Kitchen / May 22, 2018 / Kristina Blakely.
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.
One top kitchen design trend I love is to have sections of the upper cabinet extended onto the counter. Let's face it, we all love our small appliances (i.e. toaster oven, espresso machine) but we may not want them on display all the time. A multi-purpose kitchen island has been the go-to solution to disguise the microwave and dishwasher, but unless the island is 10 feet long, it is challenging and perhaps impractical for the island to house the small appliances we use daily off the counter. By having the upper cabinets extended to the counter and small appliances sitting behind doors, you can achieve a sleek design statement without sacrificing your morning coffee!
As we mentioned the Deep-blue will be a hot trend and in this composition by Fala Atelier the Portuguese architecture studio it is cool how they had transformed an old house in Porto into contemporary and trendy home – with a strong colorful presence of the kitchen cabinetry and appliances in characteristic color.
Some award winning kitchen designs include at least one dark color as a strong accent for the color arrangement. What it’s new is the search of contrast and juxtaposition – the dark colors are offset with lighter or brighter colors for kitchen designs and offer visually entertaining and appealing levels of color contrast.