Kitchen Trends 2014…what’s in?

on January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment · in Blog, Colour, Kitchens, Trends

One of my clients asked would I right a blog on Kitchen trends as she’s embarking on a kitchen renovation project…and here’s some ideas on what I expect to see in our kitchens for 2014.

Kitchen Colours

Grey will still be a hot colour for kitchens in 2014 and is a great neutral colour. Theme is with natural lighting and warm hues for a cosy look. To add depth you could consider using mixed materials.

Harbour Grey Kitchen, Shalford Interiors, Naas.

Harbour Grey Kitchen, Shalford Interiors, Naas.

Denim blue is also a popular colour choice for painted units this year. It looks great with natural wood, exposed  brick and stainless steel finishes. 

Castle Kitchen , From Victorian Kitchen Company, Dublin

Castle Kitchen , From Victorian Kitchen Company, Dublin

Extending the Backsplash

For 2014 we will see more extended back splash’s which extend up to ceiling height. This will be coupled with glass front cabinets or open shelving.

Onda Kitchen, Dee Kitchens, Glasnevin

Onda Kitchen, Dee Kitchens, Glasnevin

We’ll also see fun patterned back-splashes…think Moroccan, Turkish etc to create a cheery back-splash.

Kitchen from Ikea, Dublin

Kitchen from Ikea, Dublin

Copper

Copper is also on trend for 2014 and this warm metal has made a big come back. Consider adding it in accessories such as small appliances, cutlery, saucepans etc and theme it with a copper pendant for an on trend look.

Copper Appliances / Accessories

Copper Appliances / Accessories

Kitchen Flooring

We’ll also see a trend for matching floor and wall tiles to create a streamlined look. This works best with large rectangular tiles and has the added bonus of making your kitchen look even bigger. As rustic timber and natural wood is on trend I’d also expect to see wood effect tiles like these herringbone style floor tiles.

 

From Pinterest

From Pinterest

 Kitchen Lighting

Statement lighting is another key feature…gone are the crystal chandeliers and in is contemporary statement lighting.

Copper Lighting

Copper Lighting

Open Shelving

Open shelving will be popular for 2014 . This looks great here with this stunning kitchen from LOMI Design. All things natural is a big trend for 2014 and we’ll see lots of natural timbers in our kitchens this year.

Santos Wood Natura Kitchen from LOMI Design , Dublin

Santos Wood Natura Kitchen from LOMI Design , Dublin

Rounded Cabinetry

We’ll also see more Rounded Cabinetry in our kitchens this year. These curves will help create a softer look in your kitchen design.

Contemporary Walnut, Shalford Interiors, Naas, Co. Kildare

Contemporary Walnut, Shalford Interiors, Naas, Co. Kildare

Worktops

We will see a shift from granite worktops towards synthetic materials that are more durable and child friendly e.g. caesar stone and zodiaq. Quartz in its many options will be a big player this year as its durability and natural look will make it a popular choice.

Kitchen / Diner Hub

The open plan kitchen/diner is here to stay and we’ll see more blend-in dining sets where the dining table is in the same finish and materials as the kitchen units to create a cohesive kitchen interior.

From Neptune, Ireland

From Neptune, Ireland

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I’ve attempted to reference as many Irish kitchen companies as possible and I hope you find it useful. Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues whom have an interest in Interior Design. Thanks, Louise