Gone are the days of a kitchen’s sole purpose being to prepare and cook food. With the love of open plan kitchens, we are spending more time in the kitchen and the line between kitchen and living area is blurred.
The latest trends treat the kitchen more like a living room, taking traditional kitchen features and adding a splash of colour, freestanding furniture, or statement splashbacks. At Kitchens Complete, we want your kitchen design process to be as simple as possible, so read below to discover the latest trends of 2023.
As the world continues to grow more eco-conscious, many homeowners are making an effort to choose kitchens made with sustainable materials. Kitchens made with natural material and timber tones are increasing in popularity. Creating a space that is functional, timeless, and eco-friendly, has increased the appreciation of reclaimed wood in new kitchens.
Many are using eco-paint to create their dream kitchen. Not only are they better for the environment, but these paints are also better for you and your home. When choosing appliances and lighting, choose environmentally friendly options. LED lighting and energy-efficient appliances have great functionality, whilst not being as damaging to the environment.
Islands remain a popular kitchen trend for this year. As freestanding furniture, islands are a multifunctional feature that provides extra storage, countertop space, and make a great centrepiece. Kitchen islands have been a popular trend for a while but this year they are evolving to become more of a focal point of the kitchen.
In 2023, why not incorporate seating around your island, making it an inclusive social and cooking space. Freestanding furniture, like baker’s tables are becoming popular, providing a flexible arrangement for your kitchen. The butcher block island is one of the most popular kitchen island styles for 2023. It’s a naturally stunning and warm-toned material, adding to the popularity of natural timber in kitchens this year.
Colourful kitchens are trending this year. Choosing your kitchen colours doesn’t need to be a difficult decision, but there are many options to consider. With people spending more and more time in their kitchen, why not add a splash of colour to your space? Dusty pink was a popular kitchen colour last year, and it looks like it’s sticking around for 2023. Pink is a versatile shade to use in a kitchen, and reportedly has wellbeing benefits, creating a calming atmosphere, which is great for a busy kitchen. Softer, pastel shades of green and blue remain popular also.
Darker tones are being pushed this year. If you want a statement kitchen, dark shades will make an instant impact. Balancing a dark kitchen with light countertops can create an effective contrast. Dark blue and green are two of the most popular colours that give a fresh and modern look.
Neutral coloured kitchens like beige, sand, and taupe are great to give your home a cosy feel. Without feeling too saturated, these colours create a welcoming and calming environment.
Splashbacks are no longer just something to protect the wall from splashes from your cooking. Nowadays, they can be a great feature in your kitchen, adding a flair of dramatics and complimenting your walls and cabinets. They make a great statement and work well in many different styles of kitchens, can create a sense of luxury and are the perfect way to complete a kitchen. Copper mirrored splashbacks offer warmth and add a distinct character to a kitchen. They are low maintenance and perfectly give the illusion of space in smaller kitchens.
A kitchen’s primary function is to provide a space to store, prepare, and cook food. Whilst it can have all these exciting features, there needs to be elements of practicality. Warming drawers are an increasingly popular feature in new kitchens. They can be used to keep your plates and food warm and can even speed up the process of proofing your bread dough.
Modern wine cellars remain popular, seamlessly fitting into your kitchen layout. Make your wine cabinet a feature of the room as part of a kitchen island or in the space of a cabinet. The trend of extremely organised pantries is here to stay. They provide easy-access storage solutions, which when organised well, can help to declutter your kitchen.
At Kitchens Complete, we will work with you every step of the way to help you design the perfect bespoke kitchen to match your needs.
If any of these latest trends sound like something you would like to include in your Derbyshire kitchen, visit our Kitchens Complete showroom in Mickleover, book a free design consultation today, or call us on 01332 229223.