We talk to an interior expert about the hottest kitchen design trends
The kitchen is the undisputed focus of the home – it’s where families come to cook, gather and entertain. But Australians don’t just spend lots of time in their kitchens but more and more time carefully designing them and finding ways to get a designer look in their own homes.
As Wholesale Kitchens’ Carl Romyn explains, more colour, more texture and more creative designs are no longer contained to high-end, expensive kitchens or reality shows. Carl Romyn presents the hottest kitchen design trends and shares his tips to achieving the look in your home:
1. Monochrome Kitchen with Metallic Accents
According to Carl, black and white kitchens are timeless, however today’s spin on this monochrome palette is to choose matte cabinetry and personalise with handles and copper accents. “Matt black cabinetry is without a doubt the biggest trend in kitchens right now,” says Carl.
2. Traditional Shaker Kitchen
The classic Shaker kitchen is currently enjoying a resurgence and combines many traditional elements with modern conveniences. Carl suggests pairing a classic profiled door with a laminate benchtop that looks like timber or marble is a popular, practical and economical way of ‘getting this look for less.
3. Modern Shaker Kitchen
The modern Shaker kitchen is really gaining traction as one of the most popular kitchen styles today. “Open glass shelving and freestanding cookers bring the touch of the Hamptons classic, whilst flat doors, timber-grain cabinetry and sleek lines ensure there is plenty of fresh and modern appeal,” says Carl.
4. Pops of Colour
White has dominated the Australian kitchen scene for decades, however Carl explains that we are finally getting more adventurous with colour. Carl says bringing in a feature row of cabinetry or using two toned cabinetry are brilliant ways to inject a little personality into your kitchen.
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