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Quirky kitchen trends


Ordinary is overdone, so why not opt for something a little unusual? Here are 6 of our top picks


  1. Coloured grout

    Quirky kitchen trends

White grout is everywhere, needs constant maintenance to keep clean, and isn’t particularly exciting. We absolutely love the coloured grout we’ve been seeing in kitchens lately, with grout colours ranging from the safe option of black all the way to more daring fluoro oranges and yellows! The gorgeous kitchen pictured was designed by Complete Kitchens.

  1. Digitally printed glass splashbacks

    Quirky Kitchen Trends

The beauty of these splashbacks is in their uniqueness. You can choose from a range of designs the company you’re working with has in its portfolio, or perhaps request your own creation — an ideal way to personalise your kitchen.

  1. Chalkboard wall

    Quirky kitchen trends

The benefits of including a chalkboard wall in your kitchen are plenty. It can be a great place the get the kiddies to be creative (quietly) while you cook the evening meal, or even a spot to display menu plans so that the whole family known what’s in store for the week. The best part? Chalkboard paints now come in a range of colours, so they’re perfect to brighten up your kitchen space. The proof is in this picture by The Maker Designer Kitchens!

  1. Cute utensils for kids

    Quirky kitchen trends

Meal prepping is a great way to get the kids involved with day-to-day chores while spending some quality time with them, but it’s unlikely you’ll be met with much enthusiasm when you request their company in the kitchen if there’s nothing exciting in it for them. Enter Animi Causa’s range of utensils and accessories — not only are they impossibly cute and toy-like, they’re also highly functional.

  1. Tiles as serving trays

We came across this trend at an industry event late last year, and now cannot get enough of tiles which can double as serving trays. They’re unique, eye-catching, and perfect for canapés, drinks and entrées.

  1. Colourful appliances

Black and silver appliances are nice and functional, but aren’t particularly enthralling. If you’re looking to add a little interest to your kitchen but don’t want to blow the budget, colourful appliances are the way to go. Smeg appliances are particularly good for this purpose as they come in an array of bright and cheerful colours.