The benefits of tailor-made interior design: Kitchen trends for 2023
As the kitchen has become an integral part of home living, a new style called ‘beautility’ has emerged where aesthetics and ease-of-use are one and the same.
This is according to Glotech – an independent domestic appliance and fitted kitchen retailer based in the South East – which has shared its latest trends to hit the UK kitchen market in 2023.
Chris Reeves, Director at Glotech, commented: “More and more homeowners are appreciating the benefits of tailor-made interior design. With this in mind, I predict the kitchen living space will be defined by bespoke fitted furniture this year, in a series of signature colour palettes, tactile surfaces, quality raw materials and noteworthy fixtures and fittings.”
Other key trends highlighted by Mr Reeves include:
Industrial influence: This year’s in-demand handleless kitchens are defined by the linear appeal of the low maintenance slab door and mixed materials in surfaces, wall treatments and seating. Inspired by the nation’s enduring penchant for industrial design and integrated appliances, look out for next level concrete finish effects which add visual depth, especially when coupled with fine mosaic-style splashbacks for an iridescent effect, and statement lighting.
Island takeover: The kitchen island unit will deliver as a next-level prep station and dining area, keeping the home chef at the heart of the action. Extras such as integrated knife holders near the wet zone help ensure that food prep is quick, safe and easy. Spacious island units will be defined by the very best in durable surfaces and heavy-duty hardware as consumers invest for the long-term.
Bespoke design: The painted wood kitchen will tick all the boxes this year for personal style and embracing bolder colour choices. For example, combining navy blue fitted furniture with exposed bricks will make an impact. The latest storage solutions are enhancing custom cabinetry to complement the look and feel of a property’s ground floor, extending into laundry and utility rooms for extra storage.
Classic doors: A versatile and perennial choice for UK homes, robust Shaker styles are ideal for the busy family kitchen – instantly adding character to a new home and helping to define an open-plan space. Using different colours to separate working zones will be popular in 2023, as homeowners embrace indoor-outdoor living, hybrid working styles and staycations.