4 hot kitchen design trends for summer 2023

4 hot kitchen design trends for summer 2023

Here at Kitchen Design Centre, summer is one of our favourite seasons – there’s just something to be said for the blazing sunshine, blue skies, and of course, the beautiful summer food. And just with so many seasonal changes, summer also brings with it a brand new set of fascinating kitchen designs. We don’t know about you, but we can’t help but get excited over the upcoming kitchen trends for summer 2023.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your kitchen this season, you’re in exactly the right place. Here are a few of our favourite design schemes for you to try out this Summer!


Monochrome Style Kitchens

Monochrome style kitchens are characterised by a black-and-white colour scheme that can be broken up with injections of grey. This style utilises white surfaces and light grey cabinetry, countertops, and flooring for a clean and contemporary look. If you’re looking to introduce this modern design scheme to your kitchen space, consider black accents in fixtures, hardware, and appliances to create contrast and sophistication.

This timeless style makes a space feel larger and more open, which makes it a perfect choice for smaller kitchens. It also offers easy maintenance, and hides dirt and stains particularly well. Overall, it’s not hard to see why this popular kitchen style is so popular – it combines timeless elegance, versatility, and a serene atmosphere, with a practical and visually appealing design.

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Shaker Style Kitchens

Shaker style kitchens are known for their clean lines and functional design. This typically features recessed panel doors, often made of wood, with a neutral colour palette. The popularity of this style stems from its timeless appeal, versatility, and durability. It’s simple and classic aesthetic transcends trends, while the quality materials and craftsmanship work together to ensure longevity.

Shaker style kitchens (like all of our kitchens!) allow for endless personalisation, and their natural connections add warmth and cosiness through the use of materials like wood. All of these features help Shaker style kitchens to provide a harmonious blend of simplicity, functionality, and enduring charm that can add value and style to any home.

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Dark and moody

Dark and moody Style Kitchens

Generally speaking, dark and moody style kitchens feature deep, rich colours and dramatic contrasts which create a sense of mystery and sophistication within your space. The popularity of this design lies in its unique and striking aesthetic, departing from brighter and more traditional kitchens.

The dark colour palette adds depth and intimacy while allowing for creative expression through textures and materials. Plus, it evokes a cosy and inviting atmosphere, especially in larger spaces. Dark and moody kitchens often incorporate metallic accents for a touch of luxury, and they offer a contemporary and edgy look that captivates with its visual allure. If you’re looking to create a sophisticated ambiance within your kitchen space, then a dark and moody design is definitely for you.

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Scandi Style Kitchens

Scandi (or Scandinavian) style kitchens are characterised by their minimalist design, clean lines, and natural materials. The light and airy colour palette creates a sense of tranquillity and spaciousness, however its real popularity lies in its timeless appeal, functionality, and ability to make small spaces appear larger. Specifically, the use of natural materials and the muted colour scheme creates a sense of calm and openness that you don’t get from other designs. Overall, the Scandi style kitchen is perfect if you’re looking to create a harmonious and practical environment within your kitchen. The scheme promotes simplicity, efficiency, and a sense of well-being, making it a very popular choice with a lot of our customers.

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Those are just a few bits of inspiration to get you started – and if you need any additional help bringing your dream kitchen to life, that’s where we come in! With more than 35 years of experience behind us here at Kitchen Design Centre, our designers are passionate about helping you get the kitchen of your dreams. If you need some extra inspiration though – feel free to drop by our Blackburn kitchen showroom (or our other designer kitchen showrooms in Manchester or Barrowford). We’ll always start your dream kitchen by sitting down to find out a bit more about how you use the space, so we can create a design that’s uniquely tailored to you.

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Touches of Traditional Style.

With decorating styles like American and cottage resurfacing in new ways, anticipate more traditional elements coming back into the kitchen too. 

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Windows will be the focal point in 2023. whether updating an existing space or designing a new kitchen. "We can expect to see kitchens having huge windows walls that slide open or into pocket walls, merging the indoor-outdoor spaces together. 

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A banquette moment in the latest design project "the trend of incorporating the kitchen with living and dining continues". 

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