The top 10 kitchen trends predicted to be huge in 2018
If you’re planning your new kitchen ready to start work in earnest in 2018, you may be in need of a little inspiration. Kitchen design and planning can be a little bewildering, so taking a look at popular and enduring trends can be a great place to start.
Here are the top 10 kitchen trends that experts are predicting will really take off in 2018:
1. Sixties style. You may not have noticed it, but several sixties trends have been creeping into our kitchens in 2017 – including Formica worktops, colourful cabinets and statement pendants. Expect to see lots more of this in 2018!
2. Hidden homes for appliances. In the quest for minimalism, many homeowners are hiding away even everyday appliances to reduce clutter. Smart storage for toasters, kettles and other appliances is a top tip for 2018 for those who love clean lines and uncluttered workspace.
3. Personalised tiles. Can’t find the perfect wall tile? Create your own! It may be a little costly, but the trend has really taken off over in the U.S and could soon take over kitchen design in the UK too.
4. Metallic accents. Brass, gold and silver accents on everything from cookware to kettles, lighting and worktop edges made a splash in 2017 is set to continue into the new year.
5. Dark green. Houzz.co.uk has reported that it’s users have been uploading images of their newly renovated kitchens in dark forest green in their droves, and is predicting that this colour will remain popular in 2018.
6. Mixing old and new. Another top tip for 2018 from the Houzz team, this trend involves the careful blending of heritage, antique and vintage items with a contemporary kitchen design, such as using an old range cooker and reclaimed wood door fronts in a sleek Scandinavian-style space.
7. Pantries. The pantry has never really gone away as a trend, but it has evolved from a separate room or cupboard to a slick integrated unit. For 2018, clever pantry cabinets divided into all kinds of separate storage spaces are expected to be popular – particularly for those wanting to make use of those tricky corner spaces.
8. Two tone cabinetry. Part of the current trend for mixing materials in the kitchen, the two-tone look involves using one colour for the top cabinets and another complementary (or contrasting if you’re feeling daring) for the cupboards or drawers below.
9. Charcoal. Interiorzine.com is choosing charcoal as it’s top colour pick for 2018, with a particular emphasis on splashbacks, tiles and door fronts with a lovely natural charcoal texture effect too.
10. Deep blue. A 2018 kitchen trend for those who like to push the boundaries of interior design, deep blue kitchen units (or conversely, walls) create a bold, strikingly modern look within the space.
Remember, design trends may come and go but the finish can truly make or break a kitchen. Choose A&J Kitchens for complete kitchen installation and an expert finish, we work throughout Manchester and Greater Manchester installing the best in modern and contemporary kitchens as well as stunning country and traditional kitchens.
Make 2018 the year you decide to make that kitchen designer makeover and we are always on hand to give you advice and direction.