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Top Kitchen Design Trends: Summer 2018

The days are getting longer, the weather is slowly turning warmer and we can’t wait for summer to finally be here. With summer comes extra inspiration and motivation to embrace change and transform parts of our lives. In preparation for the new season, here are some of the hottest, summer kitchen design trends to get you inspired.


1. Pastels have gone ice cream style

For the past few years, pastels have been used to create soft highlight and feature walls. Widely popular, pastels are a fantastic way to inject personality into the room, without overwhelming the overall look and style. This year, the trend is embracing the summer season. We’re loving pink and blue pastels paired with classic white units and cabinets. The soft tones of the blue and pink put bursts of fun, sun, and happiness into any space, creating an ‘ice cream’ style look that’s colourful and smart without being childish.


2. Patterns are back with a boom

For a while, it was all about modern, sleek, and flawless kitchen designs. Although modern is still popular and stylish, patterns and textures have come back as an attractive way to put your own distinct stamp on your kitchen.

After the dramatic look? Grooved, textured or patterned units will give your kitchen an irresistible, show-stopping look. Alternatively, using it in small places will give an elegant focal point that your eyes will be drawn to.

Want to keep your units simple and modern? Try pairing with patterned tiling or wallpaper instead – Moroccan themed tiles are a great look right now.

3. Kitchen islands are becoming bigger and suited for multiuse

Kitchen islands always make a statement. This year, they’re continuing to make an impact, getting larger and becoming a jack-of-all-trades feature. Some larger kitchens are also opting for two islands – showing that bigger is definitely better this summer. The growth in kitchen islands lies in their multifunction ability. With more room, islands can be installed with ease and they offer more storage space to keep the room tidy and clutter free. Big islands can also act as a casual dining or drinking bar, becoming the place where memories are cooked up.

4. Accessories are the golden finishing touch.

Accessories are a hot style right now. Adding luxury and glamour, they add the perfect finishing touch and your own personal stamp to any kitchen. When it comes to accessories, metals are the key –particularly warm colours such as brass or bronze. Last year, copper stole the limelight. Although still popular, this summer gold is taking centre stage. Golden accents are really making kitchens pop with style and there’s no limit. Expanding beyond door handles, gold is spreading to wall tiles, statement lighting, small appliances and even taps.


5. Dare to be dramatic

Dark and deep colours are not something to fear. Adding elegance, luxury and a rich dramatic effect, bold colours are ‘in’ this season – particularly blue hues. For those that fear overpowering the room, pair with grey units for a muted look. Opting for classic? Timeless and sleek black units are a great way to get on board with this trend – especially when paired with gold accessories.

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