2016 is shaping up to be an exciting time for innovative kitchen designs, with unique color combinations, minimalist design features and gold appliances proving to be just a few of the most stylish trends yet.
If you are thinking of completely changing the way your kitchen looks or you just want to update the room that is often called the “heart of the house”, we have looked at the most prominent kitchen layouts, colors and trends of the device for 2016.
Completely changing the layout of the kitchen can be disruptive, affecting family life much more than if you just give it a lick of paint. It takes varying degrees of time and money, but if done right, it can breathe new life into an entire home. If you have made the decision to update your kitchen layout, these are the trends that will start in 2016.
If you’re lucky enough to have a large kitchen in your home, 2016 is the year to go completely open plan. Although it’s a big change to make, an open plan kitchen can breathe new life into your entire home. Whether you spend your time cooking, taking care of your family or entertaining guests, this type of space can work well for you.
There are many benefits to having the kitchen adjacent to another room in your home. It allows you to spend more time with family and friends while cooking and cleaning, which makes it perfect for families. Open plan kitchens also make for nicer and more spacious rooms, which makes them perfect for social butterflies who regularly host guests.
This type of kitchen really opens up a home, making it brighter, more welcoming and very modern.
Taking inspiration from the trendy bars of East London, the canteen-style kitchen is a fashionable favorite at the moment. Think of a more upmarket version of a school canteen; industrial stainless steel, one large wooden table, plastic chairs and shelving on display.
This look may not be for traditionalists, however it brings a real urban flair to your kitchen if you are looking for something avant-garde. Pair it with checked table clothes, colorful appliances and a whole host of friends to really get that Hackney cafe vibe.
Just because your kitchen is small doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Minimalist kitchens have been a big hit so far in 2016, with built-in space proving to be the winning factor for many people. Retractable handles, one touch open cabinets, natural stone or marble countertops and wall lights will help you achieve this fashionable look.
The best thing about this trend is that it exploits clever design techniques to make kitchens look extremely expensive and elegant for a surprisingly small price.
If you are not committed to changing the layout of your kitchen but are looking for an update, changing the color of a wall or adding a splash through new furniture can really make a difference.
Neutral colors with bright accents
Gray, white or beige kitchens can be given new life through accent colors courtesy of lampshades, chairs and appliances.
The white table tops are perfectly accented by royal blue stools and orange placemats. Gray kitchens can be brought to life with a patch of yellow paint on one wall, emphasizing the muted tones and adding brightness to the room. Lilac looks great with beige and brings elegance to any kitchen.
Think autumnal tones
Adding color to your kitchen doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stick to bright, dark hues. Warm tones such as burnt orange, maroon and yellow can help create a soothing and welcoming atmosphere. Many appliances are sold in this color, and small accents around the room can have just as much effect as large statement pieces.
New appliances can bring a whole new look to your kitchen for the fraction of the price of a redesign. They can be cutting edge and elegant without completely overpowering your space, so why not try something new?
The golden touch
Copper, rose gold and copper finishes are officially in when it comes to kettles, pans, boards and shelves. These colors look beautiful with any type of base and can add a feeling of glamor to your kitchen. Real metal finishes mean these devices perform as well as they look, and have real lasting power.
Appliances can also help achieve that high quality, minimalist look. Space-saving appliances don’t have to cost the world but can be a great way to help even the smallest of kitchens look chic. Concealed charging stations, built in wine racks and covered fridges and freezers mean that even the most cluttered kitchen can be transformed into a modern space-saving room.
Vintage appliances have been popular in bedrooms and dining rooms for some time now, but there are also inventive and inexpensive ways you can use appliances to achieve this look in the kitchen.
Appliances with soft colors such as mint or dusky rose together with dark and rich countertops has an impressive effect. You can have fun with this theme as even small details like floral towels and patterned coffee pots can add to the theme of the kitchen. Don’t worry about matching everything too closely, the feel of a vintage kitchen is more important than a matching color scheme!
Whatever your budget, there are many different ways you can update your kitchen in 2016. Whether you decide to go for a complete redesign, refresh your color scheme or just buy a few appliances to freshen up your look, you’ll find something to suit. you this year.
Rosa Mitchell is a guest contributor from a premium kitchen appliance supplier Britannia Living.