Top 5 Kitchen Trends for 2018
With the new year in full force many have been predicting what the top Kitchen trends for 2018 will be. Here are the top 5 that we've predicted.
1. White & Coloured Cabinetry
White and grey will continue to be popular in 2018 however expect the introduction of more colours. Think navy blue, olive green, charcoal and even black with natural timbers. Dual tone cabinetry is an easy way to introduce colour without it over powering the space. Concealed appliances, such as fridges, dishwasher’s even small appliances like toasters, will assist in achieving the minimalist look that is desired by many.
2. Brass & Matte Black Tap Ware/Hardware
Brass is the new copper! While copper has been incredibly popular it is time to move on. Brass tap ware and hardware is on the rise and is expected to be extremely popular in 2018. Additionally, matte black is a common choice that is also branching into appliances, such as fridges, and even sinks.However, we can’t forget the classic polished chrome finish that is ever popular.
3. Patterned & Coloured Splash Backs
Glass and mirror splash backs are no more! Colour and patterns are predicted to be the next splash back trend. A coloured or patterned splash back is a great way to introduce some character into your kitchen. You can expect to see deeper hues of colour such as purples and blues. If bold colours and patterns aren’t your thing then subway tiles are also a great alternative.
4. Pendant Lighting
The Carlisle on display at Mount Barker
Pendant lighting is predicted to remain popular in 2018. Pendant lights over island benches create a focal point and are a simple addition to make your kitchen more appealing. Pendants can also be very effective in bedrooms on either side of the bed and in bathrooms over the vanity.
5. Open Shelving
Open shelving is also predicted to be popular this year. While the minimalist trend is still popular, open shelving is a simple way to introduce more character without making the space too cluttered. Simply add a small pot plant or some of your favourite cookbooks to liven up the space.