Kitchen design trends for 2014
White kitchens & cream kitchens
White kitchens & cream kitchens will continue to be the most popular choices for 2014. Although many consumers often consider mixing white or cream with another colour, buying a fitted kitchen is a costly exercise & in the end, most consumers tend to choose the safest neutral colours.
Several of the latest white & cream kitchens are pictured below.
This year has seen grey start to challenge cream as the 2nd most popular kitchen colour & this trend looks to accelerate in 2014. Whether it be a striking modern gloss kitchen or a classical styled painted kitchen, light grey, mid grey & dark grey kitchens will all be in big demand.
4 of the latest grey kitchens available are shown below.
Grey hybrid kitchens
Grey hybrid colours, (i.e. grey mixed with another colour) are also on trend for 2014.
Examples of these are brown-grey, suede & green-grey (sage) kitchens, all pictured below
Rustic wood kitchens
2013 has seen a growth in popularity of rustic wood kitchens, particularly with a rough sawn finish. This trend looks set to continue into 2014.
Examples of rustic wood kitchens are shown below.
Using glass splashbacks to add colour to white units
In 2013 the trend was for plain white kitchen cabinets combined with a colourful glass splashback to add colour. This trend will continue into 2014.
An example of a white gloss kitchen with a purple glass splashback shown below
Using units or accessories to add colour to white units
A new trend is also emerging. Rather than using a glass splashback to add a splash of colour to plain white kitchens cabinets, people instead are using a few bright coloured cabinets or accessories. This is shown in the 3 pictures below. This is a great idea if you’re working to a tight budget as glass splashbacks are expensive so big savings can be made if they are not needed.
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