Top Kitchen Trends of 2024
We’ve scoured the internet to find you the very best kitchen trends of 2024. From earthy tones and textured tiles, to retro inspired spaces and high gloss finishes, there’s something for every taste in 2024’s top kitchen trends. At Fohen we’re always at the forefront of innovation and design, so you’ll be pleased to know that we have a beautiful kitchen tap to complement any kitchen design that takes your fancy.
Read on for the lowdown of popular kitchen design trends and what to look out for this year.
Kitchen Colour Trends for 2024
Whether you want to express yourself with colour or prefer an understated style, the kitchen colour palette of 2024 has something for everyone. From bold retro inspired shades to fresh greens, statement blues, daringly dark tones, and classic whites, whatever your style, you can stay on trend while reflecting your true personality.
We have searched the length and breadth of the internet to find you all the trending kitchen colours of 2024, so you don't have to. Let’s dive in and discover what colours are coming to the fore this year.
Return of the Retro Colour Palette
According to Homes and Gardens, 1970s inspired colours will be making their way back into the heart of homes across the land. But fear not, they aren’t suggesting the return of the dreaded wooden panelling too! The expectation here is that kitchen design trends will be aimed at creating spacious kitchen designs that exude a warm and inviting, social feel, and give a nod to the 70s through a mix of warmer tones juxtaposed against natural colours, funky textures and modern finishes.
Expect to see a shift towards natural, earthy tones for a cosy, warm and inviting feel. Magnet predict warm browns, terracotta tones and olive greens will be popular this year, and Farrow & Ball’s predictions of top colours for the year revolve around reassuring rich clay tones like Jitney and Stirabout, with contrasting Tanners Brown on trims such door frames to offset the look and create a more spacious feel.
Dulux are also predicting that warm earthy tones will be a hit this year. Their Sweet Embrace colour palette is a mix of complementary colours from warm greys and clays to burnt orange, soft earthy pinks, and delicate truffle tones.
Add a Splash of Vibrant Colour
If you prefer something a little more colourful, take a look at the Paint and Paper Library’s paint colours for 2024. Colour palettes reflect the natural earthy shades already mentioned, but if that’s not your cup of tea, you’ll find inspiration in their carefully curated collection of vibrant greens, rich chocolate browns, pink and peachy hues, and wonderful shades of blue.
For those that prefer an unstated, more neutral look, white kitchens are making a comeback too. Chic and timeless, white kitchens don’t have to be boring or clinical. White cabinetry teamed with natural wood grain, textured tiles, and contrasting statement flooring and countertops, oozes style and sophistication. Add a touch of elegance and interest with metallic hardware to complete the look.
Colour blocking is another trend making momentum right now. Perfect for open plan spaces, clever use of bold colours can visually divide and define your space. Dare to be dramatic with a black backdrop set off with warm metallics and woody tones for a refined contemporary look. To add vibrancy and personality, why not embrace this year’s go-to shades like pistachio green, earthy orange, burgundies, ocean blues, teals and mellow yellows to inject a pop of colour and character into your space.
Layer Your Space with Texture
Textures are a prominent aspect of this year’s trending kitchen designs according to Ideal Home. From textured tiles, wood grains, veined marble kitchen islands and work surfaces, to antiqued metallic hardware and faucets, different textures can completely transform your space. Here are just a few ideas of how you can layer your space:
- Wood: Wood offers endless opportunities to enhance your space and bring the outside in. From natural wood kitchen cabinets with a Scandi twist, to wood flooring, and even wood effect tiles, wood is great for adding a rustic feel to infuse your space with warmth and style.
- Textured kitchen tiles: Tiles can truly add a new dimension to your kitchen and textured tiles are perfect for injecting flair into any kitchen design. The beauty of tiling is that you can use it to complement or contrast different surfaces to the effect you desire. Be bold with retro inspired designs or opt for glossy white 3D effect tiles to incorporate an understated textured feel to neutral décor.
- Rugs and Runners: Rugs are perfect for adding a layer of warmth underfoot. Even the most sophisticated, minimalist kitchen design can benefit from a stylish rug to add comfort and cosiness for a more inviting appeal.
- Reeded glass: Say goodbye to mottled and frosted glass and say hello to the subtle, stylish lines of reeded glazing (also known as fluted glass). It’s been around for some time, but this year, you’ll notice this stylish glass making a comeback. Ideal for higher level cabinetry, it hides your wares while adding style to your space. Alternatively you can incorporate this textured look into your internal glazing to allow light to travel through your home without compromising privacy.
- Splashbacks: Ideal for adding contrasting colour and texture, splashbacks provide endless opportunities to introduce personality to your space. Stone slab splashbacks are popular right now and with a choice of options from marble, granite and quartz, you’ll find an abundance of choice from Italian Carrara marble to sparkling galaxy granite, rustic sandstone and monochrome slate. Alternatively, opt for glossy glass or add a metallic sheen with brass, aluminium or stainless steel.
High Gloss Surfaces (Just a little, we promise!)
High gloss is making a comeback too, but not in the garish way you might imagine. You don’t need to worry that all gloss kitchens have come full circle, but love it or hate it, gloss has an undeniable appeal in small doses.
The shiny surface of gloss is ideal for manipulating the lighting in your space. When juxtaposed against matte or textured surfaces, gloss can add a new dimension of light and texture to elevate your kitchen design.
Get Creative with Hardware
Whether you want to achieve a minimalist look or make a statement, kitchen hardware can have a huge impact on your kitchen design. This year, expect to see retro inspired, antiqued bronze, and spherical bobbin style hardware that fuses vintage styling with a contemporary twist.
If a minimal look is more your style and you prefer the handless look, this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the beauty of kitchen hardware. Incorporating metallic recesses into your handless doors and drawers will add a shimmer of colour to subtly accentuate lines for a graceful and modest charm.
Create a Social Hub in the Home
This year sees a lean towards creating kitchens that have a focus on bridging the gap between functionality and sociable spaces. Kitchen designs are adapted to foster a harmonious blend of social interaction and practical design elements that cater to the diverse needs of modern households. Embellished with soft furnishings, art and unique homewares, your kitchen will become an inviting, cosy space to relax with friends and family.
‘Back kitchen’ is a phrase you’re likely to hear a lot this year. As designers and homeowners focus on creating social spaces that blur the lines between function and informality, back kitchens (a type of scullery or second kitchen), are gaining in popularity.
These multifunctional spaces offer several benefits for those that have the space to adopt this idea into their homes. They provide excellent storage space so you can hide away groceries and cookware to keep your main kitchen clutter free. They also contain a food prep area allowing for mess containment, and can also double up as a utility room to house laundry appliances and white goods so you can maximise floor space in the main kitchen area for a more spacious and open feel.
Freestanding Kitchen Furniture
Although it is unlikely that fitted kitchens will ever fall out of fashion, Living Etc predicts that 2024 is likely to see a return to free standing kitchen furniture to complement existing cabinetry. Think dressers, shelving, and baker’s tables to add versatile storage and functionality without having to rip out the kitchen and start again.
Freestanding kitchen furniture provides the ultimate flexibility in terms of layout. If you fancy a change, you can rearrange pieces for a fresh new look. Not only this but individual pieces of furniture allow you to get more creative with textures and materials to showcase your personality and style.
Another advantage is that freestanding furniture is accessible to all budgets and the absence of installation costs can make choosing this versatile way of furnishing your kitchen a money saving option too!
Kitchen taps are another great way to complement your space with colour, texture and personality. Whatever kitchen design inspires you, you’re certain to find your perfect match at Fohen. Featuring an extensive range of taps to suit any interior design, we have something to suit any taste.
With 10 colour options to choose from including antiqued style metallics in gold or unfinished brass, to chrome, black, gunmetal grey, and even bright satin pink, you can inject some flair into your overall aesthetic.
As well as adding style, our range of taps are designed to elevate convenience for a modern lifestyle. Whether you simply need boiling hot water on demand or desire chilled and sparkling too, explore our tap collection to find your perfect solution for all your hydration needs.