Kitchen trends for 2017

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As the kitchen tends to be the place we accumulate the most I thought it might be interesting to look at the new trends for 2017.

Recently kitchens have taken to being clean and almost clinical, however, trends are changing and this year we expect to see more colour included particularly on lower cabinets and islands such as navy, deep charcoal taupe and black, with upper remaining light colours to compliment.

You’ll also see tones of ruby reds, emeralds, turquoises, sapphires and golds appear on backsplashes, fabrics and hardware as homeowners look to personalise their kitchen space.

Kitchen surfaces will offer tactile textures with shiny and rough painted surfaces working together, while flat panel cabinet doors will rise in popularity. The pink tones of last year will be less vibrant and more muted, appearing on small appliances and complimented with gold tones.

Appliances will become smarter and smaller with homeowners using their smartphones to program equipment and monitor what they are cooking from afar, turning appliances off or on and controlling temperatures and timings while they are still at work. The use of large ovens will become less whilst wall mounted mini fridges and steam ovens will cut down on meal preparation and cleaning. More easy to clean and low maintenance products will take presidency in the kitchen with floors and walls using large format tiles with fewer grout lines to clean.

We expect to see more geometrical shapes appearing in the kitchens this year with tile patterns such as hexagons, herringbone and chevron providing contrast and minimal colour breaking up the crisp white.

Windows will make a bold statement stealing the spotlight this year increasing natural light and becoming a main feature in the kitchen. Interesting shapes with black and dark frames adding character and contrasting with drapes and blinds.

These are just some of the trends to look out for this year.

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