Kitchens in Style: Top trends for 2024
From new colours and metals to retro and ranges, here are the top trends for 2024…
Pictured: 1909 Kitchens
Still a top choice for kitchen colour, green gives that desirable connection to nature, from olive to forest green. Says Jessica Inglis at 1909: “Rich, earthy greens were hugely popular in 2023 and we don’t see it slowing down in the new year. For a particularly eye catching look, pair this colour with white marble surfaces, sleek brass or matt black hardware and a soft backdrop.”
Willis & Stone notes that soothing pastel greens such as mint and pistachio will also be popular. Says designer Molly Chandler: “Pastel green shades have warm and inviting undertones making them a great choice for creating a calming atmosphere in what can be a busy room. These light and airy colours are also ideal for smaller kitchens, making them feel more open and spacious.”
Warmth of wood
Bringing natural wood into your kitchen can make the space feel homely. Natural oak in particular is set to become increasingly popular in our kitchens this year. Herringbone Kitchens notes that natural, stained or washed wood statement pieces such as islands, dressers or display units bring warmth and texture into the kitchen.
Layering can add interest to your kitchen, breaking up what can often be quite a functional look. You can tap into the trend just by changing your splashback, with wood or concrete effects looking particularly stunning. Change taps and handles to add interest, too, with aged brass a top metal for 2024.
The classic configuration of three pendant lights over your island has been popular for many years but switch it up this year, with variations such as cube shaped lights, or one central statement piece. Layering your lighting with various sources is also important so you can create atmosphere or have brighter light when needed. Under cabinet lighting or tucked into glass-fronted cupboards can provide an understated glow.
A colourful freestanding range is practical and stunning, and can become the focal point for your kitchen. Those with induction hobs rather than gas may provide peace of mind for safety as well as being more eco-friendly.
Bright colours, patterns and pre-loved bring a vintage feel to a kitchen. Second Nature Kitchens notes that it can breathe new life into spaces and bring a sense of joy. Add in some vintage signs and choose items that tell a story. Given that open shelves continued to be a big trend, curate a selection of ornaments to add individuality. Cupboard skirts also bring a vintage element.
Stainless steel is no longer just for professional kitchens. Surfaces company Bushboard says that stainless steel is a fast-emerging trend for 2024 thanks to David Beckham’s family kitchen, which appeared in his new documentary. The Beckham’s kitchen combines a Shaker style cabinet door and dark stone worktops with a stainless steel splashback. A huge kitchen island made of rustic wood gives the kitchen a balanced feel. If you’re working to a budget, it’s worth considering an aluminium option which offers a similar finish, Bushboard adds.