This post is provided by Kirstin.
It does not seem too long ago when nearly all kitchens were pretty much covered in white, but nowadays things are much different. Now there is a trend towards brass accessories, natural materials and much more. Here are some trends to keep an eye on in 2014:
Kitchens are all about warmth and that is exactly why warmer metal fixings are starting to come in to fashion. In the past nearly every kitchen had cold stainless steel and so on but now people are starting to use a much more varied set of metals including brass and copper. Something as simple as using brass handle fixings can really make your kitchen stand out from the crowd.
Every kitchen should have at least one or two focal points. If you need inspiration when it comes to your kitchen’s focal point look, stand at your kitchen door and work out what areas attract your attention first. Is it the kitchen window? Or the center of the room, where you can find the appliances, either your cooker or hob? If it is the latter why not upgrade to a new appliance and then plan the rest of the room around it. An example of such would be a statement creating AGA cooker, or bold coloured oven, using the color from the oven as the accent for the rest of the room so accessorize wisely. Simple is definitely effective when it comes down to it and you will be in awe of the modern look that will be achieved.
Using natural materials for things like your kitchen walls can make a huge improvement to the style of your kitchen. Although it is not the cheapest option available, more and more people are starting to rip apart their old kitchens to expose natural beams to give the kitchen a bit more life. If you are not lucky enough to be able to tear apart your walls to do something like this, you still have the option to build beams in to the ceiling though.