.
Just make sure you use metallics rather as an accent, to make it easy to get replaced if
you are not a 100% sure.
Claesson Koivisto Rune architects
Tiles are used for walls and flooring, showing different yet complimentary designs when
used both. The right backsplash behind or underneath an open shelving adds a finished look
to these untraditionally open spaces. It's a perfect opportunity to add some colour or a
modern design element. When used on the floor, we have been observing for the past two
years, many options of combining wood and tiles separating the kitchen space as if it was
placed on a ceramics rug (last pic).
Popham design tiles
Since I have been writing already about black kitchen and marble in other occasions, this time these two trending
topics are not included though they are still huge and will stay for some time.
Gudy Herder, Eclectic Trends (eclectictrends.com)