My leitmotiv this week is ‘interior trends’. I am attending the IMM Cologne show as a visitor to see what’s going on, and I am giving several trend talks on interior design at the BAU show in Munich. I will post less this week but thought I might share meanwhile an insight on trendy kitchen designs.
I’d love to revamp my kitchen in 2015 with custom cabinet doors and probably a new countertop, that’s why I started a Pinterest board and noticed all the black images popping in.
There is a lot going on now when it comes to modern kitchen design. I am no expert here but one can see one of the emerging trends (besides open shelving and custom cabinetry) is black furniture. And black tiling. The overall look is often paired with white but not always.
Black kitchen designs started to get important already 2014 and seem to become established this year. Still for a minority, I’d say. Generally speaking, black is really really strong right now in interior design.
Furniture-style cabinetry is getting interesting too, and there is loads of wooden doors on the market which I believe is one of the nicest features to bring a warm and personal touch to your kitchen.
Islands seem to be the must-have as a standard and an open kitchen space to start with. Or is this just a glossy magazine and catalog feature? Still a dream for most kitchen lover in Spain where you find mostly small rooms and… don’t better get me start talking about day light :)
It’s interesting to see how a feminine color can change the entire story here, add a pop of pink and a warm herringbone parket, and you have the most stylish kitchen!
If was participating last year in a styling competition at the Vipp Store in Copenhagen when I first starting appreciating a black kitchen. I do remember the price too, it ended somehow on a sobering note but it’s probably well deserved since it’s a long manufacturing process.
And how do you feel about black backsplashes? The squared ones above with the irregular surface are just fantastic (see more images of that kitchen) but I am not sure I’d like them for my home.
So, who is up for black kitchen furniture or tiling? Or both?
I’ll be back soon. Un abrazo from Germany. G, x
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