As we enter into 2023, many of us are thinking of ways to spruce up and reinvigorate our homes for the New Year. The kitchen, as the heart of the home, is often one of the most popular rooms for redecorating and refurbishing. Like any other room in the house, certain design elements come in and out of favour, so it’s important to know what’s in fashion and what isn’t.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular design trends for kitchens in 2023, to give you the inspiration you need to give your kitchen a fresh new look:

Social kitchens

Many of us had to cut back on socialising, even in our own homes, over the last few years. Now that things are back to some semblance of normality, many want to ensure their kitchen reflects that. Social kitchen are warm and welcoming, with plenty of space to stand (or sit) and chat in a relaxed atmosphere. We’re talking curved and rounded table tops or kitchen islands that double as dining spaces, warm lighting, plenty of open space, and playful use of colour.

Handleless kitchen doors and drawers

Fed up of catching belt loops, pockets and long sleeves on your kitchen cupboard handles? With handleless doors, you reduce the risk of accidentally ensnaring yourself, as well as giving your kitchen a sleek and minimalist look. Our range of handleless kitchen doors and drawers are available in a range of colours and finishes to suit any kitchen.

Hand-painted kitchens

Playing with colour is going to be all the rage in 2023 and there’s no better way to go about it than with hand-painted kitchens. Whether you want to add colour to your walls, ceiling, or your kitchen units, it’s a great opportunity to experiment with shades. Our hand-painted cupboard doors give you that beautiful finish, without having to deal with the hard work yourself and can be custom painted to match any colour offered by the leading paint brands.

Natural wood tones

Of course, some people prefer natural wood tones for their kitchen, rather than painted surface. The use of natural materials has been en vogue for the last few years and shows no signs of stopping as we enter 2023. We stock oak doors in a variety of styles, including the Cambridge oak real wood cupboard doors in a shaker style and Val natural kendal oak cupboard doors in a slab style, so you can easily incorporate natural wood into your existing kitchen aesthetic.

Hidden pantries and appliances

With many modern homes, space is at a premium, so it’s hardly surprising so many of our customers like to turn their kitchens into multi-purpose kitchen/dining rooms. One of the most effective ways to do this is with hidden pantries and appliances.

There are several internal mechanisms you can fit to your kitchen cupboards and cabinets for pantries, utensil holders, plate racks, towel holders, and so much more, all of which slide away when not in use, as if they were never there.

White, blue, green, and dusky pink kitchens

Colour schemes go in and out of fashion, and 2023 looks set to embrace more earthy and warm, feel good tones.

The ever popular white kitchen remains on trend with a slight twist – instead of opting for clinical looking brilliant whites, choose warmer shades of white for your kitchen doors such as Oxford painted shaker ivory or Oakgrain 5 piece shaker cream

If you want to dive into more nature-inspired colours, opting for fir green Cartmel kitchen doors or Cartmel Indigo Blue 5-Piece Shaker can create a striking backdrop.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a playful, yet calming colour scheme to create a focal-point in your kitchen, you can’t go wrong with dusky pink tones.

All these shades work well with the social kitchens described above, giving feelings of warmth and comfort.

Mixed Metallics

While seemingly at odds with the current passion for natural materials and wooden tones, metallic kitchen surfaces and accessories will remain popular in 2023. Some may wish to make a statement with magma steel kitchen doors for example, while others might be happy with metal door handles, appliances, and metallic edging for their worksurfaces.

In previous years, sticking to a single metal meant you could create a uniform design. In 2023, there are no rules and you can mix and match different metal colours for a contrasting style.

Select a primary metal that matches the overall design of your kitchen and then select a secondary metal as an accent. Popular combinations include mixing silver tones such as chrome, stainless steel, nickel, and pewter with gold tones like brass and bronze.

In you choose blush pink for your kitchen, opting for copper and rose gold as a primary metal colour can provide a luxurious aesthetic when combined with either silver or gold tones. 

Whichever you choose, the glint of light off metal can create a stunning effect in any kitchen.

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