1. Natural unpolished timbers and attractive veneers
With consumers more mindful about the use of materials we’re likely to see an increase in the use of characterful` veneers such as Pippy Elm & Walnut for 2018.
These materials add texture and intrigue to the kitchen and when working in a bespoke manner can be used for everything from statement wall veneers to unique cabinetry and shelving. The use of high quality wood to create statement rooms is going to be big!
With this trend in mind, we designed an oak kitchen and breakfast room for an impressive Georgian manor house within close proximity to Bristol in South West England.
Whilst most of the kitchen is finished in an oak veneer with crisp clean lines and beautiful textures, the sink run is to be finished in an opulent Calacatta Oro marble which we sourced direct from Italy.
The overall appearance is set to be quite show stopping with the grains of the wood and natural materials taking centre stage.
Brass has been hot for the latter part of 2017 but this will continue into 2018 with the material being paired with warm colourways and acting as statement features within the kitchen.
Don’t just think about taps; you can create striking focal points with Brass doors, door handles, ovens, sinks - it’s all about thinking outside the box. Mixed metals are still a key trend too and mixing with metal appliances can work well. SMEG have a range of coloured metal appliances in black, white, red, blue, mint and more which look great mixed with other metals like brass,