If you’re about to refresh or replace your kitchen and want to future-proof it’s look for at least a decade listen up as these are The Open Plan’s interior design predictions.
Opt for a terracotta floor, which comes in many colours and shapes. Whether you go for reclaimed or new it’s a welcome addition to a kitchen as it adds texture and warms a room, especially when you stick under-floor heating under it *cheat.
Yes it’s a little porous but spills just add to the patina so it’s easy to maintain (“yeah it’s supposed to look like that, it’s called a patina”). Or just cover it in invisible ‘Stain-Stop’ – easy. Team with natural wood or painted cupboards and furniture for the Urban–Country look.
Expensive Looking Metals
Get rid of those 90s brushed/satin/chrome handles and replace with a classier alloy. “New Crafts” my name for the art of taking a classic and/or natural material and giving it a contemporary spin is choosing Brass and copper as the main contenders although black iron in a minimalist style will also create the "expensive look for not a lot of money" look. Utilise these materials on cupboards, in accessories or as back splashes, along with terracotta for a harmonious and calm space especially when matched with…
I’m predicting lots of natural woods being used in kitchens from pale white-oiled Oak to Scandinavian soft woods and even redwoods. See my Favourite kitchen article for more info
This is a very inexpensive way to make an impact on a tiled space. It is reminiscent of the 80s at times and playful without being too bold. Add a third colour to your scheme in between your tiles. Purchase at most trade decorating supplies or DIY stores.
Black and White Gingham
My favourite pattern for a finishing touch to your kitchen. It’s classic and contemporary and chic and casual all-in-one. Recently spotted in ‘Geales’ Chelsea Green, London as table linen and napkins – effortlessly stylish.
Love these Mexican tiles from Milagros, London. They will make a fantastic tiled worktop which is another trend I am expecting to appear again or as a regular backsplash
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