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Highlighting the kitchen trends for 2024 is always a big moment for team Davonport as they will influence how we design for the coming months. Our latest blog post looks at what trends, products, colours and influences will be affecting kitchen design in 2024.
Richard, our MD, sums up where trends are heading: “Kitchens continue to the room that leads of the latest interior trends, with other rooms following suit. For 2024, we aren’t seeing revolutionary trends, but rather more subtle ideas that bring both functionality and style in equal measure.”
Here is our definite guide of what to expect over the coming 12 months.
One of the most noticeable and practical trends of 2024 is the use of oversized handles on kitchen cabinets and drawers. Oversized handles not only add a bold and modern aesthetic to the kitchen but also offer a convenient grip for opening and closing cabinet doors. These substantial handles come in various materials, from sleek metals to warm, textured woods, providing homeowners with endless possibilities to make a statement in their kitchen design.
Pot fillers have rapidly gained popularity, especially in large, luxury kitchens. These convenient fixtures are designed to fill pots and pans directly on the hob, eliminating the need to carry heavy pans from the sink. In 2024, pot fillers are making a splash in UK kitchens, combining functionality and style. They come in various finishes and styles, ensuring they seamlessly integrate into your kitchen’s design.
The concept of back kitchens is becoming more prevalent in modern UK homes. These secondary kitchens, often located behind the main kitchen, are a functional extension of the primary cooking space. They provide a discrete area for prep work, storage, and smaller appliances, keeping the main kitchen uncluttered and organised. This trend not only enhances the kitchen’s efficiency but also fosters a minimalist and clean design. It is also perfect for those of us who love to party, and the kitchen is the social hub of the home. People can mingle without getting in the way of the cooking or prep areas.
To get the best out of your back kitchen, you’ll need to make sure it features a large sink, after all it is about washing up, a fridge, cooking and prep space.
Slab backsplashes are making a big statement in 2024 kitchen design. These seamless, continuous backsplashes create a sleek and modern look. Whether it’s a marble slab or a more budget-friendly porcelain/quartz alternative, the use of a single material for both countertop and backsplash add an elegant and timeless touch to the kitchen.
Our pick would be Calacatta viola marble or viola marble for your slab splashback as the they have intricate swaths of veins in either black, deep purple or brown which make them more interesting than a plain alternative.
For those who love a touch of glamour and shine, metallic splashbacks are in vogue. Copper, brass, and stainless steel are popular choices for creating a stunning focal point in the kitchen. These reflective surfaces not only catch the eye but also bounce light around the room, making your kitchen feel more spacious and inviting. They work particularly well in smaller kitchens but look just as good in large spaces.
Floor to ceiling cabinets
Maximising storage and creating a sleek, uncluttered appearance, floor-to-ceiling cabinets are a must in 2024. This trend allows you to make the most of vertical space, offering storage for everything from kitchen essentials to small appliances. These cabinets can be customised to blend seamlessly with your kitchen’s overall design, creating a clean and unbroken aesthetic.
One of the most striking features of floor-to-ceiling cabinets is the sense of continuity they bring to a kitchen. The uninterrupted vertical lines create a clean, streamlined look that’s both modern and visually pleasing. Without the interruption of a gap between upper and lower cabinets, the space appears more cohesive and less cluttered.
Why settle for one or even two styles of seating in your kitchen when you can have multiple. As the rise of multigenerational family homes are becoming the norm, we’re seeing new trends emerge when it comes to how we configure seating within our kitchen.
While the go-to for many years has been informal breakfast-style seating at a kitchen island, along with a dining table if space allows, there is a new trend on the block.
We’re seeing more banquette seating as part of a kitchen island configuration. This style of seating provides a more comfortable socialising area than bar stools and means people can be converse easier with the chef. For 2024, it is all about curved banquette seating, rather than the harsher lines we’ve been used to in previous years.
If you are lucky enough to have the space, why not combine all three styles of seating for the ultimate take on this trend for 2024.
Warm, rich and moody colours
2024 is all about being bold with colour, even in kitchen design. We’ve had dark blues and greens, but we’ll see the emergence of reds, purples and even rich browns in our kitchens. For the brave, they will use these colours throughout the kitchen, but for those wanting to dip their toes, these rich colours offer a powerful contrast to understated neutrals.
The natural place to use contrasting colours is to paint your kitchen island a different colour. Or, for something a little different, paint your floor to ceiling cabinets and wall cabinets one colour, while your base cabinets a different shade.