Contemporary Kitchen Designs: Three Trends Which Could Work For YouLee Johnson
When it’s time to get a new look for your kitchen, it’s always nice to position yourself on the cutting edge of interior design by taking some inspiration from the most recent trends. Staying up to date is all about knowing the looks that are coming in for the next season, so to help you out we’ll take a deeper look at some of the best contemporary kitchen styles. See what you think – they just might work for your kitchen overhaul.
New Industrial is a hard, sharp interior design style which makes an immediate statement – but although it might not be for the faint of heart, if you can pull it off then the results will be absolutely stunning. The aim is to create a kitchen that seems as though it could have been ripped straight out of a commercial eatery, with stainless steel surfaces and industrial-style appliances.
This is the kitchen design for anybody who wants to host cocktail nights that get their friends salivating before the first drink has even been poured, giving off the vibe of a hot new inner city bar. With this in mind, you’ll want to go for stools instead of chairs, powerful statement lighting, and a simple colour scheme which sticks to perhaps one primary colour while making the most of the natural tones from materials such as brick, slate and metal.
If you’re looking for something just a little bit more homely, then neo-rustic could be the perfect compromise, striking a modern balance between the rural charm of the country cottage and those all important conveniences that none of us could live without. By injecting just a little of the industrial look that we’ve outlined above into a rustic kitchen you can create something that offers the best of both worlds.
Getting the neo-rustic look for your kitchen is all about making use of natural materials, with wooden beams and stone walls setting the tone. Strike an eye-catching contrast by integrating steel appliances and contemporary art, while letting the charm of older cabinets and surfaces speak for themselves.
Minimalism is one of those styles that never goes out of fashion, because it allows you to make life easier for yourself without losing out on great design. For 2015 it’s all about the fresh, clean appeal of using as much white as you can – from the walls to the appliances, and even the sink! Choosing to keep things minimal will give you the breathing space that you need to get some serious cooking done, so it’s a great choice for people who enjoys rustling up a recipe or two.
A white minimalist design looks great with a glossy finish and just a couple of colour splashes to break up the look. Yellow is a great choice because it provides balance without detracting from the overall effect, and you really don’t need to do much with it; think a couple of vases, some chairs and perhaps a shelf or cabinet to giver overall cohesion. The great thing about using yellow against white is the fact that it gives you the option to breathe some more life into the room by bringing in fresh flowers such as sunflowers or daffodils.
The finishing touch to any great kitchen design is the flooring, and Tile & Stone online we have dozens of great options for you to choose between, from urban slate to classic wood effect. For high quality ceramic and porcelain tiles why not take a look at our range of Porcelanosa floor tiles, with a variety of different finishes perfect for both industrial and more classical designs. To get more information you can contact us at 01539 741155; we’d love to discuss your needs, and help you in any way that we can!