Getting The Most From A Small Kitchen (Without Ditching The Latest Trends)
Compact and bijou it may be but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the latest kitchen trends and styles in your new kitchen.
Statement tiled splashbacks
Too much colour or too much pattern closes down a space – or so designers tell us – but just because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean that you have to wave goodbye to all colour and pattern.
In 2019, we are expecting to see statement splashbacks, the use of bright coloured and/or patterned tiles to create an interesting detail to the kitchen décor. Perfect for any kitchen, it is certainly an addition worth considering for your new kitchen.
Blue kitchen cabinetry
Using colour is something that we either love or struggle with and in 2019, a kitchen trend expected to take hold is blue cabinetry. We’ve been enjoying darker shades of green and navy blue and so the lighter shade of blue is a welcome change.
Lighter shades in the smaller kitchen are perfect and there is nothing in the rulebook that says a smaller kitchen has to be white cabinets. Choose from lighter blue shades, keeping the handles minimal and the cabinet door clean and streamlined so you don’t over-clutter the small space you have to work with.
Statement floors with vinyl tiles
It’s not only colours that come and go but materials too. The growing range of easy to use vinyl tiles with modern geometric design and splash of colour are perfect for any kitchen.
For the smaller kitchen, vinyl tiles are an opportunity to make the most of the space by either making a statement or employing clever pattern to make the room feel longer or wider.
Larger patterns will make the floor appear smaller and so, if you want to accent the space you have, choose a smaller pattern, opting for a neutral colour that will work with any wall colour, as well as tiles and coloured cabinet doors.
We’ve already talked about statement splashbacks behind the sink and hob but what we haven’t mentioned is the must-have tile finish and again, it is perfect for use in the smaller kitchen.
Metallic finish tiles are making a comeback in 2019 and if you opt for the smaller mosaic tile, you will be bang on trend. As well as gold metallic finish, opting for a tile that has plenty of sparkle will be ideal for the smaller kitchen (and great in the bathroom too!).
Seamless kitchen design
The interior design in any room will have edges and boundaries. For example, where a white ceiling meets a coloured wall there is a boundary, a change in the note of the décor.
In the kitchen, we are used to worktops, end panels, cabinet doors that are different in colour and design and so on. The new way of doing things is to blend edges more, creating a seamless kitchen design.
This works well in any kitchen, preventing the definite ‘stop’ between one item and another. In the smaller kitchen, this improves the visual appeal of the kitchen, creating a feeling of better flow and a more open space.
A smaller kitchen is an asset, especially when you see how well the current trends fit so well within it.