The kitchen has always been the heart of every Irish home. It is more than just a place to eat, it’s a place where families gather to spend time together at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day. Here in Ireland we spend more time in the kitchen than any other room so it’s no wonder that we all want our kitchens looking their best. We have compiled a list of the top current and upcoming trends for the Irish kitchen:

White is still the colour of choice

You will surely have noticed the white kitchen trend in recent years. A popular approach when styling a white kitchen is to focus on contrast. Whether it is the counter tops or the floor tiles, using a darker surface within the room can give a really great sense of balance.

Wood Effect tile in kitchens

Gone are the days when wood flooring was only for halls and sitting rooms. Given the sometimes messy nature of a kitchen, wood flooring had always been considered an unsuitable choice. This is no longer the case thanks to the rise in popularity of wood effect tiles. Wood effect tiles are simply perfect for kitchen floors as they are hardwearing and easy to clean and maintain. They give the appearance of natural wood without the hassle and maintenance of real wood and with all the ease and benefits of tiles. Whatever style you are hoping to achieve in your kitchen, wood effect tiles will compliment it, and are without doubt the next big trend in Irish kitchens.

Grey Could be the next big kitchen trend

Designers are predicting that grey kitchens could be hot on the heels of the all-white kitchen for the number one spot. The grey kitchen trend started a few years back and has been gaining a steady momentum ever since. Its popularity is down to a few factors. First of all, this neutral colour gives a calming presence to your kitchen. Secondly, grey goes well with a whole range of accent colours making it extremely versatile.

Retro is back

This may come as a shock to some of you, but to others it will be no surprise at all to hear that vintage style kitchens are increasing in popularity. Top designers are getting more and more requests to incorporate vintage patterned tiles into their kitchen designs. Vintage pattern tiles are fast becoming the must-have flooring for the fashion conscious out there. With an almost endless combination of colours and sizes, it’s no wonder so many people are choosing this bold yet beautiful tile choice for their kitchens.


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