Patterns in the kitchen

Make a kitchen style statement with patterns & prints

It’s time your kitchen reflected the real you.

Functionality is key when it comes to designing one of the most practical rooms in the house, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego incorporating your own personal style into your new kitchen.

Interior design pioneers are rejecting the long-held tradition of neutral colour schemes and embracing the use of pattern to lend a sense of personality to the kitchen. So if you’re tempted to join them, here are four different ways to incorporate prints and patterns into your kitchen.

Cabinets with charisma

If you want your kitchen to feel truly unique, then accent cabinets like the chevron grey are the perfect choice. These stand-out styles work best when applied to a smaller section of the kitchen, to complement a more muted backing shade. For example a chevron grey kitchen island would create a stunning focal point against a backdrop of fresh white, cool blue or pale grey kitchen cabinets.

Treading the tiles

Flooring is an easy way to introduce a hint of pattern into the kitchen without making a smaller room feel too busy and cluttered. Tiling allows you the freedom to experiment with different combinations of colour tones and tile sizes to create a one-of-a-kind print, while laminate is a cost-effective and practical alternative to achieving a patterned tile effect.

Textiles and texture

Take the subtle approach to including prints within your new kitchen by selecting a single motif for several different textiles or soft furnishings within the room. By matching floral cushion covers and curtains or pairing a geometric rug with a statement lampshade in the same graphic print, you’ll create a cohesive look that’s full of character.

All in the detail

Not ready to replace your current kitchen just yet? That doesn’t mean you can’t still embrace the patterned kitchens trend. From framing quirky geometric prints on the kitchen wall to displaying patterned crockery on open shelving, there are a whole host of ways to introduce individuality into the room through smaller decorative details.

Category: Trends