Check out the hottest kitchen trends for 2023 with our essential guide. From timeless classics to exciting new styles, we've got you covered.
As we reflect on the kitchens we've designed over the past year, it's clear that certain trends have stood the test of time. But we're also excited to see some fresh, inspiring trends emerging in 2023! To help you stay up-to-date, we've put together our top 10 kitchen trends for 2023.
Our hottest kitchen trends for 2023
Sociable living spaces
Sage green kitchens
Brass kitchen handles
Quartz & marble worktops
1. Sociable Living Spaces
Kitchens have become more than just a place to cook food, They've become the heart of the home, where the whole family can hang out and socialise.
That's why adding a kitchen island or breakfast bar can be such a great idea. Not only do they provide extra space for gatherings, but they can also make your kitchen feel even more welcoming and inviting. Plus, it seems like more and more people are looking to upgrade their kitchens – searches for large kitchens on Google have increased by 23% in the past year!
We've had the pleasure of designing and installing many large kitchen projects. Here are three of our favourites.
We are all in love with this elegant country kitchen with it's blue kitchen island. It makes a stunning centerpiece and ties the whole living space together.
This kitchen is all about socializing and having a good time. We loved working with our clients to create this fun kitchen space. It’s a fun open-plan living space that blends minimalist design with characterful features.
This breath-taking gloss white kitchen is designed to complement the renovated style of this traditional Methodist Chapel. It provides a sleek minimalist look to the kitchen space that provides plenty of space to entertain the whole family.
2. Sage Green Kitchens
It looks like sage green kitchen cabinets are going to be a hot trend in 2023. Searches in Google for “sage green kitchen cabinets” are up 51% year-on-year.
Sage green is a lovely, muted shade that adds a touch of warmth and sophistication to any kitchen. It pairs well with a variety of other colors, such as white, wood tones, and even black. Plus, it's a versatile hue that can work in both traditional and modern kitchen styles.
Overall, the key is to find a balance and choose accents that complement your sage green cabinets without overwhelming them. Experiment with different color combinations to see what works best for your space. Explore our top sage green kitchen ideas blog to find out more.
3. Blue Cabinets
We predict that colourful cabinets will continue to be popular in 2023. Particularly blues and greens. These work exceptionally well in two-tone colour schemes when paired with quartz worktops and stone flooring.
Blue kitchens are the most searched colour on Google with almost four times as many searches as any other colour. Many of our clients request blue cabinets and it’s a popular choice for two tone colour schemes. We don’t see this trend slowing down in 2023.
Check out our Navy blue kitchen ideas blog post and discover some exciting blue colours schemes for your new kitchen.
With over 262,000 searches on Google every month, kitchens islands are more popular than ever. They are one of the most popular design requests from our clients are follow the previous trends
They are the perfect way to create two-tone kitchen colour schemes and blue is a popular colour choice. We are often seeing islands with quartz or marble worktops.
Butcher block islands have also seen a 43% increase in Google searches year-on-year and we are seeing those incorporated on some of the larger kitchen islands we have designed. Particularly with our handmade Williams & Sons range.
Brass kitchen handles are set to be a popular design trend in the coming year, and it's easy to see why. Brass adds a touch of warmth and sophistication to any kitchen, and can make a statement when paired with the right cabinets. Sage green, navy blue and white cabinets all work well with brass fixtures.
Google searches are up 23% year-on-year and we’ve seen brass handles used in many of our kitchen projects.
We absolutely love designing kitchens in older properties with original features like exposed wooden beams or stone walls.
Wooden doors, ceiling beams, and worktops can add warmth, texture, and character to your kitchen. These elements can also bring a sense of history and authenticity to your space, particularly if you have an older period property.
Incorporating wooden elements can be a great way to add interest and visual appeal to your kitchen, especially if you have a more minimalist or modern design. You can also mix and match different wood tones to create a cohesive and stylish look.
7. Metallic Elements
Metallic features are also on-trend with copper and gold proving particularly popular. These can add a touch of class to handles, taps and matching accessories.
If you're looking to add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your kitchen in 2023, consider incorporating metallic features. Copper and gold are both popular choices that can add a luxurious and stylish touch to your space.
8. Clever Storage Spaces
If you're looking to update your kitchen in 2023, it looks like you'll want to focus on maximizing space and organization. Drawers, boxes, spice racks, and baskets are all great options for adding extra storage and organization to your kitchen. These elements can be incorporated in a variety of ways, such as through pull-out pantries, built-in spice racks, and under-shelf baskets.
Incorporating these design elements not only helps you keep your kitchen clutter-free, but it can also make it easier to access and use the items you need on a daily basis. Plus, these elements can add a touch of style and character to your kitchen, making it a functional and visually appealing space.
9. Marble & Quartz Worktops
Marble’s natural and unique nature works for both traditional and contemporary kitchens. Marble can vary widely in colour and pattern so it can be tailored to fit any kitchen design you want and this is why it’s on trend for 2023.
Quartz is also known for its versatility and ability to work in both traditional and modern kitchen styles. It's also a durable and low-maintenance option that can be used for countertops, splashbacks, and more.
Interesting lighting fixtures can add character and charm to a kitchen. Thinking about how you light your kitchen space is incredibly important. Lighting is becoming a key aspect of the kitchen design process, and it can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of a kitchen.
It’s about thinking beyond spotlights and typical ceiling lights. Large pendants or industrial-style statement lights are now becoming a hot kitchen trend. For more inspiration, check out the gorgeous lights over at The Soho Lighting Company.
We are seeing a lot more focus on pendant and statement lights, especially over kitchen islands. Industrial lighting pendants, when paired with matching cookware or exposed brickwork or natural woods all offer unique character than can help you achieve a more industrial vibe in your kitchen.
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