Clean lines and built-in cabinets continue to dominate kitchen design, but there are some very different ways to achieve that sleek contemporary look. Whether you prefer the traditional warmth of wood or the practicality of metal, these are the hottest trends in contemporary kitchen design at the moment.

What's hot in contemporary kitchen design?

04 Aug

Clean lines and built-in cabinets continue to dominate kitchen design, but there are some very different ways to achieve that sleek contemporary look. Whether you prefer the traditional warmth of wood or the practicality of metal, these are the hottest trends in contemporary kitchen design at the moment.

Black and blue

White and grey remain the overwhelming favourite finishes for the modern kitchen, but high gloss black or blue painted cabinets are emerging as strong trends. If they're a little bold for you or overwhelming for your space, then grey remains the favourite neutral in the kitchen and will blend with a range of other finishes including tile, metal and wood with ease.

Get distressed

Wooden cabinets remain the overwhelming material of choice for the contemporary kitchen, but with a twist. To tap into the industrial country trend, try using reclaimed and rustic wood in an informal style. Crown mouldings are definitely out, and rough hews finishes are in.

Keep it sleek

Metal has had a huge impact on kitchen design, whether you opt for a sleek run of stainless steel cabinets, or keep it simple with chrome or copper appliances and taps. There's no doubt that if you want a clean and sophisticated feel to your contemporary kitchen then metals are the way to go, whether you prefer brass door and drawer handles, a gleaming copper tap or a pair of chromed stools paired with a stainless steel topped island unit.

Upgrade your kitchen tech

Integrated LED lighting, microwave drawers and WiFi connectivity are all becoming must haves in the contemporary kitchen. It's all part of the trend towards a seamless design that matches contemporary style with enhanced functionality, including clear pathways for future tech upgrades. Start small by choosing internet connected appliance and including USB sockets in your wiring plan.

Upgrade to quartz

The best dressed modern worktops are clad in quartz rather than granite. Why? Because quartz is more durable, less prone to staining and lower maintenance than granite. Thanks to precision blends of stone and resin, quartz worktops can mimic industrial materials like concrete whilst providing all the hygienic benefits of a non-porous material.

Interested in any of these kitchen design trends for your home? Contact the team at BPM Kitchens today to find out how we can make it happen.

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