Although we tend not to look towards fleeting trends when developing our kitchen collections, we still like to keep up to date with the broader industry insight set to influence interior design decisions in the year ahead. These are just seven of our favourite kitchen trends predicted to become popular in 2023.
Warm neutrals, natural wood and textural layers will reign in 2023, as we strive to create more comfort, authenticity and serenity in the home. One way to add instant warmth and tactility to a space is through the use of wood. There are many ways to incorporate this natural element into the home, from laying wood flooring to installing floating wooden shelving. Also, don’t be afraid to add solid wood furniture into the mix, as this only gets better with age
Throughout the past year, we have noticed interior designers and homeowners alike leaning towards a combination of natural woods, off-whites and tactile stone surfaces in the kitchen. This trend will continue to evolve with the addition of reeded glass, patina finishes and natural stone flooring.
There’s been a clear shift towards creating spaces that promote a sense of positivity and joy – with this, a new ‘nostalgia’ trend is emerging. Think vintage furniture that adds a sense of authenticity and character, unique decor or family heirlooms that conjure up happy memories, seating for people to come together and playful prints sure to add a romantic touch to interiors.
It’s all about curating a room with a mix of old and new elements that mean something to you. In the kitchen, we love to give vintage finds pride of place, such as rustic wooden chopping boards, beautiful glassware, period artwork, reclaimed chairs, or objects picked up on travels. When something has a story of its own, it makes a room so much more exciting and lived-in.
When it comes to refreshing our interiors, more of us are making environmentally conscious decisions, seeking out sustainable products, as well as repurposing and recycling, where possible, in the home.
An extension of the nostalgia trend, expect to see used and vintage pieces instead of mass-produced, ‘fast design’. Responsibly sourced organic materials and high-quality pieces that stand the test of time also take precedence, effectively minimising waste in the long run.
The island is an invaluable feature in the kitchen, and with the rise in multi-functional living, this centralised hub has evolved to become larger and more socially focused. As well as oversized traditional designs, split-level islands can be a great option if you love entertaining. Create distinct zones for food prep and cooking on one side, and an informal seating arrangement on the other, to encourage conversation.
Cultivating a zen home helps to encourage healthy habits and positivity, which has become a top priority over the past couple of years. You can do several things in the house to maintain calm and bring a sense of mindfulness to overwhelming days. Create separate wellbeing zones or ‘reset spaces’ where you can relax and forget the day’s stresses. Incorporate sensory elements such as different textures, tranquil colours and ambient lighting. Biophilic design is also here to stay, with outdoor spaces and nature becoming more integrated within the home.
Veined surfaces are set to grow in popularity, whether on worktops, splashbacks or statement furniture. You can create a high-impact look with black veined worktops – darker tones can make for a striking contrast against neutral cabinetry and work beautifully with rich brass finishes. Paler surfaces with warm veining can add character and a note of luxury, working with both classic shaker and modern kitchens.
The all-white kitchen is returning. This time, however, we’re not talking stark white; it’s all about off-whites with warm undertones.
Talking to Country Living, Tom Howley designer, Annie Tullett says, “I predict that the timeless white kitchen will be a big trend in 2023. We’ve seen such a shift in how we want our homes to look, feel and function over the past three years. I think because of this extra time we spend in our homes, we need them to feel that much roomier, lighter, and brighter. White kitchens do this perfectly. They offer a transformative aesthetic to any size room and master the art of illusion, making smaller rooms feel bigger.”
Will you be incorporating any of these trends into your home over the coming months? Discover more interior inspiration in our latest brochure.