10 Top Trends in Kitchen Design for 2018 | Color Trends for Kitchens


Colors for the kitchen are back! Let’s make this space more beautiful after all is a space for inspirations and create delicious food, why is boring when it could be amazing?

Whether you are looking to give your kitchen a big shot of color or just want to introduce a new shade to your scheme, you need to take a look to this top 10 trends  for Kitchen Design for this year.


Bold and vibrant color schemes

Vibrant color schemes will continue to be popular for this year with a focus on both Scandinavian application – pops of bright color,  or complete maximalism –with color clashes.

You need to choose a color that should reflected your personality and your needs. For instance, a space for cooking should be light and bright while spaces designed for entertaining could have a darker essence to provide a suitable ambience.



Delicate pastels

They present real design advantages and are a great way to inject a little fun into the kitchen, especially when used as co-ordinating or contrasting finishes.

For those who are interesting to create some individuality then pastels are ideal partners for popular grey palettes and wood effect finishes.

Used for highlighting and creating features, pastels in blue, yellow, pink and green can create a real wow factor.





Warm neutrals and gold accents

As you can see golds have been on trend for a while now and the combination with browns and organic materials is going to be a blast for 2018.

You can combine the use of neutral, golds and organic textures makes for a warm environment with a slight seventies feel, hitting the mark in terms of both style and substance.



Handles are back

The ornate handles against modern cupboards and bright coppers/rose golds on shaker style kitchens, but is also a growing trend towards matching accessories and appliances to the rose golds and copper accents found in handles as more homeowners try to find alternatives to everyday stainless steel and black.


Brass and mixed metals

Brass  will continue a trend into 2018 with the material being paired with warm color ways and acting as statement features within the kitchen.

You can create striking focal points with brass doors, door handles, ovens, sink, etc.

Mixed metals are still a key trend too and mixing with metal appliances can work well.


Hardworking islands

Islands continue to dominate with many larger kitchens now opting for two islands. Most will have breakfast bar seating or banqueting seating attached to the island so that dining is incorporated into the kitchen area.

Is not just for storage, it’s a beautiful piece to have in the kitchen.



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Shelving is making a statement

Open shelving is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners able to make a statement in their kitchen by adding their own personality with small accessories and even deluxe food items placed on shelves.

The team at Kitchens International say floor to ceiling units with no plinths or space above the unit is a key design trend that will provide maximum storage in smaller areas.

But hidden storage will be more important for hiding older cookware that you don’t want on display, ambient food and other bits and bobs that find their way into the kitchen.

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Shaker style retains popularity

The shaker door is still a popular choice with kitchen buyers. ‘Shaker offers distinctive yet practical styling as many consumers opt for a traditional design with unicolour matte finishes being very popular.’


The industrial look, with heavy metal and concrete effects

Look out for industrial style features such as concrete effect finishes as well as black grip ledge handles and open style metal frame racks for storage and eye-catching features.

‘An ongoing shift towards individuality in today’s kitchen design, the latest fronts, finishes and solutions become instrumental in creating definition and individuality,’ says Schüller. ‘With heavy metal, even storage is coming out of the cupboard and when features unite with function, you create kitchens with purpose.’



Faux marble and stone worktops

Is the latest material we’ve seen a surge in for kitchen worktops is Neolith.

A well thought-out range of finishes to suit the modern worktop requirement and also very practical, unlike the recent marble trend. ‘NeoLith’s revolutionary manufacturing process uses 100 per cent natural materials, extreme heat, and intense pressure to produce the most durable surface material available in the market today. The range includes finishes in silk, satin, river washed and polished.’