8 Inspiring Design Ideas To Enhance Your Kitchen

The kitchen is much more than just a place to cook. For many of us, it’s the heart of our home. Thus, how your space looks and feels is every bit as important as how enjoyable it is to use. Your beautiful new kitchen should reflect your unique style and capture the essence of your home. To ensure your space does just that, you may want to think about more than just your choice of colour scheme and worktops. Whether you’re looking for a homely traditional kitchen or a sleek contemporary design, there are many unique and stylish ways to enhance your interior. Below are eight wonderful design ideas to help you find inspiration for your upcoming project.

Pair A Contemporary Scheme With Wood Finishes

Not so long ago, wood finish cabinetry remained the preserve of more traditional, farmhouse-style kitchens. However, drawing inspiration from Japanese interior design trends, it has become a popular addition to the contemporary kitchen. Wood offers a lovely way to offset the clean lines and smooth surfaces of a modern handleless design, bringing softness and warmth to your scheme. It works particularly well in this gorgeous coastal kitchen as it contrasts beautifully against the dark Burnt Umber wall units while referencing the stunning surrounding views.

Go Bold With Your Colour Choice

Since the navy blue shaker kitchen trend took the design world by storm a few years ago, we have gradually grown more confident in introducing colour to our interiors. Dark forest green and luxurious plum hues make a lovely choice for anyone looking to bring a sumptuous and sophisticated atmosphere to their space. Unlike vibrant, fully saturated hues, these deeper tones won’t overpower your kitchen. And like the classic navy blue, they exude an elegant and truly timeless feel.

Make A Statement With Your Island

One of the most exciting and challenging projects we’ve worked on to date has to be this spectacular kitchen renovation in Maenporth. A bespoke 5.2m long angled island steals the show. The gloss finish abstract blue artwork brings an impressive sense of drama and style to the room. The technical ingenuity and precision required to bring this kitchen to life earned us a KBB Focus award. While this bold design isn’t necessarily for everyone, adding a contrasting colour or worktop to your island is a great way to enhance your design.

Add Character With Vibrant Tiles

Another wonderful way to add an extra dimension to your kitchen is to introduce a striking splashback. The beautiful, patterned tiles in the interior below add a fabulous pop of colour to the design, creating an eye-catching focal point. When it comes to tiles, you’ll find hundreds of colours, patterns, and shapes to suit your scheme. Alternatively, a vibrant glass or luxurious stone splashback makes a lovely choice.

Showcase Period Features

The contrast between the original stone wall and sleek modern cabinetry in this stunning Cornwall kitchen beautifully accentuates this charming feature. A clever lighting scheme also makes all the difference, illuminating the gorgeous stone wall while giving the cabinets the illusion of floating. This subtle yet effective design complements our client’s home perfectly. Whether you are blessed with gorgeous stone walls, beautiful timber beams, or lovely red brick slips, it’s well worth considering incorporating them into your kitchen.

Now Kitchens Hampton Oxford Blue & Light Grey handleless kitchen cornwall

Create An Impressive Focal Point With A Beautiful Mantle

When it comes to creating a charming traditional country kitchen, there’s nothing quite like a magnificent mantle for introducing a sense of character and style. The bespoke chimney and mantle in the kitchen below make the perfect finishing touch to our client’s space. The elegant white tiles and integrated lighting set it apart from the rest of the room, establishing a beautiful focal point.

Now Kitchens Hardwick painted Powder Blue with Scots Grey

Streamline Your Kitchen & Living Space

Kitchens are no longer the purely functional enclaves they once were. And with the increase in popularity of open-plan living, creating a harmonious relationship between your kitchen and wider space could be just what you need to elevate your home interior. A custom shelving unit and a coordinating set of narrow base cabinets bring a stylish, streamlined feel to this modern open-plan kitchen. The bespoke storage offers the ideal place to keep living room essentials like board games and DVDs. It also provides a lovely spot to display photos and ornaments, distinguishing this half of the room from the kitchen area. Whatever look you go for, there are plenty of ways to create a cohesive kitchen and living space.

Elevate Your Interior With Stylish Accessories

As with any interior design, the finishing touches really do make all the difference. Eye-catching blue bar stools and chic Tom Dixon pendant lights bring an undeniably stylish edge to this pared-back monochrome kitchen. Just a simple hint of vibrant colour adds real personality and character to the scheme.

Now Kitchens St Ives Sutton Silk Scots Grey with Heather Slate

From charming, tiled splashbacks to chic lighting and accessories, there are so many wonderful ways to enhance your kitchen and make your space your own. For more inspiration, why not click here to browse our kitchen gallery? Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your ideas with our award-winning team, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to call us on 01326 565522 or email info@now-kitchens.co.uk.