The top 5 design trends you need to know about to create a contemporary kitchen

04 Apr

Whether you're considering a complete remodel, or would simply like to update your tired old kitchen, there are several trends in kitchen design that you need to know about if you want to create a contemporary look. Whether you simply want to upgrade your worktops from laminate to quartz using one of the hot new composite surfaces that are making this high quality look affordable, to the creation of a sleek and modern refit, these are the 5 trends you need to know.

1. The modern larder

Clutter free storage is the effortless way to create a streamlined kitchen. No longer are larder cupboards simply for storing food, but are being repurposed as all in one storage solutions for small kitchen appliances. Floor to ceiling cupboards are an easy way to add the wow factor too, whether you prefer a contemporary or classic design.

2. The rise of monochrome

White is a traditional colour for kitchens, but the monochrome palette is extending to embrace black and grey. In fact grey has been a trend in kitchen cabinets for the past year, and shows no signs of going away. Effortlessly timeless, grey appliances, cabinets and worktops are a trend you can't afford to ignore.

3. Go handle free

For the easy way into a very contemporary kitchen, handle free units are a top trend. Both sleek and flexible, the linear look works particularly well in gloss monochrome or earthy, neutral tones.

4. Industrial country

Another trend that has been bubbling for a while, the industrial country look is the perfect compromise if you'd like to update a more traditional country kitchen. Industrial light fittings and furniture work surprisingly well with more organic materials like stone and wood. 

5. Try on a tuxedo

Colour blocking has been around for some time in fashion, and it's now making its way into interior design. Get the look by using white wall cabinets with darker floor units. Stay monochrome or pair white with a dark wood for an elegant effect. Copper and brushed gold highlights make this look pop.

If you're interested in creating a more contemporary style in your kitchen, BPM Kitchens offer a range of services, including professional design, to create the ideal look for your home. Planning a remodel or upgrade? Then contact us today.