There is so much choice out there when it comes to kitchen design, and this week I thought I would look at the latest contemporary kitchen looks to find inspiration for new projects. Here are some of my favourite ideas.
The main colour for kitchens at the moment is white, white, white. This provides a great practical basis for your kitchen as it is easy to keep clean and with the addition of handleless cupboards, the look is sleek and modern. It can also be reproduced on a budget or at the top end of the price scale and still look great. It is important though to make sure it does not look cold and clinical, so to introduce character and texture, designers are using natural materials such as stone and wood.
This Kitchen designed by Antonio Citterio is a beautiful example, white glossy units contrasted with gorgeous marble splash backs and worktops for style and opulence.
If the white look is too much for you, another trend at the moment is for glossy doors in exotic woods such as zebrano. Add white worktops and sleek steel appliances to keep it bright, modern and practical.
Finally, if you live in a period home, or just find the contemporary look too much, painted kitchens could be the answer for you. They don’t have to look stuffy and old fashioned. This example from Evitavonni incorporates a lovely, period style island painted in a soft shade of green combined with modern furnishings which I think perfectly blends the old with the new. And how about that gorgeous chandelier for added wow factor?
Or for something more restrained, this kitchen from Plain English gives a restful backdrop to your cooking and eating, and would certainly give your home the ‘Country House’ feel. The beauty of painted kitchens is they can be repainted at a later date if you would like a change and introduce a whole new ambience to your room.
For help with kitchen design, why not get in touch with Jane at Sweet Lime Interior Design? From colour schemes to complete design. www.sweetlimedesign.co.uk