From contemporary urban apartments to country-style retreats, any kitchen can carry the latest up and coming trend for bold, beautiful colours.

Adding interest, creating a focal point or used as a contrast to of-the-moment materials, a bold colour palette can be introduced as the perfect accent in any setting.

Helping homeowners make the most of a colour movement that will be hot news in 2018, Masterclass Kitchens has just introduced a vibrant new colour palette, with several bold shades to choose from. From the sophisticated, deep tones of Oxford Blue and Mulberry to the brighter hues of Terracotta Sunset and Claret, each colour is brave and bold.

Even the hand rails in their H-Line collection are awash with colour, painted in the same vibrant shades for a completely streamlined and high-end finish throughout the room.

Kitchen trends are always evolving as Gerald Jones, managing director at Masterclass Kitchens explains: “Just when you thought kitchens would stay neutral for good, colour is making a comeback with 2018 set to be bold and beautiful. While the trend for grey lives on, this year’s must have colours provide the perfect accent, giving the space a sense of character and drawing the eye to a particular feature. Any colour from pink to green will be seen in the kitchen next year, combining with grey, white and natural finishes for an individual look.

“Kitchen trends are seeing a shift away from high gloss towards textured matt surfaces, bringing warmth and interest to the kitchen, the mixing and matching of different textures and styles is now a popular option.

“The popularity of TV shows such as The Great British Bake Off has resulted in a trend towards full pantry systems. More and more people are baking and preparing meals from scratch, so somewhere to keep all those ingredients is important, with a pantry providing the ideal solution as everything can be stored neatly away behind closed doors.”

TOP TIPS – From Simon Boocock, managing director, CRL Stone:

- “There is a huge trend towards natural finishes in the kitchen, with materials such as wood and stone helping to keep things neutral while creating a high-end look that won’t date too quickly. Marble is increasingly being used in interior design, with its distinct graining creating an individual finish.” 

- “Concrete is another popular material, tying in with the trend towards industrial styling in the home. Available in styles that emulate all the natural beauty of materials like marble, quartz and porcelain surfaces are increasingly being chosen for kitchen worktops, as they are much easier to care for. As non-porous materials no sealing is required, yet quartz and porcelain won’t let in water and are scratch and stain resistant and extremely easy to care for.”

- “There will always be consumers that want something radically different such as glass which can even be personalised, pewter, slate, the list goes on. Modern kitchen design is moving towards a mixture of such materials, combining in any number of ways to create a really individual kitchen design.”

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