Is it just us, or is this year flying by? Already, the nights are drawing in, the weather’s turning, and the leaves are falling from the trees. Autumn is officially here, and with it comes the desire to refresh our kitchens for a new season. So without further ado, here are some of the design trends the Palazzo team are loving for autumn and winter 2021.
Our kitchens have worked harder over the past 18 months than ever before, becoming the most flexible and multi-functional room in the house. To that end, dining islands are becoming increasingly sought after. This is where the kitchen island features an adjoining dining table – meaning you get the storage benefits of an island, but with the addition of integrated seating. The island in Aga and Paul’s modern kitchen includes a striking, angled dining table, which can act as a casual dining area or as extra worktop space when needed.
Image of Aga & Paul’s kitchen
Dining islands provide the perfect spot to work from home, in close proximity to the coffee machine! They’re also ideal for entertaining, allowing you to cook and socialise simultaneously.
Hot water on demand
As the mornings get chillier, we crave cosiness and convenience in the kitchen. Boiling water taps are always popular in our designs, but especially so at this time of year. The Quooker Flex tap, as seen in Colin and Donna’s kitchen, is one of our favourites. This tap is equipped with a flexible pull-out hose for hot, cold, and filtered cold water – making it easy to clean any spot in the sink. It’s also worth noting that it cannot dispense boiling water when the hose is extended, so it’s completely safe to use.
Image of Colin & Donna’s kitchen
Available in stainless steel, polished chrome, black, gold and painted brass, the Quooker Flex will suit any style of kitchen. We highly recommend this product features on your design wish list, as feedback from our clients often suggests that they don’t know how they lived without it!
Homeowners are no longer playing it safe when it comes to surfaces and splashbacks – and we couldn’t be more on board with this trend! Now, people are wanting to make a serious statement; whether that’s through elegant waterfall islands or striking worktop-to-ceiling splashbacks – just like in Jane and Nick’s unique handcrafted kitchen.
Image of Jane & Nick’s kitchen
The splashback and worktop surfaces showcase a vibrant pattern of white, gold, and copper veins that ripple through an intense dark background. This adds energy and visual interest to the space, whilst neatly tying all areas of the kitchen together.
Dark and dramatic palettes
Neutral kitchens will never go out of style; this year, white and grey cabinetry has continued to be as popular as ever among our client base. We are, however, noticing a growing consumer desire for dark and dramatic colour schemes – of which Chris and Paige’s all-black kitchen is a classic example. Built using the streamlined Pronorm X-line, the design is detailed with black powder-coated handle-rails, black fittings, and smoked black glass on the units above the ovens – with key features accentuated using spotlight LEDs. Sleek, stunning, and entirely one of a kind.
Image of Chris & Paige’s kitchen
For those wanting to experiment with bolder colours, but without going all in, a two-toned kitchen is a stylish compromise. This trend combines two colours in the kitchen cabinetry – a base shade and a pop of colour – which can change the whole feel of a room.
Image of the Palazzo showroom
The example above is from our recently refurbished Uddingston showroom – so if you like what you see, why not book a showroom appointment and pop in for a visit?
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