A new year, a host of new kitchen trends.

A new year, a host of new kitchen trends.

As 2015 slowly draws to a close, 2016’s key kitchen trends have already made their way onto our radar and, if you’re planning on changing your kitchen in the new year, it’s definitely worth taking note!

With each year comes a catalogue of exciting and inspiring trends that will allow you to open your door to a all manner of new colour ways, finishes, and designs.

And, when it comes to updating your kitchen, 2016 looks set to bring with it a whole host of innovative and exciting design opportunities that will allow you to truly utilise one of the most used rooms in your home. And, of course, changing your kitchen will not only improve your day-to-day living, it can also significantly increase the value of your home!

So, we’ve complied a list of some of our favourite kitchen trends that are set to be huge in 2016…

Innovative storage

For many of us, our kitchens are at the very heart of family life. And, with people cooking, socialising and congregating all day long, it’s easy for your kitchen to become messy and cluttered, particularly if everything doesn’t have its own place!

2016 is all about embracing super storage opportunities, allowing you integrate your appliances and extra storage into the design of your kitchen. From multi-use appliances built into your kitchen, to hidden cupboards and drawers, one of next season’s key trends is concealing your everyday appliances, utensils and other kitchen necessities in a bid to optimise space. So you can rest assured that over spilling cupboards will definitely be a thing of the past!

Embrace open plan living

As a natural hub of activity, an open plan kitchen provides the perfect centralised setting in which to accommodate a both social and culinary activity.

The increase in space and extra level of flexibility makes an open plan kitchen a great option for larger families or those who enjoy entertaining. The opportunities are endless too – think about integrating features such as islands and breakfast bars.

Country living

Another kitchen trend set to take 2016 by storm is the country kitchen. With its vintage appeal and nod to traditional design, this endearing trend paves the way for rich mahogany and walnut woods alongside a colour palette that boasts a catalogue of soft pastel shades including pale lemons and duck egg blues. We love it!


A high gloss kitchen can instantly inject contemporary design into your home and, next season, this trend is set to be bigger than ever before.

Embracing a catalogue of appealing futuristic plastics, this simple yet high impact trend will introduce your kitchen to the future…and it’s a good place to be.

When it comes to exploring this trend further, you can expect to find an exciting colour palette. From deep berry tones, to crisp white, cherry reds and limes, the possibilities are truly endless.

The only downside – high gloss finishes tend to be prone to messy fingerprints, so will need to be cleaned far more than other finishes.

Here at Kenneth Installations, we pride ourselves on offering a world-class kitchen installation service, helping you to design and create a kitchen that meets your exact requirements.