Trend Watch: Fresh Kitchen Ideas

With all the kitchen and bathroom industry businesses now springing back into action after a torrid year, there’s a lot of kitchen (and bathroom!) planning going on at the moment. Here are some of the latest kitchen trends – along with some rather lovely suggestions for supporting tile themes from our extensive range…

Think Pink

The Myers Touch is a luxury kitchen studio, and it has just started using the ColourSystem palette from SieMatic, enabling the design team to offer combinations of up to 1,950 colours from the SieMatic range for their contemporary kitchen designs. Shown here, pink cabinets in Velvety Matte Rose, other cabinets in high gloss Pebble Grey, which are also cantilevered forwards for greater cabinet depth and storage space. Try our Egyptian Ash Wood Effect porcelain floor tiles for a contrasting look similar to this.

Perfectly Pink

Our Kromatika Rosa Wall Tiles are totally on-trend and will add a beautiful swathe of pink across a kitchen when used as a splashback or even just a one-tile-high row as an upstand. Each tile measures 116mm x 101mm.

Paper Trail

We’re seeing wallpaper borders adding colour and pattern to kitchens – the kitchen doesn’t have to be entirely wipeable! So, adding a border is a great idea to mix up the colour/pattern/texture combination. This is the Nidra Border in Green from Woodchip & Magnolia. Look at our Paintwash Wood Effect Floor Tiles in porcelain for a practical, easily cleanable finishing touch for a similar scheme.

Back to Nature

A green, back-to-nature look is readily attainable with our Fulham Sage ceramic wall tiles. Each measures 400mm x 150mm and has a ‘burnt edge’ design with subtle shading across each tile. Perfect for green, back to nature and bringing-the-outdoors-indoors schemes!

Brilliant Formulations

The concept behind the new Formalia collections from Scavolini is that the furniture can be used across all rooms in the home, from kitchens and bathrooms to living, dining, family rooms and home studies or offices. This creates a cohesive look throughout the home, rather than jumping from one style to another. Shown here, Formalia kitchen doors in Titanium Grey matt lacquer with metal finger-pull handles in a Titanium finish. Also shown, the Status Wall System with a Rust-coloured frame and Titanium Grey and Rust shelves. The splashback is Porcelain Stoneware and the panelling behind the open shelves is Garden Walnut melamine. For a dark, tough, hardwearing floor, try our Atlantis Taupe Wall & Floor porcelain planks.

3-D Crackles

Our Bella Craquele Beige Wall Tiles have a vintage look, thanks to the subtle aged crackle glazed finish, and the ‘camber’ on each edge which adds a three-dimensional look. The concept goes particularly well with handleless kitchen cabinetry, enhancing the on-trend look and embracing horizontal design lines.

Metallic Makeover

The award-winning Roux Kitchens collection inspired by chef Michel Roux Jr has had an urban update, with four new colours introduced across the Loire range, including Gold Slate, Metal Fabric and Light Concrete. Shown here, Chromix offers a neutral feel with warm tones to add a contemporary look to a brand-new kitchen. Just add greenery for a totally on-trend style statement.

Hi-Ho Silver!

The Milano Elements Metallic Silver kitchen with matt blue accents absolutely hits the nail on the head for the latest leading trends – metallic, matt, handleless, and with slim Bellagio Quartz work surfaces. The marble look is very strong and can be continued through to the bathroom as well to link different areas of the home together. (Try our Invisible Marble Gloss wall and floor tiles).

Wood Looks

Offset marble and coloured finishes with simple timber-look planks, such as our Mikeno Honey Wood Effect porcelain planks.

Surface Trends

These fabulous surfaces are Cincel Grey Silestone from the new Sunlit Days Collection from Cosentino. Described as a ‘grey that is not just grey’, this fine-veined grey is full of nuances. Mix up the thickness of surface used in different areas for an ultra-contemporary look. We love the extra-thick specification for the island, contrasting with the super-slender surfaces for the cooking area.

Focus Colours

A dark or bright or bold coloured kitchen island is an on-going trend, and is a very practical, useful, and family-friendly feature in open-plan (and broken-plan) kitchens. If you’re not ready to plunge into the associated financial obligations of a brand-new kitchen, look at the possibility of a used or pre-owned kitchen instead. This ex-display kitchen from Used Kitchen Exchange could be the answer!

Grand Illusions

Get the marble look with our Invisible Marble Gloss wall and floor tiles … Marble-style tiles can reinforce a traditional or period look when used within a classic kitchen design.

Will you be including any of these ideas for your next kitchen renovation project? If so then don’t forget to send us your pictures of the end result – share your pics with us over on Twitter tagging @TileMountainUK or on Instagram!

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Linda has worked as a freelance interiors writer and blogger for many years; she has written for most of the major home and design magazines, including KBB Magazine, Grand Designs, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Period Homes and Good Homes. She made the break and moved from London back to her home town of Shrewsbury three years ago and has just finished renovating her house. She also works in an interior design studio, produces copy for brochures and website, tries to tame her garden, aims to finish all the home furnishing projects she has on the go … and loves walking.