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Ways To Use Walnut In Your Kitchen

Mar 25, 2019
A very popular trend that we've been seeing recently is to incorporate some form of walnut timber into kitchen designs. Dark, rich and intense, walnut is such a beautiful material to use in the kitchen. Read more

Your Essential Family Kitchen Checklist

Mar 21, 2019
When designing a kitchen for your busy family life, we know there are certain things to include in your design that will make your life so much easier. Having a lot of people in your kitchen can be incredibly stressful especially when they're only young and need a an extra eye on them! We've come up with a handy list of everything we think you could include in your kitchen design to help keep chaos at bay. Photography- Anna Stathaki, Interior Design- Hannah Gooch Studio. Read more

We're Feeling Blue

Feb 21, 2019
We go through stages of loving different colours for the kitchen, and whilst some colours tend to come in and out of fashion very quickly, there are some colours that will stick around from season to season. We wanted to show our appreciation to a colour that we know will always look good in a kitchen. Blue is a colour that will never go out of fashion for kitchens, and at the moment it's definitely taking the colour crown! Read more

Five Kitchen Trends in 2019

Jan 02, 2019
2018 has been a year of many different trends for interiors. We've seen colours dramatically change direction, different textures come into play and timber really taking the centre stage in kitchens, and a lot of these trends are likely to continue into 2019. We think there are a lot of new trends that will emerge in 2019 and we can't wait to see them! Year of the Honey- 2018 saw Dulux announce their colour of the year as Spiced Honey. Although slightly slow on the uptake this year, we do think that 2019 will be the year that we see this colour everywhere. Beautifully warm and comforting, this neutral colour is the perfect canvas for a kitchen. We also think that combining this colour with a brighter pop of colour, like Pantone's Living Coral (colour of the year 2019) will create the most wonderful combination. Read more

Living Coral

Dec 19, 2018
Somehow that time of year has come round again quicker than we can actually blink, and Pantone have released their colour of the year again! Last year we saw the incredibly bright Ultra Violet be crowned the winner, and whilst potentially not as popular as we anticipated, we definitely have seen rooms that have been inspired by this colour palette. Purple is such a luxurious colour that can be very intense, so it has to be used in the right way otherwise it can be very overpowering. Read more

Kitchen Trends and Colours

Nov 21, 2018
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! Read more

Dulux Colour Of The Year

Sep 06, 2018
So the time of year has come around again, where the seasons are changing, trends are now shifting into Autumn and Winter, and everyone's looking to update their home. We love to look at the different trends and discover what people are going to be introducing into their homes over the next year, as well as seeing how we can interpret the trends ourselves and incorporate them into our own kitchen designs! Read more

Shooting the Breeze: Cool New Take on Shaker Classic

Jun 21, 2017
It’s early o’clock, dew still on the ground, but Naked Kitchens creative director Jayne Everett and photographer Malcolm Menzies are already hard at work on their photoshoot in deepest Norfolk.  You couldn’t make up a more idyllic setting for someone’s dream country kitchen  -  an old vicarage in the heart of the Broads. Read more
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