As April begins, spring design trends are emerging. Here are some of the most popular trends that you may want to put to use in your kitchen décor this year:
Work Zones Dividing your kitchen into work zones is a new trend that has homeowners designing their kitchens with a functional purpose in mind. What this means for most households is grouping your kitchen appliances based on function. Think about which tasks you commonly perform in the kitchen and group your appliances accordingly. For example, your kettle and coffee maker would sit together while your sink and dishwasher would be placed within a close proximity of one another.
Rustic Materials The rustic trend has been round for quite some time, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere just yet. You can incorporate rustic styling into your kitchen by using natural and reclaimed materials for your kitchen counters, curtains and flooring.
Smart Technology At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, we saw plenty of innovative smart technology kitchens. It is now possible for your refrigerator to communicate with your hob to offer up recipes, and for you to control various appliances with your smartphone. 2015 will be the year that many homeowners begin integrating smart technology into their kitchens, and it will be one of the most popular trends of the year.
Cool Colours Pantone’s Spring 2015 colour palette is full of muted, natural shades. They are much easier to incorporate into existing kitchen colour schemes, so we will see many kitchen accents in the colour Aquamarine, Glacier Grey and Toasted Almond.
According to Yahoo, kitchen designers are all about composite granite sinks this year. They are ‘gaining ground’ because the material is durable while being chic and stylish. A composite granite sink will add sophisticated look to your kitchen while being hard-wearing enough to withstand the everyday wear-and-tear of a busy household.