With our round up of 2017 post, we let you know all of the trends we were loving for the kitchen in 2017, and so we thought it was only right that we share our prediction of kitchen trends for 2018. With January now over, there have been some clear paths set, making it much easier to see which trends are emerging, and which ones look set to stay!
The use of metal in the kitchen is something that we saw more and more of towards the end of 2017, but 2018 is set to see metals used in much more of a statement way. With beautiful darker colours being used in kitchens, brighter metals are being used alongside to provide beautiful accents throughout the room. Traditional metals such as gold and silver will always have a place in kitchen designs, but bolder metals like brass and copper are really pushing their way through. Copper in particular- a metal generally only seen in the kitchen in the form of saucepans- is being used to create incredible accessories, such as faucets and sinks, with a beautiful patina forming over time.
We’ve been busy here at Naked Kitchens getting to grips with the new trends and looks that are set to be popular in 2018. With the announcement of Dulux’s colour of 2018 Heartwood and Pantone releasing Ultra Violet as their chosen colour, it’s clear that purple will be involved within interiors this year. One of our creative kitchen designers created this mood board based around their favourite looks and much of the inspiration comes from what we’ve been designing with clients!
What is a Bespoke Kitchen?
Re-designing a space can be difficult enough without having the added worry of cost, function, and depreciation. But unlike picking the wrong colour sofa cushions or curtains that clash with the wallpaper, a kitchen is a little harder to change once you’ve committed!
Purchasing a new kitchen for your home is a very big decision, and nobody wants to be left with a kitchen they don’t truly love every part of. At Naked Kitchens this won’t happen, as we will always go the extra step to ensure you love every single detail of your design before the material has even been cut!
A bespoke kitchen is one that is entirely unique to each and every client. There is no standard sizing, and whilst we have kitchen designs that can be followed for inspiration, we can create completely unique designs for every customer. We use the finest natural resources to produce beautiful, sturdy and timeless kitchen cabinetry. With the choice of any fascia colour or exposed natural timber to complement all tastes, we guarantee pure kitchen love.
We’re kicking off our latest series on the blog, which focuses on the use of colour, and with what is generally considered the biggest announcement in the colour world. This series will focus mainly on colour within the kitchen, but we will also look broadly at the latest trends in colour!
One design element that we often recommend to our clients here at Naked Kitchens is to have a splashback in the kitchen. Splashbacks can be added as a feature in a beautiful kitchen, or as protection for walls from splashing pots and pans or taps, as they are often easily wipe able and easy to maintain. Some of our favourite kitchen designs we have ever created have splashbacks in them, and each looks completely unique in its own way, with the splashback adding an incredible eye catching feature.
So here at Naked Kitchens we decided we wanted to start something new on our blog. As we create bespoke kitchens for our customers, we continually see different styling and colour combinations for a kitchen, and alongside keeping up with interior trends we constantly fall in love with new ideas. New unique colour combinations bring a whole new variety of colours into our palette that we hadn’t even considered putting in a kitchen before!
Constant updates of lighting options, beautiful handles and other kitchen necessities like taps and sinks give us so many more options to help you truly create the most beautiful kitchen. With the addition of incredible splashbacks, such as the foxed glass in our Norfolk Vicarage Kitchen, or the stunning antiqued brass splashback in our Ladbroke Kitchen really allows us to help you create the most unique kitchens, that are completely unlike anything else on the market.
If there is one thing we have realised over the many years that we have been creating bespoke kitchens, it’s that nearly everyone wants a ‘modern shaker’ kitchen. A contradiction in itself, as the shaker is a very traditional kitchen design that has been in history since the 18th century, and is not actually a new, modern kitchen style. However, we understand what customers mean when they say this, as they generally want a timeless kitchen design that isn’t old fashioned or super modern but will continue to look elegant in years to come. And that is a design that we love to create, time and time again.
Why buy off the rack as it were? Custom made just fits better!
At Naked Kitchens, we make our kitchen cabinetry to measure and not the other way around. Our Bespoke nature means that no two kitchens need ever be alike (unless you want them to), with all our spectacular design innovations and space saving features tailor made to suit your needs.
You’ve probably heard kitchen designers talk about the kitchen work triangle. But what is it, and is it still relevant? The concept of the kitchen work triangle developed in the 1940s in order to help single cooks working in smaller kitchens maximise efficiency by positioning the most heavily used elements – the cooking, food preparation and storage areas – in close proximity to one another. If you were to draw an imaginary line from point to point, you would create a triangle from sink to cooker to refrigerator that is designed to make the space easy to use without wasting time moving from one end of the kitchen to the other. The idea grew out of Taylorism, which applied scientific thinking to engineering in order to improve economic efficiency and production, and its principles are still used in the design of kitchens large and small.
Read on to find out how the work triangle can make your kitchen easier and more enjoyable to cook in!
Planning your new bespoke kitchen can be daunting, but our designers can help you configure a space that works for you and makes your life easier, it doesn’t take as long as you might think.
Every home is different, so it’s important to plan a kitchen tailor made to fit your space.
Measure, measure and measure! The more accurate the measurement, the more precise your bespoke kitchen will be.