The start of every New Year heralds the beginning of innovative fashions, exciting trends and sought after new designs. Speculation on what the hot trends of the year will be is rife, and the same can be said for the world of interior design. For many people, a new design will coincide with a fresh start to the year, an expression of your personality and the person you aspire to be in 12 months time. Your home is your sanctuary, and your kitchen is at the core of any household, a place where you will spend quality time with your loved ones. With this in mind, Newcastle Design take a look back at the kitchen design trends that dominated 2014 and look ahead to what we can expect in 2015.
2014 saw a shift away from the attractiveness of the all-white kitchen that featured significantly in 2013, to a focus on emphasising the character of a kitchen through its design. To bring out this character, we saw a move towards natural elements and raw materials such as exposed beams and warm woods to create a more rustic look and feel.
To bring out this warmer tone and atmosphere, decorative lighting was also sought after, replacing the under-cabinet lighting technique. Decorative lighting also coincided with the bold trend of incorporating large-scale design elements into the kitchen, with many designers opting for over-sized light features. In keeping with this oversize theme, kitchen islands tended to remain large-scale and backsplashes became larger and more prominent within the kitchen.
One key trend of 2014 that is said to continue and evolve in 2015 is the focus on eye-catching back-splashes. Creating that ‘wow factor’ will be all important. Another way to embrace this exciting trend is to select one wall in your kitchen that has most exposure and choose wallpaper that wows to create a classy visual impact.
Another major focus of 2015 is likely to be on warmer metallic’s such as gold, copper and bronze. Brass in particular is a favourite amongst designers, which will add warmth, luxury and class to any colour kitchen. There are some simple ways that Newcastle Design suggest for you to incorporate metallic’s into your design. A brass faucet can make all the difference, or you could invest in some brass bar stools for something a little bit different.
Finally, an exciting addition to kitchens that may make an appearance in 2015 is walk-in rooms. From pantries to wine cellars, walk-in rooms can add that special touch to a kitchen and make it stand out from the crowd. You can even be creative in how the room will feature in your overall kitchen. Incorporate a hidden door to make it extra personal, or design it with glass walls to create a feature with maximum impact.
Regardless of how you choose to design your kitchen in 2015, Newcastle Design will help you create a kitchen that is personal to you. Your kitchen can be your safe haven and the perfect design is a great way to start your new year.
We invite you to come visit us for a design consultation, to discuss how we can incorporate new trends into your kitchen. Please visit our contact page for more information.