Popular modern kitchen design trends

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The kitchen is the heart of every house. It’s no surprise then that renovating the kitchen is a priority for many homeowners around the UK.

In fact, according to our 2023 Trends Report, a new kitchen ranked 8th on the list of top 20 home improvement jobs for this year, as well as being one of the projects homeowners wanted to spend the most amount of their money on.

Clearly, homeowners consider a brand new kitchen to be a worthwhile investment. If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen space, you might be wondering what some of the most modern, popular interior design room trends are.

Read on to find out what’s ‘in’ and what’s ‘out’ this year, as well as some great design tips to help you create your dream modern kitchen. And when you’re ready to speak to a kitchen specialist, post a job to request a quote.


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What are the top kitchen trends?

Below are five kitchen trends that went viral this year, and that all ranked in the top 20 most popular trends for 2023:

  1. Lavender kitchens
  2. Neutral kitchens
  3. Blue kitchens
  4. Forest green kitchens
  5. Beige kitchens

If you like the idea of a forest green kitchen, why not opt for a green floating kitchen island (which doesn’t touch the floor). They’re one of the trendiest modern kitchen designs, and have the added bonus of creating the sense of spaciousness.

Or, opt for a neutral colour pattern, such as white, grey and black to create a timeless design that stands out on your walls and never grows outdated.

Whichever colour you go for, we recommend incorporating geometric patterns (through wallpaper, textiles or tiles) as a way to modernise and add visual interest to your room. And don’t forget bold accents! Modern kitchens often have a focal point that captures the attention, such as a bright backsplash or a unique lighting fixture.

Already have a plan for your new kitchen? Speak to a kitchen specialist today to request a quote.


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What are popular kitchen colours?

From forest green to lavender, the above list highlights some of the trendiest colours homeowners around the UK are renovating their kitchens in.

However, when it comes to the top colours that have seen the overall biggest increase in demand this year, shades such as green, beige and taupe have come up on top. Check out our Trends Report for the full list of this year’s 15 most popular colours to help you decide which you should pick for your new kitchen.

To get that modern look, consider a monochromatic scheme that works with various shades of a single colour. Unsurprisingly, colour drenching rose in popularity by 172% this year, highlighting how colour techniques that can add depth to a space are highly appreciated by homeowners looking for modern paint styles.

Where several shades are ‘in’, two-tone kitchens are out, ranking as one of the top trends that fell by -26% in popularity this year. To achieve a modern, trendy kitchen look, we recommend incorporating several shades of the same colour as the most popular way to modernise your kitchen.

Hire a local painter to redo your kitchen’s colour scheme, or post a job today for a full kitchen design renovation.


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What should a modern kitchen have?

Modern kitchen ideas and interior design is often characterised by several of the below elements:

  1. Modern countertops, especially in stone or stainless steel
  2. Integrated appliances that conceal appliances behind kitchen cabinets and panels, thereby creating a clutter-free, seamless appearance
  3. Layered lighting, including ambient and accent lighting
  4. High-quality appliances, including energy-efficient and tech appliances that blend in with your kitchen’s design
  5. Clever, modern storage and space saving solutions
  6. Hardwood or tiled flooring that aligns with your kitchen’s overall design

Kitchen tiling and metal kitchen worktops both saw a big increase in demand this year, as did brass, light wood and marble materials. On the other hand, resin, chrome and copper have all fallen in demand, so keep this in mind when choosing new materials for your kitchen and house.

What does a new kitchen cost?

The average homeowner spends between £5,000 and £12,000 on a new kitchen, though if you’re aiming for a modern, luxury installation you could end up spending upwards of £28,000. It all depends on the quality of the appliances and features you buy, and the size of your kitchen.

For more information on the cost of buying and installing kitchen appliances, check out our Kitchen Cost Guide. Or, if you’re ready to get started, request a quote today from a skilled kitchen fitter in your area.


Picture of a modern kitchen with marble countertop

From monochromatic colour schemes to floating kitchen islands, there are plenty of features you can add to your new kitchen renovation project to turn it into a modern room.

The good news is doing so will also add up to £11,000 to the value of your property! So, what are you waiting for, get started on planning your new, modern kitchen space today.


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