Now that January is in full swing (there’s no turning back now, I’m afraid!), we thought it about time to give you some inspiration for your home: so get comfy, settle down with your internet-surfing device of choice, and read about how to stay ahead of the trends this year with Worktop Express®!
Of course, when talking about trends for 2016, there’s no better place to start than the heart of your house; the congregation centre for the whole family; the kitchen! After Christmas, your kitchen is probably the most tired room in the house – it definitely deserves some TLC this spring.
With this in mind, we have explored some of 2016’s hottest colour trends (all of which will combine perfectly with selected wood worktops) and compiled some recommendations to help bring your kitchen back to life this January!
1. There is a strong focus on warm colours this year and we have to agree that injecting warmth into the kitchen is the best way to wash out those winter blues. Why not go for the Sahara trend and bring the tropical climate (!) to your home?
Colour schemes that include orange and yellow shades feel optimistic, inviting and cheerful – qualities that tend to be most welcome in January (and indeed throughout the year).
We recommend combining the gorgeous ‘India Yellow’ by Farrow & Ball with our African wenge worktops – you can’t get much closer to the equator than that!
2. Red tones are a kitchen classic – and acolytes of auburn will be pleased to hear that this trend is here to stay. Warm wood tones paired with rich red or russet walls create a dramatic look but also bring an elegant and sophisticated feel to a kitchen.
Another African wood – and also our ‘Worktop of the Month’ – is iroko, which pairs well with any shade of red, due to its gold and bronze tones. Indeed, the colour we’ve chosen from Farrow & Ball would look truly delicious when placed alongside iroko – as evidenced by its name: ‘Eating Room Red’.
3. Finally, for those of you that prefer cooler tones, it would be hard to go wrong with a ‘forest’ colour palette. Natural shades of green combine with grey tones to gesture towards stones, trees and grasses, bringing a relaxed sense of ‘eco-style’ to your home.
This organic trend suits our commitment to sustainable kitchen surfaces perfectly; so – if you choose worktops from Worktop Express – not only will you create a space that looks eco-friendly, but you can also be sure that your counters are sourced in a responsible, ethical manner.
To make the most of this theme, we suggest pairing Farrow & Ball’s ‘Lichen’ with our ever-popular oak worktops. You could also incorporate accents of the colour ‘Green Ground’ if you wish to add dimension and richness to your aesthetic.
To see some examples of our worktops combined with a range of the most popular colours from Farrow & Ball, why not visit one of the Worktop Express showrooms? Each showroom has a variety of kitchen sets on display, featuring wooden worktops set atop oak cabinets from our sister company SolidWoodKitchenCabinets.co.uk.