2017 is slowly coming to an end, which means we should get familiar with all the trends that 2018 brings along. Every year offers some exquisite new designs, colours and materials, and judging by the latest kitchen exhibitions and shows, 2018 will be the year of fascinating kitchen trends. From elegant and vibrant colours to peculiar designs, you’ll have the chance to create an spectacular kitchen area, just like those from home decor magazines.
Colours are the main factor that influence the ambience of a home. Once the right colour palette is introduced into a design, your home instantly becomes alive and more vibrant. Considering the kitchen area has become much more than just the place where you prepare food, it’s essential that the colours are appealing and trendy. The year ahead of us brings fabulous neutral tones, along with sage, petrol green, oak, deep blue, orange and charcoal. A combination of ginger, henna, gold, copper and clay creates a warm, natural design that you’ll love. Two-toned kitchens continue to be a big trend, so think about mixing saffron yellow with muted grey hues for a fabulous contemporary kitchen. Dark hues will be popular as well; bringing the new shade vino together with dark grey will create a fabulous modern kitchen with a hint of old-fashioned style.
Materials and finishes
2018 is going to be all about the amalgamation of high-end materials and sophisticated colours. If you want to design a beautiful modern kitchen, you should definitely consider using wood, concrete, organic glass, Corian, metal in various shades, stone or ceramic for the cabinetry. From matt to glossy finishes, the year before us will be quite diverse. When it comes to countertops, it’s essential that you choose not only a modern style, but also one that will offer functionality, suitable appearance, and durability. Quartz, for example, can be a perfect choice. Marble has always been a synonym for luxury and style, so it’s still one of the best options for kitchen countertops. Furthermore, if you invest in high-quality Fridigaire appliances, their design will fit in perfectly with the marble countertop. A stainless steel design offers a modern look, and will be the perfect contrast to white marble, creating the look of a fabulous modern-day kitchen. Furthermore, the stainless steel has been upgraded, so now we’ll have the chance to see some amazing dark steel appliances, as well as black and grey designs. If you’re more of a nature-loving person, countertops made of reclaimed wood will be both a conscious and stylish choice. Gold is another material that we’ll love in the coming year. From faucets through lamps to all kinds of accessories, gold will be a dominant material for kitchen essentials.
Transitional kitchens are one of the biggest trends in 2018, offering both vintage and contemporary design. This trend offers a lot of room to experiment with colours, materials and designs, giving you the opportunity to create a rustic kitchen in a modern living area. What’s more, you can also create a fabulous kitchen if you match natural with cosy features. By mixing contemporary design elements and high-end appliances with wood and ceramic elements, you can create an urban yet rustic kitchen. Use woven coppiced-beech panels to adorn the back of your cabinets, embellish your sink unit with copper-lined holes and create a dynamic palette with wood, copper and marble for a rustic charm in your kitchen.
From vibrant and revolutionary colours to modern materials and exquisite styles, 2018 is going to be the year of sensational kitchen trends. By mixing various styles and allowing you to experiment with designs, the year ahead of us will offer something for everyone’s taste. Whether you’re more of a contemporary style lover or you prefer a more rustic design, you will have the chance to decorate your kitchen in a way that suits you taste best.