By Martin Hart on Thu 11 February 2021
The kitchen is one of the most dynamic rooms in the house, and one we use the most frequently. People want their kitchens to not only look great but be incredibly functional, ideal for cooking and serving food while keeping everything well organised.
When redesigning the kitchen, there are so many options. Whether you want to be true to your style aesthetics or create the most organised, functional kitchen (or both) there is a kitchen design that will suit. Here are just some of our favourite interior design ideas for the kitchen.
Most kitchens utilise tiles, and it’s easy to understand why. Tiles can look great, and they have the added benefit of being easy to clean, which can be useful for a home with small children, for instance. But adventurous, patterned wallpaper can create a truly beautiful look for any kitchen. When paired with fixtures and fittings of complementing colours, attractive wallpaper can work wonders for your kitchen.
Shiny steel and mirrored surfaces are the perfect way to get that futuristic, metallic look in your kitchen. The mirrors will help your kitchen capture the available light, making the space clear and bright. If you have a small kitchen, mirrors can also help make the space look bigger and feel roomier. Paired with a marble-topped island and pendant lights, this kind of kitchen can make it feel like you’ve stepped into the future.
Some people like one colour scheme in their kitchen, like a classic white or muted pastel colour. But one way to really make your kitchen look beautiful and modern is to use varying tones of the same colour. Consider a blue kitchen that utilises rich navy, grey and cobalt throughout. Different tones of colour can help the space look more visually exciting, and you can play with the light.
Rustic looks are a popular choice for kitchens. Wood fixtures and fittings can be used in varying shades to create that genuinely outdoorsy feel to the space. Paired with some brass detailing like the sink taps or lights, you then have a recipe for a truly rural feel.
Storage is essential in a kitchen, and most people want it tucked away. But consider going the opposite way with some open shelving, allowing you to stack plates and other items around the kitchen on shelves high up against the walls. Your items then become the decorative elements and can bring some real personality to a room. It also means you can splash out on nice-looking crockery since it will feature as an art piece as well as a functional tool.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from open shelving is to use hidden nooks and crannies for your storage solutions. When you have lots of bulky applications like stand mixers, you can utilise the likes of sliding cabinet doors to keep them hidden from view, helping your kitchen look cleaner and more streamlined.
The Glossy Look
Another popular look for the kitchen is the glossy look, making all your cabinets and appliances shine. Lacquered cabinets are reflective, so like the mirrored surfaces, they will help the space look bigger and reflect more light into the room. A glossy look can give your kitchen a sophisticated, glamourous feel.
Why have a kitchen designed around one colour when you can have two? When you use two complementary colours together, you can create a stunning, eye-catching kitchen. Black and white are a classic combination, or you could go for something more colourful like light green and dusky pink.
Splashbacks are a popular design choice as they protect your walls from food mess but also allow you to create an interesting focal point for your kitchen. Tiles are great for splashbacks and come in a vast range of styles and colours. Consider a unique looking splashback with hexagonal tiles or contrasting tiles, something to give your kitchen a touch of sophistication.
Many people opt for bright, light colours in their kitchen, but you can also do the complete opposite. Dark, moody colours can bring a particularly sophisticated and elegant aesthetic to a kitchen. With dark coloured cabinets, black appliances and a few gold or silver accents, you can create a truly refined look to your kitchen.
At Hart Wholesale, we specialise in providing people with a range of products that can help them renovate kitchens. Whether you need Blum hinges, cabinet handles, mirror screws or much more, we will have what you’re looking for. Contact us today to find out more, or feel free to browse our range of products on our website.