PEWTER AND GUNMETAL HARDWARE
Pewter and gunmetal are the trends we are loving. They're not as harsh as matte black or as specific as brass or gold, but it gives fixtures some texture and depth.
A trend that is replacing kitchen upper cabinets with metal, wood or glass shelving. Inspired by hotel and retail spaces, this adds to the overall bold statements many want to make in their homes, forgoing the minimalism that was popular in years past.
We’ll continue to see traditional elements and forms in harmony with modern design. Think honed, natural stone, organic basalt tiles, hand-wrapped rattan furniture, and vintage-inspired fixtures and lighting.
USE OF WOOD
People are increasingly seeking connections from nature. It creates a welcoming and calming environment, and is a timeless, versatile material we love. We see a growing desire for lighter, airier spaces, and wood is a wonderful material to incorporate to achieve this.
Many people incorporate coloured cabinets in kitchens while moving away from all white cabinetry. Making a bold statement and creating a mood with cabinetry, like using deep or grey-washed blues and greens. To be paired with fixtures and hardware in brass and other contrasting metals.
PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURES
Statement hanging pendants will be important in denoting different areas within an open-plan space. Anchoring the dining area will be particularly important and sculptural jewellery, like pendants in hard finishes with a mid-century Italian influence.
Digital technology will continue to drive innovations and new pleasures in the kitchen, giving homeowners ever more specific home appliances targeted to their tastes. Wifi-enabled espresso makers can prepare your morning cappuccino before you even get out of bed, and wine technology is evolving from big wine fridges to restaurant-quality single pour preservation systems. Why stop at opening one bottle when you can have a private tasting flight of four?!
CLASSIC & MODERN
Kitchens are becoming a mix of classic and modern. People want modern amenities and integrated looks, but they don’t want their kitchens to look space aged. It’s the heart of the home and they want their kitchens to feel warm, welcoming, and attractive.