Hot kitchen trends and tips for a trendy 2016 for your home

2016-05-26 06:00

HOME décor website, recently quizzed three designers on the styles, hues, finishes and furnishings they predict will dominate in 2016, as well as how to work the trends into your kitchen. Take a look and see whether any of these ideas tickle your fancy and are the right fit for your cooking zone.

• Precious metals

Metals and metallics have been hugely popular over the past few years and it looks like our love affair with chic finishes and hues isn’t over just yet, says interior designer Anne Ellard of Anne Ellard Design. The Queensland designer predicts that warmer metallics like brass, gold and copper will continue to outshine cooler metals such as silver and stainless steel in the kitchen next year, as they “add a sophisticated warmth to a space.”

• Vintage flavour

According to kitchen designer Darren James of Darren James Interiors, designs that blend cool, contemporary style and vintage flair will be a key look that defines 2016. This is welcomed news for renovators who aren’t fans of ultra-sleek kitchens that make a strong design statement but don’t offer a whole lot of heart or a cosy, welcoming vibe. “We often look to the past for a sense of comfort, and we are seeing this trend reflected in interiors,” says James when explaining why the look will be widely embraced next year. “In kitchen design, we are seeing a resurgence of a kitchen that is timeless, functional and reflects true ‘home’ culture.”

• Porcelain surfaces

“If you haven’t heard of porcelain surfaces, otherwise known in the industry as sintered compact surfaces, in 2016 you surely will,” predicts kitchen designer Graeme Metcalf of Dan Kitchens, the team behind the striking industrial-style cooking zone above. “Porcelain surfaces are made of a high-density, low-porosity ceramic. It is by no means a modern material, but it is a newcomer as a surfacing material in the kitchen.” -

We often look to the past for a sense of comfort, and we are seeing this trend
reflected in interiors. In kitchen design, we are
seeing a resurgence of a kitchen that is timeless, functional and reflects true ‘home’ culture

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