AW16 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends
Within the design industry, September is the month for looking at trends. With London Design Festival, Decorex, London Fashion Week among others all based around next seasons trends, it is a great time to re-look at what’s coming up this season. Here are our top trends for Autumn Winter 16.
Brassware is Back
Golds, coppers and brass have been a big hit in interiors for the past couple of years and it is now making its way into kitchens and bathrooms too. Once dominated by chrome and nickel, everything from shower heads to kitchen taps are being replaced by this warmer metal. Brass is often seen as a metal used for more traditional kitchens and bathrooms but it adds a beautiful twist to a contemporary scheme too.
The richness of brass is perfect for warming up a white marble scheme in a bathroom or to add style and substance to a kitchen.
Mix with Metallics
Similarly, metallic finishes are still key. Although, this time a pared back approach has become more popular, with brushed metal and satin finishes taking over from the gleaming, shiny metallic surfaces of last year. Here the tarnished metallic splash back, matt worktops and satin finish cabinetry come together to create a softer finish that would be at home in both a traditional or contemporary setting. Similar tiles can also create a stunning feature wall in a bathroom.
Alongside all these metallic’s, a block dark colour will really show off the finish. Colours such as navy blue or charcoal grey, as used in this recent project above, create a cosy atmosphere, perfect for a dark winter’s evening. In bathrooms a deep blue or teal will work well, particularly when paired with grey and white tiles to create a calming Mediterranean feel.