Dark Cabinets are Back in Style!
White kitchens have been a long time favourite in kitchen design and work in almost any kind of kitchen style. That said we are starting to see dark cabinets making a comeback for that dramatic statement in the kitchen. Some ideas to freshen up the all-white kitchen are using different paint colour or wood panels on your island bench. Mixing up the finishes create a focus accent piece and additional pops-of-colour add personality and brighten the room for the brave of heart. The shades of choice for seem to be varying shades of blue and green. Another emerging trend making its way into the kitchen is–dark jewel tones: black, navy, emerald green and plum. Dark cabinets paired with these rich shades create a dramatic and luxe feel.
While dark kitchen cabinets can add an elegance and luxurious atmosphere, the key is to not overpower the space. Too many dark colours will make it feel small and dark. You can avoid this by choosing a lighter paint colour if you have selected dark cabinetry.
Technology has hit kitchen’s in full force and not just in the way of fancy gadgets and appliances. These days, your kitchen can have technology integrated into every function and appliance–from the taps to the fridge to the lighting. We call this a smart kitchen.
Smart kitchens are an ever evolving element of interior design. It is becoming more common for new kitchens to be built using smart technology. In an older kitchens you can add sensors, smart gadgets and other devices to your existing kitchen.
Some simple add-on options are motion sensor kitchen faucets that can sense the presence of hands underneath and turn on automatically. Refrigerators that alert you when your grocery items are running low or a coffee maker you can program to have your coffee made when you wake up. There’s also updates for your lighting– systems that allow you to control all the lights from your smartphone or tablet.
Technology integrated kitchens are becoming increasingly popular as home owners’ experiment with novel technologies. This is one of the biggest trends we are seeing going into 2019.