If you’re looking to give your kitchen a facelift this year, here are some simple trends that will give you a big change without breaking the bank
Doing up your kitchen doesn’t have to cost thousands of euro. Thankfully, the design trends for 2023 involve making small changes that will give your hard-working room a whole new feel. These are some of our favourites:
Splashbacks are a necessary addition to every kitchen as they protect your walls from oil, grease and other cooking mishaps. However, if you’re not quite sure whether you want a strong colour on your main cabinets, they can also be a great tool for adding colour and personality to the room.
From coloured glass to natural stone or mother-of-pearl tiles, stainless steel, acryllic or even mirror tiles, the sky’s the limit so don’t be afraid to get creative!
Lots of light
Great lighting never goes out of style. And because we spend a lot of time in the kitchen, whether you’re enjoying a mid-morning cup of coffee with a friend or prepping meals, it’s important to have as much light in it as possible. Natural light will enhance your colour palette while accent lighting adds visual interest or focal points over the table or along the counter. Pendant lighting and sconces are great choices here.
For task lighting, you could opt for LED strip lighting underneath cabinets to give the kitchen a professional, elevated look.
The return of the country-style kitchen has seen a rise in the popularity of open shelving. While it might strike fear in the hearts of those who worry about clutter or fear that having everything on display will look messy, it’s a great way of expressing your personal style, adding colour and showcasing ornaments, keepsakes, plants or beautiful pottery that you’ve picked up over the years.
Another upside is that on-one will ever have to ask you what press the cups/glasses/plates are in again.
Before you dismiss the idea of having a rug in the kitchen completely, think about it.
Kitchens, by virtue of their function, are comprised of mostly hard surfaces. Rugs bring a degree of warmth and cosiness to the room and, by placing under the kitchen table, can break up the preparation and dining spaces. Adding a runner is also a great way to inject a splash of colour and contrasting texture in an otherwise neutral space. It can also be easily swapped out if or when you want to freshen things up.
Shades of green
The colour green is having a real moment when it comes to kitchen decor this year. Thankfully, it’s an incredibly versatile colour so you can be as bold or as subtle as you like with the shade you choose! Expert designers at Cash and Carry Kitchens recommend adding contrast to dark green tones with a lighter colour or pattern such as marble-effect worktops or considering wood-effect worktops to create warmth. Another tip for a green kitchen colour palette – brass or gold accents on door handles or accessories.