If you are looking to update your kitchen this winter, there are a number of ways in which this can be achieved, including a totally different colour scheme, statement splashbacks, a new floor or even just lighting it differently. Or maybe, you are still looking for inspiration? In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the upcoming winter kitchen trends to help get you inspired.
1. Dark surfaces
Due to the recent shift towards two-tone kitchens, dark work surfaces have become increasingly popular, with many people seeing them as an accent colour. Dark colours such as dark grey or black when utilised in floors and worktops or even splashbacks can add an air of sophistication and luxury in kitchens of all sizes.
2. concealed appliances
Despite the ever-growing popularity of kitchen gadgets, more people are beginning to see the advantages of hiding their tech away from view. More people want a uniform appearance to their modern kitchen, and that includes discreet storage solutions and the concealment of appliances for a much more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
3. better lighting
Don’t underestimate the power of mood lighting in a kitchen. Changing the way in which you illuminate your kitchen can give it a whole new appearance without having to pay for costly renovations.
Take under-cabinet lighting for example. This simple solution can take your kitchen’s lighting design from staid to stunning, as it adds a much need extra layer of light, whilst at the same time adding ambience and visual interest.
The best choice for under-cabinet lighting is the humble LED strip or tape lights, especially for those cabinets that have a recess that is flat or shallow. They are also amazingly simple to fit as their adhesive backing and standard electrical plug fitting makes installation a breeze, plus they don’t give off heat, which is vital in a hot room such as a kitchen.
For those of you with kitchens that have high ceilings, LED spotlights are a perfect way to light your modern kitchen, as they come in a range of colour temperatures. Traditional incandescent bulbs typically came in at a colour temperature around 2700k or 3000k, which gives a nice warm light. LED spotlights come in a much wider range from 2700k to 6500k with the higher number being the coolest white that gives the effect of daylight.
LED spotlights are a great way to light your kitchen especially for those on the larger size or with high ceilings. They can be recessed, or surface-based, are energy-efficient, long-lasting and will give your kitchen a much brighter outlook.
4. Dining Islands
Breakfast bars and islands can provide a nice place for casual eating, as well as offering more storage and workspace. Nevertheless, the trend for 2021 is looking like being the addition of a dining island.
The dining island is an extension to the traditional kitchen island that offers an additional dining area, so you get the benefits of the extra storage from the island but also the benefit of integrated dining. More people when entertaining want to have the option to integrate both socialising and cooking, so what better way to achieve this than with in-built dining seating.