Autumn trends for kitchens

By Pippa Thompson

As we move into the cooler months, you’ll be starting to think about preparing your home for the colder weeks ahead. With this in mind, we’re taking a look at some of the upcoming trends we can expect to see in kitchen designs this autumn.

Country Kitchen in Aztek and Parchment Linda Barker CollectionWe’re exploring which trends will be continuing throughout 2015, and what new additions we anticipate will be gracing our interiors towards the end of the year.

In regards to colour, we can expect to see neutral palettes and shades of grey – the colours of a winter’s morning – frequenting our interiors. If you’re looking for something a bit more daring, try enhancing your space with cobalt or midnight blue. Deep blue looks great used in tiles, fabrics and furnishings and can be a good way to add another colour accent into your interior.

Blues and greys are often considered to be cold colours, but when mixed with warmer and more typical autumnal tones, such as a deep marsala or burgundy, they create a rich and saturating colour scheme. With current kitchen trends focussed around creating multifunctional spaces, using a varied colour scheme is a great way to achieve this.

Framed Kitchen in Sea Foam and Aubergine Linda Barker CollectionDecorating with natural materials is very on trend, and the use of exposed beams, salvaged woods, rustic metals and potted plants in your kitchen will help to bring the outdoors in – which is ideal as we move into autumn and begin spending less time outdoors.

This trend stems from our increasing time spent engaged in technology as this ‘screen time’ is causing us to lose touch with nature. Subsequently, we’re seeing interior trends that are trying to help us reconnect with the natural world.

Copper blush was announced as Dulux’s colour of the year for 2015 and, as predicted, has been a strong theme for interiors. Copper has been used in everything from paints, fabrics and ceramics, to metallic fixtures. As we move into autumn, copper will continue to be a popular theme in interiors but we will also see an increase in other metallic fixtures, such as brass, rose gold and gold.

Country Kitchen in Gullwing and Parchment Linda Baker CollectionThese metallic tones will add a touch of opulence to our interiors throughout autumn and winter seasons. In the kitchen metallic fixtures are great for light fittings, taps, cabinet handles and for use when accessorising.

The dominant theme in kitchen and interior trends as we continue through 2015 and into the autumn, is the ability to use a contrast of these colours, textures and materials in our designs. In the kitchen this could mean using a combination of woods, stones and tongue and groove panelling, for example. By using a selection of textures and materials we can create an interesting and inviting space for cooking, eating and socialising in this autumn.


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