If you’re looking to update your kitchen this year but don’t know where to start, we’re delving into the hottest and latest trends that are dominating new kitchens this summer to give you that all-important design inspiration…

 

A scoop of style

Ice cream may be the snack of choice on hot summer days, but it’s actually the gelato-inspired pastel shades that are prominent in home interiors this summer. From strawberry pink to bubble-gum blue, take up this trend in your kitchen by swapping out the plain accessories, and introduce vibrant accessories, such as a table cloth, chairs, or countertop appliances, for a real pop of colour.

Image: https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/looks/news/a3221/top-spring-summer-2018-interior-trends/

Marble is a must

A marble worktop oozes elegance and sophistication, and we’ve seen gentle and delicate patterns at peak popularity for the past decade. Yet this year, it’s all about the bright white material with deep, dark grey veining which makes a striking statement. The bold lines and prominent patterns bring a unique touch which is bound to add the wow-factor to any kitchen. This mesmerizing material doesn’t have to be restricted to just the worktop either, consider a snazzy splashback or marble accessories instead. Achieve a similar look with granite, which has a more fleck-like appearance, with an even harder surface. Granite remains to be a popular choice for surfaces, but whichever natural stone you choose, don’t be afraid to make a statement.

 

Show it off

It was once the trend to have all belongings neatly tucked away behind sleek cupboards, but this summer, personal treasures are invited to make an entrance, displayed on visible kitchen shelving. An open display, which can be incorporated into an island, is a great way make your kitchen space more personable. Whether it’s a line-up of your favourite jars of spices or your cherished ornament, don’t be afraid to show it off.

Back to nature

Give your kitchen a natural energy with plant displays this summer, to give the space a bright and inviting atmosphere. An indoor plant arrangement can be as creative or as easy to make as you like. If you’re feeling artistic, create a living ceiling with draped branches that overhang the dining table or keep things simple by displaying leafy plants on shelving.

If you want to discuss your kitchen design, visit one of the Optiplan Kitchens showrooms to see how we can help you create a stylish kitchen space.

If you’re looking to update your kitchen this year but don’t know where to start, we’re delving into the hottest and latest trends that are dominating new kitchens this summer to give you that all-important design inspiration…

 

A scoop of style

Ice cream may be the snack of choice on hot summer days, but it’s actually the gelato-inspired pastel shades that are prominent in home interiors this summer. From strawberry pink to bubble-gum blue, take up this trend in your kitchen by swapping out the plain accessories, and introduce vibrant accessories, such as a table cloth, chairs, or countertop appliances, for a real pop of colour.

Image: https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/looks/news/a3221/top-spring-summer-2018-interior-trends/

Marble is a must

A marble worktop oozes elegance and sophistication, and we’ve seen gentle and delicate patterns at peak popularity for the past decade. Yet this year, it’s all about the bright white material with deep, dark grey veining which makes a striking statement. The bold lines and prominent patterns bring a unique touch which is bound to add the wow-factor to any kitchen. This mesmerizing material doesn’t have to be restricted to just the worktop either, consider a snazzy splashback or marble accessories instead. Achieve a similar look with granite, which has a more fleck-like appearance, with an even harder surface. Granite remains to be a popular choice for surfaces, but whichever natural stone you choose, don’t be afraid to make a statement.

 

Show it off

It was once the trend to have all belongings neatly tucked away behind sleek cupboards, but this summer, personal treasures are invited to make an entrance, displayed on visible kitchen shelving. An open display, which can be incorporated into an island, is a great way make your kitchen space more personable. Whether it’s a line-up of your favourite jars of spices or your cherished ornament, don’t be afraid to show it off.

Back to nature

Give your kitchen a natural energy with plant displays this summer, to give the space a bright and inviting atmosphere. An indoor plant arrangement can be as creative or as easy to make as you like. If you’re feeling artistic, create a living ceiling with draped branches that overhang the dining table or keep things simple by displaying leafy plants on shelving.

If you want to discuss your kitchen design, visit one of the Optiplan Kitchens showrooms to see how we can help you create a stylish kitchen space.