Kitchens are known as the ‘heart of the home’. This room is more than just a place for you to cook, it’s somewhere for you to spend time with friends and family and make new memories. So, you deserve an inviting kitchen that you love. 

Lots of homeowners don’t really know what they want in their kitchen and kitchen renovations can be made harder due to the abundance of design options out there. Understandably, you may be wondering where you should start or what sort of trends you should follow.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your new kitchen, our team is here to help. The most important room in your home should match your tastes and needs, and our team of interior designers at Ashford Kitchens & Interiors can help you to create the perfect design. We have many years of experience behind us transforming kitchens and we can’t wait to bring all of your interior design ideas to life. To give you some kitchen inspiration, below we have looked into some of the trends that are predicted to take 2023 by storm.

Scandinavian style 

The Scandinavian style has grown in popularity over the last few years and it’s expected to be one of the biggest trends of 2023. It isn’t the right choice for everyone, of course, but its simplicity and functionality offers a minimalistic approach that’s still full of character. The Scandinavian style is elegant and sophisticated, a perfect choice for a modern kitchen.

Visually, Scandinavian kitchens tend to lean towards lighter hues, especially focusing on white. This is a great colour choice as it helps to create a brighter kitchen with a spacious feel. Natural light will bounce around the room and prevent the space from feeling dull and cramped. When combined with natural timber cabinets and surfaces, these light hues help to visually expand the space. Don’t worry if you’re not a big fan of white though, there are other neutral options available that are perfect for Scandinavian kitchens.

Alongside the light colours, Scandinavian kitchens tend to also use natural materials for their furnishings. These include things like wood and metal, which are artfully used to help add texture to the kitchen. So, the space will feel welcoming, rather than flat and one-dimensional. Decorative elements couldn’t be more important as they help to create a kitchen that reflects your personality, but you don’t need to worry about the space being messy as the Scandinavian style is all about using smart storage solutions to avoid clutter. 

Vintage style

Do you love the vintage aesthetic? Would you prefer to bring this style to life in your kitchen? Then you’re in luck because the vintage style is back and thriving in both fashion and interior decoration. Vintage kitchens are such a great choice because they radiate a warmth and comfort that other styles just can’t emulate. If you’re looking for a charming kitchen, then the vintage style is definitely the right choice for you. 

When we talk about vintage kitchens, we’re not talking about designs that step straight out of the nineteen-seventies, we’re talking about a space that has been designed with nostalgia and simplicity in mind. Vintage kitchens feature design elements that turn the clock back to a time before modern minimalism. They combine the very best of past styles to make a modern, practical and homely kitchen.

Vintage kitchens tend to be more colourful than Scandinavian kitchens, harnessing pastels as well as deep colours, depending on personal preferences. They also tend to feature painted cabinets, rather than natural timber, and they will be full of personality. Indoor plants and ornaments are also a big part of the design for vintage kitchens. They add a layer of visual interest to the space and help to create a bright, happy and inviting atmosphere in the kitchen. 

Don’t be afraid to explore maximalism if you opt for the vintage style too, this is also predicted to be more popular in 2023. Filling your space with quaint details can help to spark joy when you spend time in your new kitchen. 

Rustic style

In recent years, the interior design world has very much focused on bringing sleek, gloss finishes to kitchen design. Here at Ashford Kitchens & Interiors, we’re aware that this isn’t what all of our customers want. In fact, many homeowners now want a more rustic style, one with an innocent charm and a more personalised appearance. 

The rustic kitchen is a more casual answer to minimalism. It prioritises functionality over aesthetics, ensuring the kitchen design works for day-to-day needs. For example, rustic kitchens have appliances in convenient locations on kitchen islands or worktops, making them easy to access whenever required. This style also provides you with more cupboard space for storage, so you can keep your kitchen tidy and organised, and it will still look great. 

Rustic kitchens tend to use a lot of wooden materials, harnessing the imperfections of natural timber to create a unique and interesting aesthetic. These materials provide an additional layer of texture and add character to the space. Commonly, darker shades are used in rustic kitchens too, like forest green and navy blue, and this makes them cosier than minimalist designs. If you’re not sure about this charming style and how it would look in your kitchen, then we’d be happy to help. Our team can create a design mockup for you, so you can see how it would look. 

Get in touch with our kitchen design team

Navigating a kitchen renovation can be tricky, but we’re here to help. We have spent years perfecting our service, ensuring that homeowners have everything they need, from concept to installation. You can trust our team to guide you through the renovation process, whether you have a specific idea in mind or you’d like some advice about the right look for your space. 

So, feel free to get in touch with our team today by giving us a call on 01784 245964 or 01753 642362. We would be happy to help.