We all know a kitchen remodel means major expense. But there’s no need to put up with a tired kitchen if you don’t have the time or budget for a complete overhaul.
In fact, there are simple ways to transform your kitchen for a fraction of the cost. Follow these tips to update your kitchen for a modern, luxury look.
1. Give your cabinets a facelift
Cabinets are easy to modernise without having to replace them: simply give them a new lick of paint. Use a specialist kitchen paint and the colour will stay vibrant over time. Coordinate with new drawer pulls and handles, available at minimal cost from any home décor store.
Evoking a relaxed and fresh atmosphere, botanical décor has become popular in recent months and the trend’s set to stay for 2019.
Velvet’s enjoying a huge revival in 2019. In fact it’s currently the most searched for fabric. Once seen as old-fashioned and stuffy, velvet’s now available in a range of vibrant colours and patterns to suit any taste. Velvet’s taking centre stage in the recent trend for retro interiors with a modern twist. But it’s also versatile enough to add a touch of glamour to any décor style.
Spiced honey, Dulux colour of the year
This season we’re loving Spiced Honey, the new Colour of the Year from Dulux. Warm, rich and welcoming, this colour represents a mood of positivity for 2019 after a period of uncertainty and change. Dulux have announced their theme for 2019 is ‘Let in the Light’, with a focus on optimism and embracing new ideas. And with its sunny tones, we think Spiced Honey is the perfect choice to brighten any home.
Spiced Honey is a versatile colour. It can be energising or restful, depending on the other shades it’s paired with. Dulux UK’s Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford says: “its rich caramel tones visually turn up the thermostat a few degrees and so it’s perfect for creating a relaxed, cosy atmosphere in places where we like to think, dream, love and act.”
How to introduce Spiced Honey into your home
Let in the light
With the growing trend for vibrant colours and geometric shapes, tiles are more popular than ever. Practical and versatile, tiles will stand the test of time in damp or high-traffic areas. They’re an ideal way to protect your home and give a room the wow factor at the same time. Here are some exciting ways to decorate with tile:
1. Get creative with unusual shapes
You don’t have to settle for conventional square or rectangular tiles. There’s now a wide range of unusual shapes to choose from, from honeycombs to triangles. For a soft, feminine effect, decorate with fishscale tiles. Otto Tiles and Design has a great range of fishscale tiles in rich greens, pastel pinks and even glamorous copper.
Alongside the popularity of Scandi inspired interiors, pared-down décor and subtle neutral hues were the go-to style of previous years. But there’s a new trend emerging.
In 2019 interiors are becoming more bold, with rich, saturated hues, bright pastels and warm earth tones. Read on for the key shades of Spring and Summer 2019, and get ready to transform your home with the latest exciting colours:Smoky blueBlue is being touted as the new grey for 2019, and sophisticated smoky blue shades are especially popular. More upbeat than navy and more mellow than indigo, smoky blues are inspired by shades of washed denim and have grey undertones.
That means they’re easy on the eye and promote a refreshing but relaxed atmosphere.
How to use the colour in your home
For a serene living area, smoky blues work well as an accent to complement a pastel blue backdrop. Or team with white to create a crisp, nautical inspired space. Smoky blues are perfect for a peaceful bedroom, and the modern colour is an ideal choice for kitchen cabinets and islands.