From appliances to aesthetics, take a look at the best kitchen trends for 2018 - 2019.
What’s hot in the world of kitchen design? From industrial-inspired concrete surfaces and factory-inspired faucets to the more glamorous brass kitchen handles and brass taps, and from clever kitchen storage , built-in wine rooms and even home bars to modern kitchen islands (and snazzy upholstered breakfast bar stools) to Crittall-style kitchen extensions, 2018 has had no shortage of super cool trends – and they are showing no signs of slowing down.
With cool new kitchen brands popping up and lots of innovative design ideas on display in kitchen showrooms across the country, there are plenty of on-trend looks and state-of-the-art appliances to pick from.
Smeg has partnered with Dolce & Gabbana to put the focus on range cookers while Bosch’s fridges are coming out in even braver colour choices.
Industrial finishes such as concrete are still drumming up lots of interest at design shows, while it’s clear that brushed brass is year’s stand-out metal, giving a luxurious finish to handles, small appliances and even plug sockets. Oh, and brass taps are absolutely everywhere.
So, whether your current design needs renovating or you simply want to refresh a tired scheme, these are the latest advances in kitchen design you need to see. Take inspiration from these latest kitchen designs for 2018 / 2019.
DeVOL’s Carrara marble butler sinks bring a slice of cool Italia to its English-country aesthetic. Choose the Milano Penthouse or Tuscan Farmhouse design, with each sink cut from a single block of honed, smooth stone, which ages beautifully over time.
From £2,450, deVOLkitchens.co.uk
The much admired Air kitchen by deVol has had a timely design update. Inspired by the timber work of old gentlemen’s haberdasheries, it now features dark interior cupboards, aged copper end panels and natural stained oak finishes.
From £20,000, deVOLkitchens.co.uk
LA DOLCE VITA
The third instalment of Smeg’s collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana is every bit as fabulous as the first two. Titled Sicily is My Love, it’s a kitchen appliance-shaped love letter to Southern Italy and includes this pretty Majolica print.
Price on request, smeguk.com
Take the classic butcher’s block, add an aluminium frame and sliding racks made from solid oak and you get the b Solitaire from Bulthaup. Its modular design means you can add a glass top and pull-out trays to transform it into a chic curiosity cabinet of sorts.
From £8,000, kitchenarchitecture.co.uk
If you long for a bit of peace and quiet while rustling up dinner, a Navy cooker hood could well be your new best friend. The 7840 Vision model has the sleek, good looks the design conscious love, but still boasts a noise-reduction system to keep that whirring noise at bay.
For the team at Harvey Jones, executing the perfect recipe starts long before setting foot in the kitchen. Taking the clean lines and classic proportions of its Shaker kitchen and adding the detailed finish of its Original line, the designers have created Arbor – a kitchen that does country-chic with a contemporary twist. Think hand-painted, streamlined cabinetry complete with shadowed lines around the edges.
From £18,000, harveyjones.com
IN THE HOOD
Just when you thought home tech couldn’t go any further, Miele launches a cooker hood that can communicate with the hob below, automatically adjusting its suction strength according to what’s sizzling beneath it. They call it Con@ctivity 2.0 technology and it means less time fiddling around with switches and more time admiring the hood’s sleek, waterfall-like canopies made from curved glass. Smart
DA 7198 W cooker hood, £1,749, miele.co.uk
Get creative with Bosch’s Vario Style fridge freezer featuring swappable coloured doors. Available in a choice of shades – including Cherry Red, left, Aqua and Sunflower – you’ll be able to scratch that redecorating itch whenever it strikes.
£899; replacement doors, £149, bosch-home.co.uk
Love the look of concrete, but loathe its cost and coarseness? 4033 Rugged Concrete is one of four new shades in Caesarstone’s Supernatural Designs range – it’s a softer, more tactile take made from hard-wearing and scratch-resistant quartz, emulating the textured tones of the real thing.
From £300 sq m, caesarstone.co.uk
Dinner party like a pro with Miele’s sleek wine conditioning unit. Not only does it hold up to 83 bottles – which should be more than enough for a riotous evening – but it features a Sommelier set, complete with a glass holder and decanting racks. Independent temperature zones mean you can store reds, whites and champagnes all at their optimum condition inside the same unit.
Concrete-effect worktops don’t have to be dark and grey. Part of Caesarstone’s new Metropolitan collection of quartz surfaces, 4011 Cloudburst Concrete reflects the authentic texture of raw material while bringing a softer, more tonal touch with its cloud-like patina. Pair with dark timbers for a Scandinavian loft apartment feel.
From £300 sq m, caesarstone.co.uk
We’re all for colourful, mosaic-style ceramics, yet the Cube collection of floor and wall tiles from Iris Ceramica is something altogether more effortlessly chic. Spanning a palette of cool neutrals, each porcelain tile interprets a stone finish with faithfully reproduced details like veins. Fast-track to a classic-meets-cool kitchen with a square design, or introduce a hexagon or lozenge shape for a quirky twist.
Cube in grey, from around £55.31 sq m, irisceramica.com
Love Le Creuset’s casserole dish colours? Go one step further and deck out your appliances in one of its shades. A collab with Italian manufacturer Steel means cooker hoods, cookers and fridges from its Ascot, Genesi and Oxford ranges are now available in this pretty purple hue.
Genesi 120 range cooker, from £5,970, steel-cucine.com
Forgo ugly lumps and bumps with Caple’s latest hob – with a frameless design, it can be fitted flush to the worktop for a seamless effect. But what about the cooking? Four induction hobs – operated by touch control with automatic pan detection – and a single gas wok burner should take care of all your culinary needs.
C896iBK induction and gas hob, £1,425, caple.co.uk