Heart of the home

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:30pm

A dream kitchen is something many of us already have stored away in our imaginations but, if you still need some inspiration, these trends will turn your preliminary plan into a full-blown kitchen crush.

Cool Concrete 

Concrete may seem cold and industrial but in fact it can be warm, soft and organic. This material is versatile and looks great in a benchtop, floor or wall tile, but it can also be brought into your kitchen in the form of furniture and serveware. Shades of concrete grey in cabinetry look chic and remarkably timeless and you can extend this colour scheme to curtains, lights and seating. Our Matangi showhome makes great use of concrete surfaces. 

1. Mayson concrete console, from Freedom Furniture 2. Concrete platter, from Superette 3. Concrete coasters, from Superette

 

French Country

Heritage details and pretty pastels are the key to this kitchen style. Tongue-and-groove walls, Shaker-style cabinets and traditional hardware will help create the look of a country kitchen. Finish with vintage cake stands, handmade pottery and lots of flowers.

1. Lustre tonal jug, from Early Settler 2. Luna hanging lamp, from French Country 3. Chest of 9 drawers, from Red Current

 

Beachy & Beautiful

Creating a relaxed, coastal vibe is all about connecting with nature. Match natural colours, textures and patterns with white surfaces and use black accents on hardware for a little bit of contrast. Bring picked flowers, leaves, driftwood, shells and other flotsam inside to complete the look. This Papamoa home has a coastal chic vibe going on. 

1. Bell basket pendant, from Freedom 2. Industrial stool, from Kmart 3. Amalia table runner, from Freedom
 

Black Out

Moody black kitchens are trending in a big way, and not just in cabinetry. Black cutlery, crockery and accessories look modern in any kitchen, and even black chairs, tables and bar stools are a great option. Take a walk on the dark side and try a few black objects first before going all-in on this look. Our Nelson Showhome proves you don't have to be in the dark, to go black in the kitchen.

1. Yamazaki dish rack, from Father Rabbit 2. Black cutlery set, from Kmart 3. Black mug, from Kmart

Now that you've nailed your kitchen style and design why not work on your exterior style or lighten up and see what's hot right now!

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