International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world
Universal Magazines
By Amy Norris

Trends from around the world influence everything from music to fashion — and kitchen interiors are no different. We’re looking at the international trends that have made a real impact on Aussie kitchens

1. French Provincial

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

With intricate details and often expensive materials, a provincial-style kitchen is not something to take on half-heartedly. The pay-off, however, is well worth the effort. Provincial kitchens are sophisticated, elegant and create a charming ambience throughout the home.

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

With such a distinct style, this design may not work in every home, and adjoining areas and decor need to match the look and feel of the room. The design, however, stirs up memories of hearty home-cooked meals and big family dinners.

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

Common provincial kitchen elements:

2. Hamptons

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

Inspired by a group of villages in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton in Long Island, New York, the Hamptons style combines a light and breezy atmosphere with classy design elements and style.
Usually featuring a white or blue colour palette, Hamptons-style kitchens evoke a casual and classic feel.

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

Common Hamptons kitchen elements:

3. Scandinavian

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

The popular Danish art of ‘‘hygge’’ (pronounced ‘‘hooga’’), roughly translating to cosiness and comfort, has taken the world by storm. This has spurred on the Scandinavian influences that have become increasingly common, not just in the kitchen but throughout the home. Modern and minimalist, Scandinavian kitchens are simple, light and bright. Functionality is key and the simplicity of the style means costs can be kept low.

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

Scandinavian kitchens are supposed to evoke feelings of happiness, calm and order, and work particularly well in small spaces. For a lot of people, Scandinavian style is not just a trend, but also a way of life.

International Inspiration: 3 kitchen trends from around the world

Common Scandinavian kitchen elements:

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Originally in Luxury Kitchens & Bathrooms Magazine Issue 16

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