2023 Trends Part 1 – Key Touches

Jan 6, 2023 | Blog

Every year brings new thoughts, new ideas, different expressions, and we are sure that within the world of custom kitchen design that 2023 will be no different.

Whether you’re planning on renovating, remodelling, or simply reconfiguring your existing space, over the course of this month we are going to be sharing some of the need-to-know kitchen trends for 2023 to inspire your design journey.

We demand a lot from our kitchens, because now more than ever the kitchen is the most functional space within our homes – providing a place to cook, eat, work, rest and entertain.

From our research, we are already seeing trends emerging in our customer’s kitchen design choices, and it is clear that 2023 is set to be a year of unexpected change

Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands are considered a worthwhile investment for any kitchen – so they are always on trend.  However, for 2023 kitchen islands are evolving to become even more of a point of focus, as they become more socially focused.
By centralising cooking or preparation areas, it makes the kitchen much more sociable, allowing the person doing the cooking to talk to others as they get dinner ready instead of standing with their back to family and friends.

Kitchen island design this year will be tailored to incorporate more seating, to ensure the space is completely inclusive, whether cooking, entertaining or just relaxing with the family.

Wood and Natural Tones

Welcoming nature into our homes is one of the biggest interior design trends of recent years.  With people expressing a desire to use wood, pulling out the blues, greens, and pinks from within marbles, granites and other worktop surfaces is a perfect way to balance out the warmth from the wood whilst it still gives a dynamic impact without needing to paint with colour.


A metallic finish is going to be the most sought-after material of 2023.  Metals in similar tones offer a cohesive style, such as copper and gold which pair perfectly due to their warm undertones, or cooler metals like nickel and chrome which sit well against lighter colours and modern kitchen designs. Using too much of the same metal can look one-dimensional, so ensure the finish you choose suits its placement in the kitchen.  Consider brass cabinet handles, copper taps, and gold-toned accessories such as kettles and storage to incorporate these understated additions into your space effortlessly.

Next week we will continue the 2023 trends theme by revisiting counter tops.

Have a great weekend

Clinton and Fiona