Top Kitchen Design Trends For 2018

Out with the old and in with the new! Whether you’re renovating your existing kitchen, or building your dream kitchen from scratch, there’s nothing like the promise of the new year to get you motivated. Check out the top kitchen trends for 2018 to find out how you can update your kitchen to get the latest looks for less.

A Rock And A Hard Place..

Stone, concrete and quartz counter tops continue to be a popular choice for renovators this year, providing a durable, stylish and affordable finish. Their unique patterns and neutral tones offer a modern and less expensive alternative to traditional marble, and allow home owners to accessorise with bold cabinetry and fixtures.

Mount Gravatt East Kitchen renovation - Kitchen Connection

Caesarstone Raw Concrete. Photo Credit: Kitchen Connection


Tactile timber looks will continue to be popular in 2018.  Admired for its rough and ready appeal, raw look timber brings a natural element into the kitchen and can be easily matched with a number of colour schemes and styles.

Get the look: Laminex Cabinet Finish in Rural Oak 

Welcome To The Dark Side

While white cabinetry will stand the test of time, darker colours, grain and accents are a key emerging trend for this year.  Not only do darker tones give a dramatic edge to a space but they also offer a practical modern design touch to any space.

Dark Cabinetry and Island: Photo Credit Kitchen Connection


Accent tapware and handles: Photo Credit Kitchen Connection

Smart Storage

Good storage never goes out of style, it just gets smarter! Find a better way to use your space with innovative storage solutions throughout your kitchen to prevent clutter, and improve usability.

Get the look using Blum Storage Solutions

Clever Kitchens

Break away from the traditional set of white appliances and opt for a fresh, more intuitive range of kitchen tech. Commercial style appliances with features like self-cleaning, and temperature monitoring make for easy home cooking and experimenting.

Westinghouse appliances. Photo Credit: Kitchen Connection

Feeling inspired? Make your dreams of a new kitchen in 2018 a reality!  Book a free kitchen design appointment here.

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