In terms of colours, we have found that the trend is definitely towards neutral colours. This will range from variations of whites, stones, charcoals and other neutral tones. Regarding finishes, the trends are towards finishes with movement and a natural feel. This will include textures like flamed and brushed granite, offering a coarse matt surface. With the veneers, timbers with a varied touch is becoming popular as the veneer has a rougher surface offering some interest to the scheme.
Some unique finishes that we have seen emerge and are now working with is matt glass, which can be used for doors as well as feature countertops and also cladding. Porcelain stone is a stunning finish for doors as it adds real character and depth to any design scheme and can also be used for wall cladding.
The use of various textures is definitely the most popular trend and will continue for years to come. The reason for this is that as much as modern, clean-lined designs are desired, we are also demanding that our spaces do not feel cold and uninviting. Bringing various textures into our designs therefore, offers the needed character and interest to the kitchen. The combinations are actually endless but the key is in the truth of less always being more.