In recent years, modern kitchen design has chiefly focused on contemporary space that is both stylish and multifunctional. For 2016, this trend looks set to increase even more with a particular emphasis on sleek lines and innovative appliances.
So whether you’ve refurbished your kitchen recently and just want to incorporate a few tweaks, or if you want to completely overhaul your space in the New Year, this post is for you. We have listed below some key trends to help update and transform your kitchen.
As the hub of social gatherings, a great deal of attention should be paid to your kitchen’s layout. With more and more people beginning to adopt open-plan, contemporary living, it’s hardly surprising that this attitude has started to filter down as a prominent kitchen style for 2016.
Minimalist open-plan kitchens are perfect for creating a communal space for socialising with friends or family. However, it’s important to think about the logistics of your cooking habits, for instance, incorporating an island within the design can be a useful way to add extra cooking space. Kitchens Plus offers a huge range of modern designs that make the best use of your available space.
Neutral colour scheme
Contemporary kitchens with clean lines work best when designed in neutral colour palettes. White, brown, and cashmere are all popular tones for 2016, however the runaway leader is undoubtedly grey. Some manufacturers have even started to incorporate grey tones into cabinet interiors, as this ensures your whole room has a flowing look. You can instantly transform your kitchen yourself with this pearl grey matt emulsion paint from Wilko.
Bring your neutral colour scheme to life by including some occasional bright hues throughout your room. Copper and stainless steel accessories are especially good as they add shine and vibrancy to your kitchen, as well as blending a contemporary industrial feel with classic smooth lines. This Jackson pendant light from Made is priced at just £59 and is a great way to add a pop of colour to your neutral palette.
Complete your kitchen’s transformation with appliances that can take your cooking to the next level. Appliance trends for 2016 favour discreet styles that neatly integrate into the rest of your workspace, while also helping you to cut down on cooking times. You can check the latest kitchen appliance releases at Appliance City.