Bold Matte Black Tapware and Sinks
While classic chrome tapware will always be popular throughout the home, the matte black look has been emerging over the past couple years and we think it might just be one of the biggest kitchen trends in 2018.
If you are thinking about revamping your tapware this year, we recommend looking into a quality product with a matte black finish, such as the Zip HydroTap G4 or the Gessi Just Pullout Sink Mixer available from e&s to give your kitchen a bold, updated feel.
When it comes to the kitchen sink, square undermount sinks have taken the modern kitchen world by storm in recent years. Pairing an undermount style sink in black granite with matte black tapware would create the perfect centerpiece in your kitchen.
This year might just be the year of smart technologies in the kitchen.
While we’ve watched smart appliances take off in recent years, building a smart kitchen from the ground up is becoming an important aspect of modern kitchen design.
Companies like Samsung are helping us take the guess-work out of grocery shopping, with smart fridges. You’ll never have to wonder what you have left in the fridge on your way home from work with a fridge like the Family Hub Refrigerator from Samsung.
Thanks to their built-in cameras, you can view what is in your fridge from anywhere, anytime, using your smartphone.
Using smart technologies in the kitchen can significantly add to its functionality, keeping the whole family in sync.
All Things Navy
Navy in the kitchen is one trend that hasn’t slowed down since it became popular. It’s a colour that is both classic and sophisticated.
One of the best ways to use a bold colour such as navy in a kitchen without making it too dominant is by keeping it on the lower cupboards, while pairing it with a light set of upper cabinets or a white stone splashback from CDK Stone.
Our friends at Houzz recently named navy and cream as a timeless kitchen colour duo. Think beautiful, matte navy kitchen joinery paired with accents of cream, brass or timber throughout.
Timber-look and natural timber elements have become increasingly popular in bathrooms – but we think this year they’ll be making a strong appearance in kitchens as well.
Incorporating natural timber into a kitchen can add elements of warmth and charm unlike anything else. On the other hand, timber laminates – inspired by the natural beauty of timber – are a very realistic alternate option. They provide the look of a natural textured wood and are cost-effective.
Laminex provides a great range of wood-look laminates in their Laminex Impressions textured surface range.
Amp Up the Character
While it doesn’t seem like the minimalist trend will be waning anytime soon, it seems that this year we could be seeing kitchens built with a bit more warmth and character than in recent years.
Strict square edges and all-white or all-black rooms are giving way this year to a preference for more warmth and colour, especially seen in two-tone cabinetry.
We will be seeing multiple different materials and elements paired together to create a unique look, giving the kitchen a bit more character than the classic minimalist kitchen.