Friday, 1 December 2017
It's hard to believe that we're creeping ever closer to 2018 - for many of us at DesignTime, it seems only a short time ago that Spice Girls were in the charts and a flip-phone was the must-have accessory! But for those with an eye to the future, it's time to look forward to what trends 2018 will usher in for the home - in particular, the kitchen. Here are our predictions for kitchens Nottingham and beyond:
Bold accessories on plain backdrops
2017 has been the year of chrome and smart technology, focusing on the evolution of technology for anything from smartphone-connected kettles to 'smart' lighting. As this technology goes from novelty to every day, we predict that kitchen accessories will start to be more about what's on the outside than what your kitchen tech can do.
With a focus on bright, citrusy colours like bold greens and bright lemons for anything from ovens to island seating, white will provide the ideal backdrop for a riot of electronics colours, making your kitchen appear larger and cleaner.
Mismatching fixtures and fittings
The rise of the boho kitchen was a significant trend in 2017 - and we can only see it getting even more prominent in 2018. Pinterest is rife with custom cupboard handles, unique wall textures and beautifully boho accessories like rugs and wall hangings. Think ceramic accessories, handmade pottery and old-fashioned cast iron accessories to imbue your modern kitchen with a subtle touch of the old world.
If you're not into mixing and matching styles, a simple way to jump on these trends is going for a gradient, combining multiple shades of one colour for a more subtle, yet still striking, effect.
More Scandi minimalism
We all know the Scandi trend is going nowhere, and 2018 is going to be a year of light woods, bright interiors and minimalist style. We can feel next year's trend melding with modern minimalism, combining subway tiles with shining gloss surfaces and pale wood flooring with geometric rugs and accessories.
This ever-appealing style is the perfect option for low-maintenance households, providing plenty of space for personality.
Want to get ahead of the 2018 trends? Contact us today to find out how you can bring your kitchen to the cutting edge.