Kitchen Trends for 2018

Latest Looks for 2018: On Trend Custom Kitchens in Melbourne

Searching for ideas for your custom built kitchen or kitchen remodel? We’ve got the predicted trends from around Australia and latest looks from Milan you’ll want to incorporate, so your new kitchen doesn’t date quickly.

From fashionable colours and styles, to in demand bench tops, we guarantee these latest looks will inspire you to create the ultimate kitchen.

Dark & Moody Cabinetry

If you thought kitchen cabinetry couldn’t evoke strong emotions, think again. It’s all about moody cabinet colours in 2018 – dark blues, greens and charcoal. Two-toned cabinets are also desirable giving a choice of both light and dark options, while black and white is a solid choice for custom cabinetry if you want to keep it monochrome.

The minimalistic look is proving to be a popular look for modern kitchens where all your appliances, even oven and fridge, are hidden behind sleek custom cabinetry doors.

Colour Your Kitchen

There’s a move away from the ‘safe white kitchen’ with homeowners branching out into blue, black, chocolate brown and green accents to give a splash of colour to the hub of the home. Floors, walls and under bench cupboards are key elements for adding colour, and many clients are choosing to swap out old cabinets with new custom cabinetry to keep their kitchen up to date.

Although they cost a little more, coloured appliances like fridges and ovens are also popular if they’re out on show. Another on trend look filtering through from last year’s Milan Furniture Fair, is an all black kitchen paired with the greenery of indoor plants.

Barely There Benchtops

Thin is in when it comes to kitchen benchtops with a nod to graceful, sleek designs in natural stone, porcelain and stainless steel. Thin doesn’t mean weak either thanks to new technologies giving more strength and durability to slimmer style benchtops. For an integrated effect, the colour of the benchtop should be reflected in matching custom cabinetry, handles and cooktop, and consider a shark-nose profile for your benchtop – very hot in Milan right now!

Sexy Splashbacks

An eye catching splashback always makes a statement and with custom built kitchens the possibilities are endless. Some on trend looks for splashbacks at the moment are bright patterns and deeper colours, such as plum, purple and dark blue. Geometric patterned, hand printed and textured tiles for splashbacks are also getting a big thumbs up from clients designing their custom kitchens in Melbourne.

Island Drama

Kitchens islands shouldn’t fade away into non-existence. The fashionable idea is to keep the majority of the kitchen space minimal, add simple custom built cabinetry and then make your island as dramatic as possible. An otherwise lacklustre kitchen can be transformed by an island with bold colourful tiles in geometric or heavily detailed patterns.

Show Off Your Metals

Another big kitchen trend at the moment is mixing metals rather than using all one type, i.e. not just stainless steel. There’s such a huge choice of options nowadays with chrome, brushed metallics, brass, matte black and more. Upgrading your tapware and joinery hardware can instantly refresh the look and feel of your kitchen.

Smart Appliances

Technology has taken over the lounge and it’s entering the kitchen arena. Smart kitchens are becoming more sought after with convenient add-ons and gadgets for ease of use. Thinking of experimenting yourself? Integrated kitchen technology can include: motion sense or one-touch kitchen faucets, digital refrigerators with touch pads, gadgets that alert you when items are running low or going off, programmable coffee makers for the perfect cup, sous vide cookers you can control remotely from your phone, and more.

Why Custom Built Kitchens?

If you’re interested in a kitchen remodel or new custom kitchen then Exact Cabinet Makers can help! With our custom kitchens Melbourne we can create a state of the art kitchen to the exact dimensions and angles of your existing space so everything fits like a glove. This is more affordable than changing the space to fit the kitchen! For instance, love the idea of thin benchtop but not sure it will work? Perhaps you’re wondering how how an all black kitchen will look? Our 3D rendering design process can help you visualise your custom built kitchen so it’s an award winning style statement rather than a eyesore.

Exact Cabinet Makers are leaders of custom kitchens in Melbourne and happy to give advice or a quote. Contact us or visit our Kilsyth showroom to check out our sample materials and layouts.


About Steve

Founder of Exact Cabinet Makers, Steve Craig, began his cabinet making apprenticeship in Melbourne, working with one of Melbourne’s most respected craftsman.

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