Kitchen Trends

NEW EARTH COLLECTION COLOURS FROM RANGEMASTER

Elise

I do love a new colour palette, so when Rangemaster announced it was introducing three new colourways to many of its range cooker models, I couldn’t wait to see what was in store. The brand-new Earth collection is inspired by the natural world and is designed to bring a feeling of the outside, in. A blurring of boundaries between inside and out if you will; and a trend that has become ever-more popular with interiors of late, as homeowners seek to give their spaces a sense of peace, tranquility and well-being.

OPEN-PLAN KITCHENS

Nexus SE

The way we use our homes has changed dramatically over the last year. As more of us work from home while possibly also juggling the needs of home schooling the children, our kitchens have had to become multifunctional spaces that provide a space for many different activities. As well as preparing and cooking food, eating, relaxing and entertaining (when permitted), kitchens now also need to be places of quiet, concentration and creativity for home workers as well as children and their online virtual learning.

Energy labels are changing

Energy label changes

Whether you’re planning a whole new kitchen or simply updating the heart of your home, it’s always an exciting time to choose new appliances, especially with so many sizes and options available. Before you start selecting your must-have tools, you need to know about an important change to energy labels and ratings that will help you choose the perfect set-up for your new kitchen.

The Great British Bake Off is back

Bake off

It couldn’t have come at a better time. As the country reels from its first lockdown and heads towards a winter of uncertainty, what we all need right now is a virtual hug from The Great British Bake Off team. Thank goodness Channel 4 saw a way to make it happen, despite the current circumstances, as the show’s production staff, cast, crew and contestants all lived in a self-contained bubble for six weeks over the summer in order to film safely.

Green kitchens lead the trend for colourful interiors

Classic Deluxe

Spending more time at home lately has created a renewed interest in making sure our homes are as warm, welcoming, comforting and cosy as can be. Our interiors are our sanctuary; a space where we can relax and indulge our passions for pastimes perhaps long forgotten such as baking, crafting, exercising, reading and going back to a simpler age where we enjoy and appreciate the little things in life.

Choosing the perfect hob

Eclipse

When it comes to kitting out the kitchen with new appliances, one of the hardest working is the humble hob. If you’re not replacing or renewing a range cooker with hob top, a separate built-in hob is the perfect solution to creating a streamlined look packed with practical features.

PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR

Apollo

Every year, Pantone announces its Colour of the Year and while some have seen unusual choices and tricky shades to work with, 2020 is all about Classic Blue. A fantastic hue for all rooms of the home but especially good for kitchens, it’s a tone that works wonderfully in both classic and contemporary designs. Pantone says that its 19-4052 Classic Blue instils calm, confidence and connection and is an enduring blue hue that highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build, as we cross the threshold into a new era.