If you love your St Albans or Harpenden home where better to stay on trend for 2018 than in the heart of the home, the kitchen? If you love entertaining the kitchen can be the place to show off your home. But at the same time eating in the kitchen takes the pressure off the cook. No one expects three courses including soufflés and petit fours at a kitchen supper.
It is important to treat the kitchen as a room, rather than just a functional space if you want to use it to entertain. To do this you can play with some of the current kitchen trends colours like moody ocean-inspired shades.
Stephanie Pierce, director of design & trends of MaterBrand Cabinets says. “Blues and greens emerged as ‘go-to’ colour choices for cabinetry in 2017. They are being mixed with other colours, complementing wood stains or even being used as the dominant colour alone."
These colours also complement dark, deep countertops, according to Renee Hytry Derrington, global design lead at Formica Group who says. "Homeowners were intrigued with slate tiles that came in black, dark green and multi-coloured rust tones. We wanted to design a slate option for countertops that had the same natural cleft detail— but combined with the growing interest in dramatic black stones. Basalt Slate is the result and one of our most popular designs this year.”
Sue Wadden, a director of colour marketing explains that kitchen trends for 2018 are all about mixing and matching colour. There is no need to be monochrome or keep it all the colours the same:“ Using multiple colours in kitchens has become a popular trend this year. For example, painting base walls or cabinets in a dark charcoal tone and upper cabinets and walls in creamy off-white tones is something we’re seeing more and more of.”
If you are looking for some kitchen inspiration why not visit St Albans Poggenpohl Kitchen showroom, packed with innovative kitchen ideas for your Hertfordshire home.