1: Deisgn studio Hecker Guthrie's freestanding kitchen is defined by its bold tone 2: 'KitKat' mosaic tiles from Australian brand Academy Tiles bring tonal difference to this kitchen by Doherty Design Studio
Add some drama to your kitchen with shades of indigo and navy. Whilst bathrooms use watery tones of blue, your kitchen can be more daring with richer tones of blue. Navy or Indigo shades add a sense of depth, whilst defining space in open plan homes. The blues should be dramatic and deep with variations of each tones with irregular finishes or a mix of materials in the same shade. Flashes of bright white and metallic shine particularly well when backed by blue.
Classic White will never go out of style however, for a modern twist add creams and greys. White tones make any space larger as light bounces around the room. Combine materials to create texture and interest with a touch of grey to add some interest - it will soften the look, to make it less clinical than stark bright white
1. Quartz Linear £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre 2. Santa Cruz £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre
1: Archietctural frim R2 Studio teamed cabinets from In-toto in yellow with a patterned design from Alhambra Tiles
2: An 'Imperial Yellow' Corian worktop is exactly colour- matched to t he units, walls and ceiling in this acid-bright kitchen by Russian For Fish.
Add some sunshine to your kitchen by adding vibrant yellow. The mustard trend has been dominating the interior design world, however vibrant Yellow is a twist on this trend to energise your kitchen and lift your mood during meal times. Choose a single shade and stick to it, pair with neutral accents or pick out the same bright hue on patterned tiles.
1. Geo Moroccan £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 2. Tobasco £2.50 per tile, £27.50 per square metre
For an organic look choose a timber with an obvious grain. The natural nuances of timber offer a timeless way to add interest to a kitchen. Add wood not just to your flooring but to surfaces, walls and ceilings, choosing large boards that show off the materials texture. For a small -scale update use segments of wood as tilling or for a splash back.
1. Diftwood £14.99 per tile, £179.88 per square metre 2. Laos £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre
1: Interior Architect Arjaan De Feyer chose 'Rajasthan Vert' marble from Van De Weghe for this splashback. 2: Green onyx forms a striking island in this kitch by Studio Liaigre 3: 'The Green Marble Kitchen' by Jonas Lindvall for Swedish brand Ballingslov.
Stones in the most verdant of tones celebrate nature in all its glory. Marble is dominating interiors this year especially green marble and especially in the kitchens. Green tones from bright Emerald to soft mint, work beautifully and slabs with veins make striking worktops, splashbacks and islands.
1. Acapulco £9.99 per tile, £109.89 per square metre 2. Aria £9.99 per tile, £109.89 per square metre
Choose a metal finish that looks both professional and glamorous. Cool, sharp and ever present in the kitchen, from chrome taps to stainless-steel cutlery and appliances - shining silver finishes are now playing a starring role. Finishes should be sleek, slick and smooth, in both high-shine and brushed effect, while gleaming tiles add extra shimmer.
This kitchen took 15 years in the making by a daring Belgian interior architect Arjaan De Feyter, the stone is supplied by natural stone company Van Den Weghe
Stone: Travertino Rosso, from £39,343 per square metre, Van Den Weghe Tap: 'KV3' in natural brass by Arne Jackson for Vola, £1,033, Panik
Isle of Tiles:
The ceramic tiles of versatile, durable and makes an impact and is a hardworking material for a kitchen island. This kitchen is created by Australian architecture and interior design studio Robson Rak, jade metro-style tiles have been used to creative effect. Tiles: 'Victoria' in green, £128 per square metre, De Fazio Tiles & Stone
This kitchen is almost invisible by concealing its functional elements inside a wall - length walnut sideboard and leaving the upper walls cupboard-free. The grooves on the front hides the joins between the doors therefore the only clues to the rooms real purpose are the tap and sink and nothing distracts from the design classics that take centre stage. Kitchen: Bespoke design by Quincoces-Drago & Partners
1. Lampang £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 2. Mekong £14.99 per tiles, £164.89 per square metre
Bold as Brass:
For a guide of how to mix materials look no further than this kitchen by Melbourne - based interior designer Fiona Lynch. It marries white stone with black joinery and timber , crowning it all with a stretch of polished brass/
Cabinets: For similar, try mirrored brass doors with a birch ply core, from £214, Metal Sheets
All that Jazz:
This kitchen takes inspiration from the Art Deco era which Belgium based interior designer Lionel Jadot. The marble surfaces and golden walls are beautiful in their own right, however its extra details such as the detailed checkerboard trim on the splash back.
1. Bangkok Linear £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre 2. Detroit £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre
Concrete kitchens make a big impact, but can appear imposing and cold. This kitchen designed by Spanish architecture studio Mar Plus Ask, the cast on-site island is warmed by bespoke copper lighting and plywood cabinets.
This kitchen created by architect Danielle Siggerud, uses raw finishes and materials in this kitchen, artfully combining exposed brickwork, concrete and marble. The extra thick worktop makes a focal point of the island and showcases the stones markings from every angle.
This kitchen has been created by CaSA and Margherita Serboli Arquitectura. Instead of squaring off the Portobello marble worktop and splashback, they chose rounded corners that give space a gentler look. The curves continue with the windows and extractor hood
With thanks to Elle Decoration