2016 Trend Report Part 2: Kitchens
Following our Trend Report Series is an entire blog post dedicated to one of the busiest parts of the home—the kitchen. Imitating the same fashion as our previous series, we furnish you with interesting new looks you can use to spice up your beloved pantry.
The kitchens of today are all about simplicity and straightforward use. Function makes up the vision. Balanced symmetry is the goal. Empty spaces are transformed into stylish shelving. Irregularly shaped lights break away uniformity. Low-cost, low-maintenance materials are used and interior designers freely choose unlikely furniture and décor to blend into the space. In order the pave the way for the modern millennials, kitchens are taking a strong industrial route. This however, doesn’t mean that your pantry would look less imaginative.
Spot these three styles and cop off their looks for your kitchen design!
Stainless steel is among the best materials to use in contemporary kitchens, mainly because it is easy to clean and maintain. It gives off a polished, smooth texture to your interiors, adding an illusion of brightness and space. In this modern kitchen, one can see the bright hues of metal and pewter set against something organic; a beautiful tandem of rough and glossy texture that makes the space more interesting. Giant windows maximizes daylight, while at night time, this room glows with a metallic industrial light that hang from the ceiling. Flowers break off the austere, masculine look of the interior. Another feature: the marbled wood stools that adds a fancy visual to the otherwise blank and plain canvass.
- Uniformity is key when it comes to stainless steel kitchens. Look for appliances with the same colour and incorporate it in your interior.
- Smooth & rough textures are beautiful to blend together, especially with striking hues.
- Glass is a favourite accent to this design. Add this to your countertop or make an emphasis to your windows for that edgy look.
Looking for something eclectic? How about wood as your kitchen’s main feature? Go back to the earth by using old, reclaimed materials and recreate your space with a remarkably industrial setting. In this particular design, the raw, honest textures of wood float against the classy, black brick wall. Glass accents shine upon the DIY shelving. Fruits, ceramics, and decors of vibrant colours adds a youthful twist to this look. Also spotted are simple industrial light bulbs that illuminate the wall.
A wood-inspired modern kitchen is the best option when you want to take the DIY route. You can freely experiment on your furniture and texture, and come up with exciting pairings never expected at first!
- Wood already has a strong, imposing presence. Complement it with something smooth: glass and/or marble! One good example would be creating a backsplash of wooden drawers and a marble top.
- Go with neutrals. Stick to the natural palette by picking grey, kohl, white and light olive. Avoid bright colours as it will look cluttered.
- Choose basic furniture & decor to incorporate with your interior. Slender chairs, simple stools and plain white ceramics work very well with this design.
Concrete for your kitchen? Why not? This minimalist design is a no-fuss, no-frill option for the homeowner who likes things basic. Built to last, concrete offers durability and requires low demands in upkeep; less efforts, more of the benefits. Black and white are two stand-out hues that complements this design. But even if you have chosen to tone down your wall and flooring, there’s no need hold back in style. Lavish your modern kitchen space with colourful shelves, vibrant décor and unexpected accents. It’s the perfect canvass to let your imagination roll!
- Brighten up the area with the perfect industrial lighting. This concrete timber pendant light nicely harmonizes with this design.
- Enjoy decorating! Go all out on fresh flowers, beautiful ceramics and interesting wall decors that suit your style.
- Mix this design with other strong textures, like wood and metal for an eccentric look.
- Adding a rug softens the severe look of your concrete kitchen.
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Images via FSV Kitchen Lighting - Vintage Industrial Pinterest board.
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