Summer is in full swing and, while spring is the perfect time to organise and clean, this sizzling season is ideal for freshening up your home. Perhaps you’re looking forward to hosting friends on balmy evenings, your family’s coming to stay, or you’re looking forward to a chilled out staycation. Whatever your plans over the hotter months, the kitchen remains the beating heart of the home. It’s where everyone gravitates to at a party, the place people gather to share stories and laughs, and where precious memories are made. So, why not rejuvenate this special space? We have the top trends that are sure to inject a new lease of life into your kitchen – from pops of bold colour, to impactful contrasts of materials, you’re sure to be inspired.
Bright, fresh, vibrant – rejuvenate the heart of your home. (Noble Areti Bianco)
Wood & white
Of course, when we think of summer, we think ‘fresh’ and ‘bright’ – and what’s fresher and brighter than a gleaming white kitchen? Whether you’re looking for a sparkling surface that will catch the sun’s rays, or a beautiful velvety matt, white is a stunning choice for any kitchen. But another element of summer is nature – we spend more time exploring the great outdoors and our gardens burst with life during this season. The perfect companion to sleek white stone is the soft natural element of wood. Not only do the colours complement each other perfectly, the contrasting textures provide a fresh balance, making for a wonderfully serene space.
Let light and nature into your interior. (Crystal Diamond)
Pop of colour
As soon as the colder months draw to a close, we can’t help but inject our wardrobes with vibrant colours, so why not do the same in our homes? One of the big colour trends this summer is turquoise, which conjures up images of Riviera retreats and sun-drenched holidays. Paint the kitchen cupboards, splash some blue hue on an accent wall, or simply introduce some bright tones with lighting or kitchen appliances. If turquoise isn’t your style, simply choose what makes you smile! Combine with varying textures of white, grey and black stone to give your kitchen a hip, modern feel.
Bright turquoise combined with monochrome equals sizzling summer vibes. (Gobi Black)
Marble and marble-effect is back in a BIG way. Choose boldly veined stone or adorn multiple surfaces to create that wow effect. What’s great about this style is that there are so many options – from luxurious cream to sensual black, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. And it doesn’t have to be restricted to your kitchen counter – a wall makes a stunning impact and an inbuilt sink makes sure the beauty flows seamlessly throughout the entire space. You can incorporate this on-trend look while staying environmentally conscious. Technistone® products contain about 90 % natural materials and selected products are from 20 – 70% recycled raw materials. Our slabs are also incredibly durable, so you can enjoy your fresh new kitchen for many summers to come.
Attention-grabbing marbled stone. (Crystal Calacatta Amnis)
Watch this space for Part II of our Hottest Summer Kitchen Trends coming next month – there are far too many inspirational interior ideas to fit into just one article!