home: trend [ dark kitchens ] 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ]

In between the love for white minimal and Scandinavian pops of colour, the strong trend for dark tones within the kitchen is a beautiful stylish style direction to head in. 

Choosing between dark cabinets, counters, wall tiling, floor covering or all of the above creates a deep rich interior – a modern look for a home. 

Ikea // dark kitchen cabinet doors

Bringing together a lot of dark tones (greys and blacks) is a bold move but it pays off. Although high lighting with colour or white is also a great look. Intersperse dark cabinets with white tiling or use a paler paint or  flooring to soften the darkness. 

Tiles / Victoria Plumbing • Cabinets / Ikea • Floor Tiles / Terrazzo Tiles • Cabinet Doors / Ikea •

For accessories, using other on-trend colours of the moment including metallics, blushes and pastels or light greys will really add to the look. 

Tray / Mia Fleur • Tin Boxes / Ferm Living • Kitchen Utensils / Studio • Enamel Jug / Smug •

Across the high street big brands and smaller independent brands, seek out well chosen kitchenalia, ceramics, equipment and utensils to compliment the look. 

Shopping guide: 

Victoria Plumbing / Ikea / Terrazzo Tiles / Mia Fleur / Smug / Studio / Ferm Living 

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home: trend [ Light & Dark ]

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home: trend [ Light & Dark ]

This trend is all about heavy contrast and making a statement with colour.
Dark shades dominate the space, with accents of white and lighter shades used on furniture tops and within accessories.
For example in a living room a dark sofa should be dressed with light coloured cushions [ Try velvet and faux fur, they will help with the luxurious element of this trend ].
If it’s a kitchen then use the units and worktops to block the colour, creating a very clean minimal look. [ see pic above ]

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The main colour pallete is Aubergine, Burgandy, Blue, Grey and Green. Head over to the Dulux website to get the best choice of these rich tones. [ Deep Aubergine, Monarch, Buckingham Green, Oxford Blue and Gallant Grey ]

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This trend will create a calming space, with the dark colours on the walls [ pick one or two ]. Add black accessories and dark wood furniture in parts of the room to emphasise the shades, and lift other areas with white and copper tones. [ candlesticks, vases, lamps and picture frames work great ]

Guide:
1. Wood/laquer console-West Elm [ £336]
2. Concrete vase-Rose & Grey [ from£14 ]
3. Table lamp-Rockett St George [ £65 ]
4. Chair-Made.com [ £499 ]
5. Side board-Dwell [ £399 ]
6. Copper light-John Lewis [ £160 ]
7. Candlestick-Ikea [ £9.50 ]