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Elle Decoraton; 8 Kitchen trends that WOW

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Transform your home with the hottest on trend looks of the moment with the edit from Elle Decoration September 2018 and our edit of HOM must haves....!! x

Royal Blue

Various shades of Blue have been making waves of late including: pale, summery cerulean, and duck egg hues. However, the most vibrant of them all is making a splash in some of the most stylish kitchens this season. Take inspiration from these power–coated Klein Blue cabinets in a home designed by Crosby Studios ( below left; or rich bespoke island by the Danish brand & (below right; 

Shop the look: 1Blue Pearl’ paint, £48.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper (below left; 2 ‘KVI-04’ tap, £825 Vola (below centre; 3 ‘Plain Navy Blue’ tile, £3.37, Bert & May (below right;


HOM loves: 1 'Cancun£9.99 per tile, £109.89 per square meter (below left) 2 'Brixton ' £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per squre metre (below right) 


Recipe for Glamour:

Marble is so on trend at the moment; team it with brass for a luxurious look.  Kitchens by architect Luke Fry (below left; and interior design Frederick Kielemoes show how the look can be done (below right;


Shop the look: 1 ‘A330 pendant light' by Alvar Aalto for Artek, £756, The Conran Shop (below left; 2 ‘ Tuscan Farmhouse 1000’ sink, £5,000,  Devol (below centre; 3 ‘Collar’ coffee grinder, £79.95, Stelton (below centre right; 4 ‘Urban Slate’ tile £49.95 per square metre, Fired Earth (below right;


HOM loves: Copper Luxe’ £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre (below left) 2 ‘New Jersey’ £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre (below centre right) 



Straight and Narrow:

Add a splash of interest to a paired-back palette by using vertical details to a kitchen island.  Using narrow ridges of timber to add a decorative effect or rustic wooden planks to add warmth to a kitchen. Take inspiration from designers Keenan Harris (below left; and Frederick Kielemoes (below right;


Shop the look: Kimono A’ tile, £134.29 per square metre, Marrakech Design (below left;

Ripple’ long glass, £46.96 for four, Ferm Living (below right;


HOM Loves: 1 ‘Kavos’, £11.99 per title, £131.89 per square metre (below left) 2 'Carrara Brick’, £12.99 per title, £142.89 per square metre (below centre


Contemporary Patina:

Kitchen designs are now embracing the distressed and aged surfaces. Designers are choosing distressed brass, juxtapose burnished finishes with stainless steel accessories. Architect Alessandro Giudici has captured this effect perfectly (see below)

Shop the look: 1 'Deck-mounted' mixer tap, from £716, Studio Ore (below left; 2 ‘Walter’ pendant light by Original BTC, £419, Clippings (below centre; 3 ‘4046 Excava’ surface, from £300 per square metre, (below right;


HoM loves: 1 'Adelaide' £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre (below left),  

Curve appeal:

Curves are back to add new dimensions to your kitchen space take inspiration from this curved cupboard by Colombo and Serboli Architecture (below left; or for a softer and informal look try the hull like island by Sivak + Partners (below centre; An arched alcove in an open-plan home is an expressive use of space, like the one by Batiik Studio (centre right;


Shop the lookMauro’ chair by Established & Sons, £792 ash leather, Twentytwentyone ( below left; Eye’ tile in ‘Salmon’, £3.96, Artisans of Devizes (below right;


HOM Loves: 1 'Brighton' £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre (below left

Naunced Nordic:

A classic Scandinavian combination of pale woods and soft greys never fails to create a calm room.  Roundhouse have captured this theme using smokey grey driftwood ‘Urbo’ cabinets for a kitchen (below left; or how the marble complements the timber in a design by Studio Esteta (below right;


Shop the lookJapense enamelled kettle, £115, Native & Co (below left; 2 ‘Drupe’ wooden mill by Fern Living £49, Trouva (below centre; trouva.comGeorg’ bar stool by Skagerak, £355, Skandium (below right;


HOM loves: Driftwood’ £16.99 per tile, £203.88 per square metre (below left2 ‘Laos’, £16.99 per tile, £186.89 per square metre (below right


Playful colour:

Step away from a traditional kitchen uniform in colour and be experimental with colour. Cabinets are easy to play with, Design brand Reform takes Ikea cupboards and embellishes them into their Chelsea design by Christina Meyer Bengtsson (below left; Architects Dries Otten adds a pop of colour to kitchens in Belgium (below right)


Shop the look: 1 ‘Kaleido’ trays by Bay, from £19 each, Future and Found (below left; Hellebore’ paint, £42 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene (below centre left; 3 ‘Hay’ coffee pot by George Swoden, £69, Liberty (below centre right; 4 ‘Madam Stoltz' bowl, £9, Smallable (below right;


HOM Loves: Camden’ £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre (below leftCherry’ £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre (below right


Finer Details:  

To make a statement in your kitchen update your cupboard fronts with colour, materials and new finishes. Wired Glass has been updated in this kitchen by Renato D’Ettorre Architects (below;


Shop the look: Herrestad’ door front, from £49, Ikea (below left; 2 ‘No.098’ plate, £5; mug £6, Design Project at John Lewis (below centre; 3 ‘Harlequin’ door front, from £72, superfront (below right;


HOM Loves: 1 ‘Chelsea’  £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre (below leftEmperador Mix’ £14.99 per tile, £164.89  per square metre (below centre)


CREDIT TO: Elle Home Decor September 2018 issue (


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