Kitchens are typically one of the most expensive rooms to furnish. But given how much time we spend in them, it’s well worth the investment to get the design right. That’s why so many people choose to use professional kitchen designers, manufacturers and installers. For retailers, having kitchen finance options makes their designs more affordable and desirable to customers.
So, if your customers are planning on investing in a new kitchen then they need to know the trends for 2015…
Traditional carpentry & cabinets
Natural wood and furniture-style cabinetry will be popular and that includes using wood panelling to create detailing on the units. It’s predicted that there will be a move away from sleek and shiny kitchens in favour of creating kitchens that feel more homely. Shaker-style cabinet doors are likely to see a resurgence in popularity, but combined with contemporary stainless steel and marble.
Create a sense of space
An open plan design with fewer wall cabinets is the way to create a kitchen with a greater sense of space. Open shelving is also becoming popular and make kitchens feel lived-in; it’s also a very functional and easy way to display kitchenware. Installing a kitchen island will also help create a more social space for families.
Add colour, texture & metallic detailing
Tiles tend to be the source of colour and detailing within kitchens, but wallpaper is going to make a comeback in a big way. It’s an easy way to add texture, colour and create visual impact, and can be used to complement cabinets and add contrast.
Chrome and stainless steel have been popular choices in kitchens for many years, but warmer metals are now growing in popularity – so customers will be looking to add a little bit of bling with gold, copper or bronze finishes on taps, sinks and handles.
Bold & bright hues of colour are making a comeback
After years of all-white kitchens or monochrome colour schemes, colour has come back in fashion. Rich natural tones, such as mustard, deep scarlet, and royal blues are replacing white and creams. And if you’re feeling brave then black cabinets will be on trend for 2015.
But if customers are not brave enough to invest in bold coloured cabinets, appliances or tiles then painting an accent wall is a good alternative. Art deco and art nouveau patterns will be quite popular in the year ahead; and Moroccan-style tiles will popular as backsplashes.
So in summary, open, airy spaces that make use of natural materials and colour tones is the prediction for kitchen designs in 2015. But whatever your customers want, we’re sure there’s a finance option available that will help make their dream design an affordable reality.
To find out more about how you can offer interest free, buy now pay later or low rate finance to your customers, call CCS on 0845 120 6666 today…