This last year has seen a massive resergence in 70s inspired rattan furniture. A boho feel, with a relaxed vibe was seen everywhere, and is still very much a popular choice.
This year we are seeing a lot more woven furniture incorporating Japanese influences. The pale wood tones are being mixed with black for a more striking look. This can be seen on cabinets and screens, again with Japanese influences.
The fine weave we are seeing creates a lovely pattern and texture on table tops and door fronts, perfect for a statement piece. Don’t go overboard with this, as the more stripped back the better. Let the furniture do the talking, so just invest in one or two items to tie into your space.
A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.
The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.
Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.
With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.
For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!
If you love a bit of vintage and mid century then you are in for a treat when you enter After Noah in Islington. Full of restored and reproduction tables, chairs and cabinets you are sure to find a gorgeous one off piece.
As well as the vintage items you will find an array of new accessories, lighting and soft furnishings all with a mid century vibe. There is also plenty for industrial lovers, with wire cabinets, shelving and pendant lights.
After Noah is a modern day treasure trove of homeware. Be sure to visit if you are in the area.
There has been a gradual shift in kitchen design and what we want from it. We require storage solutions for small spaces, and better cabinet and worktop finishes, creating more choice and allow us all to be more creative. As we become more confident with design and layout, we start to be braver with colour. And it’s colour that is popping up in kitchens everywhere, just look at Pinterest!
Of course you will still have your preferred style, whether contemporary or traditional but now you have more options to bring colour into your kitchen.
Whether it’s a bright wall colour, colourful tiling or cabinet fronts, the choice is yours and the options are all out there. For an array of no fuss cabinet fronts then ikea.com is a great place to start. For something more bespoke have a look at uncommonprojects.co.uk
If you are limited on budget and want to refresh your kitchen, look at painting areas [ walls and cabinets ] and tiling. These small changes can make a huge impact.
Key colours we are noticing at the moment are greens, blues, and pinks!