Copy of What’s Hot Right now!
What’s hot in the world of kitchen design? From industrial-inspired concrete surfaces and factory-inspired faucets to the more glamorous brass kitchen handles and brass taps, and from clever kitchen storage , built-in wine rooms and even home bars to modern kitchen islands (and snazzy upholstered breakfast bar stools) to Crittall-style kitchen extensions, 2018 has had no shortage of super cool trends – and they are showing no signs of slowing down for 2019.
With cool new kitchen brands popping up and lots of innovative design ideas on display in kitchen showrooms across the country, there are plenty of on-trend looks and state-of-the-art appliances to pick from.
Smeg has partnered with Dolce & Gabbana to put the focus on range cookers while Bosch’s fridges are coming out in even braver colour choices.
Industrial finishes such as concrete are still drumming up lots of interest at design shows, while it’s clear that brushed brass is year’s stand-out metal, giving a luxurious finish to handles, small appliances and even plug sockets. Oh, and brass taps are absolutely everywhere.
So, whether your current design needs renovating or you simply want to refresh a tired scheme, these are the latest advances in kitchen design you need to see. Take inspiration from these latest kitchen designs for 2019.
1. MOOD SWING
Give us a sleek, Scandi-feel, veneered Nordic Oak breakfast bar and chances are we’ll be kitchen-smitten. Add a fresh update for units in a navy lacquered finish and we’ll fall hook, line and sinker.
Such is the case for Silvano Barsacchi’s Mood kitchen for Scavolini. Dubbed Moon Blue by the Italian firm, the new hue is just the ticket for bringing a dark and mysterious edge to your scheme, all beautifully offset with clean-cut silhouettes and anthracite porcelain worktops.
2. HOT AND COLD
Funky splashbacks are having a moment, yet choosing your tiles can be a tricky decision. Ted Baker’s new collection features three designs, plus the option to go ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ with your kitchen
3. MATERIAL MATTERS
Bert & May’s passion for raw materials runs through to its new kitchen designs which reference the past but feel contemporary. We love the reclaimed look of Yard (below), while Library has a grown-up hand-painted finish. Kitchens start from £25,000, and the new ranges are on display at the showroom in East London.
4. STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
Celebrated patternista Neisha Crosland’s collaboration with Harvey Maria continues with Dovetail, her third design for the luxury vinyl flooring brand. Drawing inspiration from traditional tile patterns, Dovetail has a strong geometric repeat pattern and comes in five colourways: Flax, Ink Black, Lavastone, Ochre and Oxford Blue .
5. GO TO TOWN
Five new colours have been added to the Metropolitan collection by Caesarstone. With industrial shades inspired by concrete and burnished metals, highlights include 4046 Excava, with rusty copper tones, and the terrazzo-led 4601 Frozen Terra.
6. COPPER CONTINUES TO REIGN
Forget taps and sinks, now built-in ovens are getting the copper treatment. Following discreet copper trim details from the likes of Smeg and De Dietrich, Italian brand Bertazzoni is taking no prisoners with its new Modern collection, which includes this all-out copper oven, F6011MODVTX, priced from £1,800.
7. COLOUR CHOICE
Despite the name, Naked Kitchens is all about injecting colour, not going bare. Its Hampton Court kitchen combines Shaker-style drawers and cabinets in dusty pinks and turquoise, offset with dazzling copper hand-aged splashbacks. So that’s something to gaze at while you do the washing-up.
8. FLUTED GLASS
Concealed behind folding fluted-glass doors, the Inside System range by Ernestomeda, has sections for cooking, a larder and wine storage.
9. GLASS CEILING
A bulky extractor fan can ruin the look of a super-sleek, minimalist kitchen. Hurrah then for Falmec’s barely there Alba design. Its glass frame sits almost flush to the ceiling and is LED backlit.
10. TWICE AS NICE
Bring together two veterans of British kitchen design and it’s a cert that you’ll end up with something worth talking about. The brainchild of Charlie Smallbone and deVOL, the Elemental kitchen combines (yep, you guessed it) wood, metal and stone for a contemporary design with wow factor by the kitchen-sink load. Proving deVOL can do glitzy and glam as well as pared-back and traditional, expect standout copper door panels with verdigris patinas paired with black stained ash and aged brass pivot hinges.
11. SINK IN
DeVOL’s Carrara marble butler sinks bring a slice of cool Italia to its English-country aesthetic. Choose the Milano Penthouse or Tuscan Farmhouse design, with each sink cut from a single block of honed, smooth stone, which ages beautifully over time.
12. FRESH AIR
The much admired Air kitchen by deVol has had a timely design update. Inspired by the timber work of old gentlemen’s haberdasheries, it now features dark interior cupboards, aged copper end panels and natural stained oak finishes.