With more of us spending more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house, it’s importance cannot be denied. It is the ‘heart of the home’ where we prepare meals, tackle homework with the kids entertain friends and family, or just flop into a cosy corner.
If you are contemplating a major overhaul or just updating what you have, here are some pointers.
Green is a strong favourite whether in soft tones like sage in a green/grey colour or a bolder dark green such as on this island. This is Little Green Paint Company’s ‘Obsidian Green 216’. Try Little Green Paint Company’s ‘Pompeian Ash’293 a warmer earthy green on a statement wall – see picture
Dark blue remains a trend for cabinets or an island for contrast.
‘aged’ or patina finishes are particularly popular – see pictures
Brass accents added to chimney breast features or handle / knob choices, mixer taps remain popular this year.
Dedicated drink areas is a growing trend – see picture where coffee bars, teas, breakfast food, cups, bowls are all stored. A lovely way to start the day!
Glass splash backs
Behind cookers and drinks bars with interesting picture images or mirror glass add a talking point.
Fun art works on the wall
Chose a famous print or an installation made with china plates for a bit of fun.