Every couple of months there is definitely a shift within home interior trends. Preferences start to change and you can see when people start to move on. Often, this is simply colour palettes changing with the seasons, or impractical trends slowly becoming less popular.
One of the first trends we’ve noticed emerging is the introduction of much warmer colour palettes into the kitchen. Whilst bright bold colours have been popular throughout the spring summer time, it is clear that as we are now transitioning into the autumn winter trends, people are looking for the richer warmer tones for their room. We’re loving seeing beautiful rusty colours, deeper blues, azure greens and even mustard yellows making their way into the kitchen. These colours look even more beautiful with oak and walnut timber creating an intensely beautiful room. We even love the tones of mustard so much that we’ve created our own showroom kitchen in this colour! Combining this colour with Inchyra blue and walnut timber has created a kitchen that is so inviting and looks almost retro with its colour palette choices. We’re loving seeing these natural colours in the kitchen and can’t wait to see more beautiful designs!
Even with summer completely over and the cold winter months settling in, we’re still so obsessed with creating colourful kitchens. The beautiful rich intense colours of our Ladbroke instantly give us all of the autumnal feels, with dark forest greens and rich walnut timber creating a beautiful cosy feeling.
However, it’s not just darker colour palettes that we’re loving at the moment, as we’ve recently designed some absolutely incredible bright, colourful kitchens. Instinctively, we’d normally gravitate to the darker colours on the spectrum to make the room feel warm and cosy, however recently the colours we have been loving have been the opposite of this.
It’s that time of year when everything starts to change again. The weather gets colder, days get darker, nature starts to turn and homes need to be cosy and warm to battle this weather.
Trends adapt to these changes and are generally based around making your home comfortable and the perfect haven for the colder months. Fabrics get thicker and more luxurious and colours get richer and more intense as the warmer end of the colour spectrum is utilised. Boot rooms come into their own at this time of the year, and are the perfect place to kick off wet, muddy boots and coats after long country walks.
The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house. It’s often the room that involves the most effort to get right and therefore rightfully becomes the hub of the house. A room that you’ve often dreamed of having a specific way for years, and when you’ve finally got the design you have always coveted, it’s a room that you want to show off to everyone. And whilst a Naked Kitchen is so beautiful, our kitchen designs are that and so much more. They’re designed for living.
Here at Naked Kitchens, we love to design different styles of kitchens for our clients. We love all styles of kitchen, from compact to open plan large rooms, contemporary to very traditional and everything in between! Recently, we photographed an incredible kitchen which had a very grand feeling to it, and we wanted to celebrate this by giving a few design tips on how to recreate your own grand kitchen.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may know that at the beginning of the year, we provided our showroom to local interiors business Birdie Fortescue as a venue for their spring summer collection photoshoot.
Recently we got in contact again with Birdie, as we knew they needed a location to shoot their autumn/winter campaign, and we’ve just installed some absolutely fabulous new kitchens into our showroom that we thought would be the perfect backdrop!
With our incredible bespoke copper splashback as the backdrop for pink and teal pierced votives, these items are able to take centre stage whilst complimenting the matching colours that have been produced from the hand ageing process.
Our beautiful island with bespoke end grain worktop was the perfect surface for Birdies new collection of linens. Beautiful purple colours combine incredibly with the pink colour of the island. A unique island that has innovative built-in technology, as well as bespoke storage. The copper handles on the island provide an eye catching statement that complements the linens beautifully.
The exclusive artwork that you can find at Birdie’s shops look so incredible against our oak wall, amongst the other beautiful pieces from their latest collection. The matte black Lapitec worktop provides a beautiful contrast against the light, pastel collection making everything stand out even more.
We would love for you to check out Birdie’s products, as we know how beautiful they look in our showroom kitchens, and we know they would look even more beautiful in your own homes!
Photography by Birdie Fortescue
Pink is a phenomenon that we just can’t seem to get over in the interiors world! Throughout the years, we’ve gone from baby pinks to bright millennial pinks and just about everything in between, but it seems that 2018 is the year for blush, dusky pink. A beautiful dusky colour, with just the right amount of grey to create a soft, unfocused colour that immediately relaxes the mind.
It might seem like a colour that should be used in the bedroom or living room, rooms that are reserved for relaxing only. However, the kitchen is fast becoming this type of room, and is no longer just a small room for cooking in, meaning blush pink is perfect. A colour that works beautifully on its own, and also looks incredible with a combination of so many different colours. Adding black into the mix gives the pink an edge, whilst mixing pink within a white kitchen keeps the room beautifully fresh and adds a unique element. You don’t need to introduce a large amount of this colour, simply a small injection of pink will provide the lift that your room needs.
We’ve had a pretty exciting start to the year here at Naked Kitchens, with many exciting new projects in the pipeline. A few weeks ago we finally had the chance to visit one of our clients beautiful home for a photoshoot with incredibly talented photographer Malcolm Menzies, who has taken so many of the beautiful images featured on our website.
The Brancaster Marshes Kitchen is one kitchen design that we have kept under wraps for a while now. Immediately after we released the design on our website, it was locked down for magazine features for many months in advance, and unfortunately have not been able to share it on our social media or blogs. But finally, we can share with you in detail one of our favourite ever kitchen designs, and we think you will love it just as much as we do!
At Naked Kitchens one thing that we love to receive after manufacturing a kitchen for a customer is images of their finished room! As we are supply only, we often don’t get to see the final result of the kitchen once it has left our workshop, unless we have the option to organise a photoshoot, which is not very often! So when a client sends through images of their kitchen fully installed and finished, we are truly delighted.