We love talking trends and so we thought we'd share some of the
team's latest findings for the kitchen.
TREND 1. Artisanal
Our first kitchen trend nods to the simplicity of natural wood
combined with artisan skill. Betta Living's Art & Crafts
kitchen reflects this new trend - where simply styled Shaker oak
doors are combined with crafted cabinetry and feature display units
to give a homespun, artisan feel. Wicker baskets are another way to
introduce this trend even in a modern kitchen.
TREND 2. Bright Biomes
Having endured some of the worst UK weather on record in the
past two years, top interior designers are helping us forget the
elements when indoors with a movement towards biomes - creating
bright, light, natural havens in our homes. Happy colours and
natural brights are an antidote to the outside gloom of grey skies
and rain. White kitchens that boast light reflecting
qualities work well for this trend, and bring the outdoors in with
wood finishes mixed in. Colour confident splashbacks can help
you accessorise a bright biome kitchen.
TREND 3. Blending
Blending is 2013's evolution of the ever-popular desire for open
plan living - not just knocking down a wall between cooking and
living areas but introducing design features that ensure social and
culinary lifestyles are truly intertwined. Built in seating and
introducing dresser style displays that were common place in dining
areas are favoured features in today's kitchen designs.
Curves in the kitchen are still a current trend. Sleek, sexy
curves offer flowing lines and can make a room feel softer
overall. A corner-free design feature is ergonomic and touchy
feely - making the kitchen much more welcoming and nicer for
family, and especially little ones, to spend time in. Taking
the corners off islands and breakfasts bars will make them stand
out as a design feature - a contemporary piece of art, that guests