What’s hot in the kitchen for 2017?
From tuxedo cabinets to hardwood floors, we take a look at some of the key kitchen design trends for 2017.
The kitchen is the most important room in the house. It’s where we eat, where we spend time with family, and a great kitchen can even add value
to your home.
With this in mind, it’s easy to see why kitchen renovations remain such a popular home improvement project. If you’re looking to give your kitchen a bit of a revamp, you might want to incorporate some of the key kitchen design trends that we expect to see in 2017.
It’s time to forget monochromatic kitchens. Instead, stylish 2017 kitchens are set to feature two-toned or ‘tuxedo’ cabinets. You can go for a traditional tuxedo look with black and white cabinets, but for a more subtle, contemporary feel, softer contrasting shades such as navy and beige will work really well.
Bigger and brighter
Experts are predicting that kitchens in 2017 will be both bigger and brighter, so it’s time to ditch the dark-colour paint and dark wood finishes, and introduce some colour to your kitchen. Grey is set to be particularly popular next year and it can be easily livened up with bright colour accents. Without undertaking serious renovation work it’s difficult to physically increase the size of your kitchen, but tall cabinets, light colours and clean, uncluttered surfaces can all help to give the illusion of space.
For a sleek, uncluttered look, more and more homeowners are gravitating towards hidden appliances and this trend looks set to continue to grow as kitchens are increasingly used as spaces for socialising and dining as well as for cooking. Solutions such as covered refrigerators and microwave drawers are perfect for this look, giving your kitchen a seamless and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Granite worktops have been extremely popular over the past few years, but next year these look set be overtaken by quartz, marble and butcher block work surfaces. As well as being easier to maintain, these materials will also give a quality finish to your kitchen. Quartz is a particularly good choice as it has variations in colour and pattern which make it relatively easy to match with the rest of your kitchen.
It can sometimes help to see worktop materials in real life before making a decision, so head to a showroom such as Herringbone's new Kitchen showrooms
where you can browse different kitchen designs and gain inspiration for your new kitchen project in 2017.
When it comes to stylish kitchens, don’t underestimate the importance of having the right flooring
. In 2017, the trend will be for hardwood floors in place of the more traditional linoleum or floor tiles. Oak or pine flooring looks great in farmhouse or country-style kitchens, whereas white-washed wooden floors give an airy, contemporary feel. This wooden trend will also be seen elsewhere in the kitchen, with wood panelling or ‘shiplap’ seeing a big surge in popularity.
When it comes to giving your kitchen a new look for 2017 there are plenty of exciting trends to choose from. Of course we don’t expect you to follow them all - instead choose one or two features or looks that you feel will work best in your home and kitchen, and you can be sure of a kitchen that you can enjoy into 2017 and beyond.