Spring is the perfect time of year to update your home but with so many styles and trends to choose from, where do you start? We’ve highlighted two of our favourite inspiring themes from Pinterest’s 100 trend predictions for 2018.

The magic of metallic

Metallic continues to increase in popularity, as the trend for mixed metals is set to dominate the year. With Pinterest recording a whopping 423% increase in saves for the term ‘mixed metals’, these polished finishes are the new must-have for homes in 2018.

The combination of gold, bronze and brass work together to build a warm glow, an option that works seamlessly in a classic kitchen. Emphasise subtle cabinets with brass handles to lead the eye around the space and accessorise with copper pots and pans.

Alternatively, a contemporary kitchen will suit a cooler tone, with matt metals such as chrome, silver and steel. Integrate features such as a brushed chrome oven or inset sink, which will work in harmony with pastel hues. You can add to the look by teaming with matching accessories such as a chrome kettle and toaster.

Pattern prevails

Herringbone is the pattern that is yearning to be rediscovered in 2018, as Pinterest saw an increase of 131% of saves for “herringbone patterns”. This famous motif holds a wealth of history, as for centuries this pattern was used for parquet wood flooring. But having made a huge comeback, this pattern can help you achieve sleek sophistication in your home. For a flooring option, the rectangular blocks are positioned perpendicular to each other, creating a floor that not only looks fantastic, but will stand the test of time. Opt for a dark wood flooring to transform this once traditional design into a contemporary solution.

You may have spotted this design used in stylish restaurants, but now you can incorporate this on-trend formation in the kitchen as wall tiling or a striking splashback. Using bright, white tiles with a dark grout will highlight the pattern and add character to your kitchen.

If you are looking to update your kitchen this spring, pay a visit to your local Optiplan Kitchens showroom, and find out how we can help you achieve the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.

Spring is the perfect time of year to update your home but with so many styles and trends to choose from, where do you start? We’ve highlighted two of our favourite inspiring themes from Pinterest’s 100 trend predictions for 2018.

The magic of metallic

Metallic continues to increase in popularity, as the trend for mixed metals is set to dominate the year. With Pinterest recording a whopping 423% increase in saves for the term ‘mixed metals’, these polished finishes are the new must-have for homes in 2018.

The combination of gold, bronze and brass work together to build a warm glow, an option that works seamlessly in a classic kitchen. Emphasise subtle cabinets with brass handles to lead the eye around the space and accessorise with copper pots and pans.

Alternatively, a contemporary kitchen will suit a cooler tone, with matt metals such as chrome, silver and steel. Integrate features such as a brushed chrome oven or inset sink, which will work in harmony with pastel hues. You can add to the look by teaming with matching accessories such as a chrome kettle and toaster.

Pattern prevails

Herringbone is the pattern that is yearning to be rediscovered in 2018, as Pinterest saw an increase of 131% of saves for “herringbone patterns”. This famous motif holds a wealth of history, as for centuries this pattern was used for parquet wood flooring. But having made a huge comeback, this pattern can help you achieve sleek sophistication in your home. For a flooring option, the rectangular blocks are positioned perpendicular to each other, creating a floor that not only looks fantastic, but will stand the test of time. Opt for a dark wood flooring to transform this once traditional design into a contemporary solution.

You may have spotted this design used in stylish restaurants, but now you can incorporate this on-trend formation in the kitchen as wall tiling or a striking splashback. Using bright, white tiles with a dark grout will highlight the pattern and add character to your kitchen.

If you are looking to update your kitchen this spring, pay a visit to your local Optiplan Kitchens showroom, and find out how we can help you achieve the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.