Are you toying up with the idea of re-decorating or renovating your kitchen in 2015? Before sitting down with an expert to come up with your new design, have a think about the aspects of your kitchen that need upgrading. Researching some emerging kitchen trends may help to spark some inspiration that could see your kitchen go from practical to perfect.
As kitchens become more a place of family living and entertaining and less a place of just food prep and cooking, kitchen furniture is becoming more and more appreciated. The trends of 2015 are thought to incorporate beautiful pieces of kitchen furniture that focus on look as well as practicality. The simplest way of achieving this look is to incorporate an island bench. Whether it has legs or ornate panelling, a contrasting stone bench top or mirror kickboards, make your kitchen island bench a piece of artwork to be proud of.
The increasing popularity of industrial, contemporary and ‘lived in’ interior design has seen the love of open and floating shelving rise. Practical and pleasing, open shelving can be placed across window panes, mounted on to blank hall walls and even positioned above fridges, below cabinetry or behind the cook top. A mix of closed cabinetry and open shelving means there is still space to hide your mess whilst cookbooks, glassware and appliances can be on show and in easy reach.
Wallpaper and feature walls have never been a big trend due to the already complex and busy happenings of a kitchen environment. But with kitchens expanding into dining rooms and dining rooms into living rooms, a bright feature wall can help divide up the space whilst still obtaining an open-plan design.
Ceilings that make you look up
As kitchen walls, draws and bench space fill up with clutter, interest will be aimed above kitchen eye level. Ceilings, windows and lighting will be major attributes of 2015 kitchens including feature lighting and above cabinet windows.
With the ongoing love of stainless steel, chrome and brass, 2015 is expected to introduce a series of warmer metals used throughout the kitchen including copper and bronze. The texture and shiny luxe of metallic metals provides an extravagant hue that will compliment almost any colour palette. The introduction of bold black tap ware is expected to become a huge craze so get in early at the Renovator Store!