With the New Year fast approaching, thoughts may be turning to clearing out the old and bringing in the new. As the kitchen is often the heart of a family home, we’ve decided to explore some stylish kitchen ideas for inspiring new looks for 2014.
Here we review five top styles:
1) Classic Bright White
White represents purity, so in the kitchen dazzling white worktops help convey cleanliness as well as a encapsulating a positive, light mood. This wraparound kitchen in St John’s Wood is a stunning example of how to do white right. Simple matt-white and handle-free units create a modern, minimal effect, enhanced by neutral metallic appliances. Meanwhile, up-lights around the base of the units help to emphasis the feeling of space.
2) Rich Mocha
For a contemporary feel, adopting rich mocha tones with sleek silver handles creates a grown-up masculine looking kitchen. The rich dark wood units and parquet flooring add sophistication, yet are brightened up with the addition of silver skirting boards, spotlights and a glossy work top.
3) Go Bold with Gold
For an opulent look, there are few colours that can rival gold. Perhaps not an obvious choice for a kitchen, this chic kitchen in South Kensington may soon change that perception. With a sophisticated design incorporating honey gold units with bronze splash backs and cream tones, this beautiful kitchen is both highly inviting and head-turning at the same time.
4) Daring Monochrome
The partnership of white with black will always create drama and impact. In this Fulham penthouse, highly reflective, glossy black units are counter-balanced with the brightness of the sky lights and the ability for this to reflect off the pale white ceiling and floors.
5) Futuristic Silver
This matt grey silver shade acts as a beautiful neutral tone in this Knightsbridge apartment. A glass splash back wall and clear Perspex bar stools keep it modern and fresh looking, while the cream rug keeps the room light and bright looking.