The Different Styles Of Kitchens Explained
Your Guide To The Most Popular Kitchen Styles
When it comes to styling your home or kitchen you may hear interior designers refer to many different styles.
Hamptons, modern, contemporary, industrial or colonial are some of the most popular styles at the moment.
But how can you get this look yourself, and what do these styles actually mean?
Here we break them down for you, ready for your next kitchen transformation.
When you think of the Hamptons we’re reminded of the holiday lifestyles of the rich and famous. The houses you see in the movies are always sophisticated yet have that laid back beach feel. That’s what you want to feel with a Hamptons style kitchen.
Think fresh and coastal with a mix of French provincial. Which is perfectly suited to our Australian lifestyles.
The best Hampton style kitchens are filled with light, they’re spacious, simply and create a sense of comfort and calm.
When it comes to your finishes you’ll want to opt for pale palettes in white or neutral tones, natural materials such as woods in light or darker shades and clean lines.
Other Hampton-esque vibes are marble bench tops, subway tiled splash backs and oversized pendant lighting.
A modern kitchen is all about clean lines, clutter-free surfaces and high-tech appliances. This look is perfect for those who like hidden spaces, sleek doors and all things simple.
A modern kitchen often includes stone bench tops, recessed lighting and modern storage solutions such as open shelving, island bench cut out shelves, pull out bins and integrated fridges.
When it comes to colours, think contrast. It’s one of the defining characteristics of a modern kitchen. For example, pair white cabinets with dark bench tops.
Contemporary kitchens are suited to on-the-go lifestyles. This style is all about efficiency, space and convenience with an emphasis on sleek and chic.
Open-plan living is an ideal choice to match with this style of kitchen.
In a contemporary kitchen you can experience not with contrasts in materials and tones. From Ceasarstone quartz to charcoals and fine wood grains.
When it comes to your cabinets opt for frameless, symmetrical shapes and unadorned windows.
American colonial style kitchens are gaining in popularity in Australia at the moment.
This style is famous for its rustic and homely feel. For colours choose earthy tones, contrasted with deeper shades to introduce drama.
The use of wood through beams, cabinetry and flooring helps give you an authentic finish.
You might like to style your finished kitchen with antique accessories, and tapware in brass and copper ware.
The industrial style was first popular in the United States in the 1950s when people started converting old factories into housing.
Today you can take inspiration for this look and bring in some industrial style ideas into your kitchen such as concrete or exposed brick walls, natural lighting, stainless steel appliances.
Industrial kitchens are similar to contemporary kitchens, but they deliberately include exploded fittings, pre-loved finds, high ceilings and an abundance of light.
Polished concrete is also a popular choice when opting for an industrial style kitchen.
No matter which style suits your lifestyle McColl Cabinetmakers can bring your vision to life. Call us today for a free consultation.