Popular trends kitchen design trends of 2018
Exploring some of the most popular kitchen design trends of 2018 in this latest blog post. Covering everything from splashbacks to new neutrals. Whether the layout of your kitchen needs an entire re-think. Or, you just simply want to rejuvenate a sleeping colour scheme, now is the perfect time to plan your dream kitchen. Read more to get the inspiration you need to translate your mood board into reality.
TOUGH & ROUGH LUXE
Weathered wood, cool concrete surfaces and burnished metals, are some of the essential ingredients of a tough-luxe aesthetic. Therefore, it helps to have existing architectural elements to play with, such as exposed brick walls, timber beams and metal-framed windows. Bring concrete indoors by choosing Dekton by Cosentino. For example, if you want to create a strong statement, try a white-textured worktop to flare up the industrial chic approach. Combine this with a burnt orange autumnal accent through an Opticolour glass splash-back. Lastly, complement your kitchen design with an open social space, using industrial-style lighting over a reclaimed oak table.
A popular kitchen design trend of 2018 we expect to come through in new kitchen design, is the selection of new neutrals and dark colour schemes. The neutral of white is a classic foundation to any kitchen. However, darker neutrals are rising above and could possibly overtake as a fresh kitchen design approach.
This trend can be directly traced from traditional Shaker-style kitchens, right through to contemporary chic. Just like any neutral scheme, it’s incredibly versatile. The dark elements can be applied on kitchen cabinets, worktops, splash-backs, or even floors.
In addition, we think grey will take a back seat. This year’s alternative neutral colour focus is on green. Already crowned the ‘new neutral’ for its versatility. Green is a natural choice for the kitchen. Create textural interest to an understated scheme with natural textures, which can also be lifted by warm and welcome copper or brass accents.
TAKE TO THE FLOOR
The trend for the ‘waterfall edge’. Which sees kitchen island worktops flowing down the side, touching the ground, then continuing into the flooring. Silestone is on the case with the launch of new kitchen island cladding, and floor tiles, made from Silestone’s durable composite quartz. It’s a crispy and coordinated look, definitely a new kitchen design trend to watch for the next year ahead of us.
There’s no disputing the attention-pulling powers of a striking range cooker, or eye-catching island. However, prepare for statement sinks to steal the show. Unlike under-mounted versions, the latest style-led designs are meant to be seen. Not only are they a design feature, they’re a practical element that makes us wonder why the emphasis hasn’t always also been on function. Blanco states “single bowl designs are being installed 45% more than the double bowl, and 1-3/4 bowl designs. Apron front sink installs also continue to grow, rising on the charts by 17%”. Think contrasting brass accent apron front sinks. Beautifully complementing either a dark or light colour scheme for your kitchen design.
AWASH WITH STYLE
Forget lacklustre splash-backs. The space between worktop and wall cabinet is ripe for experimenting. Bespoke surfaces are the way forward, particularly those that feature natural pigmentation and imperfections for a truly individual look. Coordinate with your worktop to fill this understated space. Dekton’s ‘Industrial’ series was created to pay tribute to the beautiful imperfections of the metals and stone, in all their different stages of ageing. It will look incredible, take our word for it.