Eclectic Trends & Katty Schiebeck

There’s no more wholesome a room than the kitchen but the latest trends in kitchen design introduce a bit of glamour to this hard working space. These include surprising elements, from oversized light fittings to lovely practical features that are future-forward. The message is loud and clear: modern kitchens are the new ‘it’ room of the house and not the tired old work horse of yesteryear.

BTW, check out our Kitchen Design Ideas section if you need more design inspiration.

1. Out with White and in with Grey

Modern Kitchens

Greige Design & The 36th Avenue

Maybe it’s the bestselling novel featuring all those shades of grey that started the revolution, but it looks like this neutral is taking over from our trusty old friend, White.
According to the trend setters, whether combined with a subtle palette or bold pops of colour, you simply cannot go wrong with grey kitchen cabinets.

2. Black Tie Event

Modern Kitchens

Eclectic Trends

Dark and dramatic with a sense of formality is what the black and white combination brings to the kitchen. Only to be softened with a wooden floor or accessories, this seems to be a trend that will be with us for a while. Black is used matt or gloss or as a daring combination of the two. Keep wall colour and upper cabinets in crisp white with black counter tops and lower cabinets for the perfect balance.

3. Supersize Light Fittings

Modern Kitchens

Katty Schiebeck & HGTV

Oversized light fixtures give a sense of luxury and grandeur. When the interior of the shade is in a metallic finish, it allows extra light reflection and creates a warm glow throughout the room. Gone are the days of predictable task lighting that tends to be more practical than beautiful.

4. Clever Kitchen Storage

Modern Kitchens

LGB Interiors & Shelf Genie

Automated kitchens make life a lot easier than before. You can store things away with the touch of a button or by simply closing a drawer. This ensures an uncluttered space with everything neatly in its place so you don’t have to spend hours looking for things.

5. Still on Top

Modern Kitchens

HGTV & Bloglovin

Countertops contribute greatly to defining a kitchen’s style. Natural stone and quartz tops are still the most popular choices and are available in a range of exciting new neutral colours to suit a more contemporary style kitchen. Nonporous and heat, scratch and spill resistant, it’s a very popular choice for family kitchens. To be right on trend, combine the quartz or marble with wood into one countertop space.

6. Industrial Revolution

Modern Kitchens

Lushome & Jane Kim Design

Exposed brick focal walls give a kitchen space an interesting tactile quality. The combination of natural textures with metal works perfectly in a kitchen environment. Use rich accents and unique details to personalize your modern kitchen.

7. Wonderful Wallpaper

Modern Kitchens

Young House Love & BHG

Add instant visual impact with wallpaper. You can even wallpaper a section as a splash back and then waterproof it with a piece of tempered glass as cover. Wallpaper is available in all sorts of designs from distressed wood to geometric patterns, adding another textured layer to your kitchen.

8. Pretty Pattern

Modern Kitchens

Laurel Bern Interiors & Muramur

Bold patterned tiles have made a big comeback and are available in many beautiful designs. With geometric patterns making an exit, it is time for more classic patterns that are repetitive and elegant. Art Nouveau and Art Deco motifs are going to be very popular in the next year, as well as Turkish influences.

9. Marvelous Metallic

Modern Kitchens

Remodelista & Savvy Home Blog

Warm metals like copper, bronze and rose gold are still taking center stage as accents in contemporary kitchens. These metallics create a sense of luxury combined with a hint of old-world nostalgia. Metals are very versatile as both surfaces and splash backs and can be combined with any colour palette.

10. Integrated Kitchens

Modern Kitchens

Capital Building

Kitchens now integrate seamlessly with the rest of the home instead of being cornered off as a separate entity. Multifunctional surfaces are used so that the kitchen table can be used to entertain guests as well as to do homework. With spaces becoming smaller we are seeing design that that works hard and fulfills more than one need in a space.

Book a Design Appointment

If you would like to get expert advice on designing a Kitchen for your family, why not Book a Design Appointment or Visit our Showrooms.

If you enjoyed our design ideas, subscribe for updates.

Get kitchens design ideas in your inbox.

    Check out these posts for more Kitchen Design Ideas.

    Most Popular

    Dublin Kitchens: The 7 Latest Trends

    The 12 Most Influential Kitchen Design Trends from the US

    What is Great Kitchen Design?

    5 Tips for Designing Small Kitchens

    6 Exciting Colour Palettes for Kitchens with Personality

    6 of the Best Solutions for Corner Cupboards

    Kitchen Design Ideas<

    10 of the Most Beautiful Kitchen Backsplashes

    Types of Kitchens

    In-Frame Kitchens – 5 Things You Should Know

    What are Shaker Kitchens and Where are They From?

    What Exactly are Hand Painted Kitchens?

    The Top 10 Trends for Modern Kitchens

    Design Ideas and Trends

    5 Clever Ways to Increase Natural Kitchen Lighting

    How Much Value Does a Fitted Kitchen Add to Your Home?

    12 Must Have Celebrity Kitchens of the Rich and Famous


    10 Kitchen Design Tips for Families with Kids

    6 Tips for a Kitchen for a Large Family

    Cabinets, Doors, Kitchen Islands & Finishes

    7 Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

    9 Essential Kitchen Cabinet Types

    10 Great Kitchen Island Designs