Kitchen / January 11, 2018 / Clara Mcclelland.
One trend that fits into both modern and traditional kitchen cabinet design is creating an all grey kitchen. There are many grey hues to choose from, opening a wide spectrum of design options. For example, you can combine charcoal grey cabinets with lighter grey kitchen countertops, such as 5212 Noble Grey. Another option is pale grey cabinets with a 5003 Piatra Grey dark grey backsplash. Whichever combination you choose, imagine how well the grey will offset your stainless-steel sink and appliances.
The other tendency this season are the opposite design methods – using high-tech innovations of materials and surfaces the designers create large and massive volumes with shining surfaces and simple shapes. Here we can also observe the presence of wooden elements, but in those cases, they are used more as additions and artistic details not as a leading material selection. Dark colors and contrast are also eminent. The kitchen designs by Mina and bulthaup are a wonderful representation of this trend.
Woven coppiced-beech panels – a typical Cox touch, are used on the backs of some of the cabinets small design elements like drawers and sink unit are adorned with round copper-lined holes for opening, while the cupboards have little wooden knobs made from matching wood. Combining dynamics and expressive materials palette: copper, wood, marble, and glass; the designers entwined the rustic charm of a cottage with the high functionality requirements of modern life.
Take a lesson from your grandmother if you want to know how a kitchen design can be both functional and attractive. Imagine 1141 Pure White countertops set off by gorgeous vintage blue cabinets, with dark metallic knobs and handles. Add some mesh behind the glass of the cabinet doors, and you have yourself a beautiful, vintage kitchen. And of course, vintage design is a hot trend this year.