Kitchen Trends for 2015 – Complementing Hardwood Countertops in Style
A new year brings with it popular new interior design trends. Over 2014 we saw an increase in black & white high-contrast kitchens, as well as a huge surge in the popularity of darker greys against stark whites.
For 2015, grey continues to be anything but boring, whilst olive greens are picking up where the darker greys left off, and primary colours – particularly dark blues – continue to bring a feeling of warmth and playfulness to kitchens.
We have matched 2015’s on-trend colours from our favourite British paint company, Farrow & Ball, with some of our favourite flavours of hardwood countertops, to make your new kitchen look fashionable and fresh for the New Year.
In 2015, dark olive greens like ‘Gray Smoke’ from Farrow & Ball will be firmly in fashion. This shade of green is warm, organic and neutral enough to work with many timber types, though our choice for this year would be to pair it with oak.
Oak is a beautiful and traditional wood that never goes out of fashion, and as such it has consistently been one of our most popular timber choices. The warm colouration and distinctive yet uniform grain make oak worktops a beautiful match for green colour schemes in either classical or more modern kitchen settings.
Greys came firmly back in vogue in 2014, with varying shades of the tone that was previously perceived as drab dominating interior magazines. For 2015, softer greys such as ‘Parma Gray’ from Farrow & Ball will continue to be incredibly popular, especially when combined with dark, luxurious timbers.
We recommend pairing this palette with black American walnut worktops. This contrast brings out the colours of the timber beautifully, whilst the grey tones help bring light and modernity to the room.
Bright colours mixed with lighter tones were another familiar favourite throughout 2014, but in 2015 darker hues of these bright colours such as ‘Drawing Room Blue’ from Farrow & Ball, will continue to be a preferred choice.
We think that these dark blues look exceptional alongside a lighter timber such as our maple worktops. This radiant choice of worktop has an iridescent sheen that looks incredibly stylish, and would suit both modern and traditional kitchen designs alike.
If you would like to see some of these timbers up close, they’re all on display in our Gloucester showroom, and both oak and black American walnut can also be seen at our Harlow showroom. Come and see us!